Class 40

SERIES 8 Part 3: Digital Sound - installing ZIMO chips

Part 3 of our new digital sound video series is available now exclusively for Premium Subscribers. In this video we show how the ZIMO decoder family can be installed in a Bachmann Class 40 and a Hornby '9F' 2-10-0 with simple tools and readily available speakers.

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Customising limited edition Class 40 40145

The Key Publishing limited edition model of 40145 in large logo blue prompted DAVID DOLMAN to take an already good model and make it even better.

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Creating the cover for model for Hornby Magazine 200

Marking the 200th issue of Hornby Magazine called for a special cover shot. RICHARD HALL reworked a Bachmann class 40 to mark the occasion in style with a unique headboard.

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40145 - the large logo Whistler

One of the most recognisable locomotives on the preservation scene is D345, otherwise known as 40145, a machine that gained fame when it was, for a time, painted in BR large logo blue, a livery it never carried in front-line service. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES tells its story.

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Bachmann’s upgraded Whistler

The latest iteration of Bachmann’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 40 has arrived, sporting tooling and circuitry upgrades. MARK CHIVERS casts a glance at this new and improved release.

IN STOCK NOW: DCC ready Class 40 limited edition

The DCC ready version of Key Publishing's exclusive limited edition model of preserved Class 40 40145 East Lancashire Railway are now in stock and ready for immediate despatch. Read more here.

40145 production sample arrives

Production samples of Key Publishing’s latest limited edition ‘OO’ gauge model of Class 40 40145 East Lancashire Railway have arrived. View them here and watch our full sound demonstration.

Key Publishing launch large logo Class 40 limited edition

Join Mike Wild and Mark Chivers for the launch of our latest limited edition model featuring the pre-production sample in our video Premiere.

KR Models reveals the Class 40 is next!

KR Models revealed at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition that it has selected the ever-popular English Electric Class 40 1Co-Co1 diesel-electric as its next ready-to-run project. We bring you the full story.

Heljan Class 40 for O gauge Review Freemium

Revamped ‘Whistler’ for ‘O’

The Class 40 is one of the largest and heaviest diesel locomotives to operate on the British railway network and it is back for a second outing with new body tooling for ‘O’ gauge with Heljan. MIKE WILD checks out this recent new release.