Diesel locomotives

Heljan launches 2023 catalogue

Visitors to the Warley National Model Railway exhibition were the first to see Heljan’s 2023 catalogue featuring new locomotives and rolling stock for ‘OO’, 'OO9' and ‘O’ gauges, as well as the return of many existing models.

Heljan adds ‘O’ gauge Class 58

Visitors to Warley were the first to see a surprise addition to Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge range of British outline diesel locomotives; the Class 58. This all-new model has been produced in response to strong demand from ‘O’ gauge modellers.

SWR Class 159 for Kernow

A Class 159 DMU in South Western Railway (SWR) colours is Kernow Model Rail Centre’s latest commission.

Golden Ochre ‘31’ in ‘N’ for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) is commissioning an ‘N’ gauge Class 31 from Graham Farish, finished as D5579 in BR golden ochre.

Exclusive Class 59s in ’N’ for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre has commissioned two all-new ‘N’ gauge Class 59 diesels from Revolution Trains.

KMRC adds Royal Scotsman 37 to Scottish roster

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has added another exclusive Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge Class 37/4 diesel to its range, finished as 37401 in Royal Scotsman livery.

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YouChoos Class 47 sound upgrades

MIKE WILD

Digital sound specialist YouChoos has created a brand-new sound file for the ever-popular Class 47 diesel-electric utilising the latest ZIMO MS series decoders. MIKE WILD shows how it can be used to upgrade the outgoing 21-pin generation Bachmann Class 47.

MIKE WILD
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BARROW HILL JUNCTION

The varied and intensive freight traffic around this Midlands junction inspired MICHAEL RHODES to recreate it in ‘OO’ gauge for his stunning home-based layout.

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Hornby updates its ‘Grid’

Mike Wild.

The Class 56 has had a small refresh for its latest outing in the Hornby range. MIKE WILD checks out the new arrival in the shape of BR blue 56047.

Mike Wild.
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FIRST REVIEW: Heljan all-new Class 45 debuts

Mike Wild.

The latest ‘OO’ gauge arrival from Heljan is its Class 45 1Co-Co1 diesel-electric. MIKE WILD finds out what is in store with this new release.

Mike Wild.