Diesels

‘Heavyweight’ 37 materializes

Accurascale has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 37/7 diesel for evaluation.

Accurascale 'OO' 37s enter production

Accurascale has confirmed that the first batch of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 37 diesels are now in production, following approval and testing of decorated samples.

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NATIONAL ‘GRIDS’ - THE CLASS 56

The Class 56 is one of only a few British diesel locomotive classes to be designed specifically for heavy freight work and has nowadays largely disappeared from the network - although those that remain could have an interesting future. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains all.

Heljan enters ‘TT’ market

Heljan has revealed plans for an all-new British 1:120 scale ‘TT’ range with the launch of a newly-tooled Class 31/1 A1A-A1A diesel locomotive.

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Hornby Magazine July 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM181, July 2022. Highlights of this issue include a full guide to repainting a Hornby 'West Country' as the Severn Valley Railway's Elizabeth II, Russell Pigott's superb Cley-on-Sea 'OO' gauge home layout, the latest model reviews, step by step modelling guides and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

Revolutionary Class 93 develops

Development of Revolution Trains’ forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge model of the Stadler tri-mode Class 93 Bo-Bo is progressing well, with the manufacturer revealing the latest CAD drawings for the project.

Hornby’s Platinum Jubilee HST

Hornby has unveiled surprise plans to produce a special souvenir edition of its ‘OO’ gauge InterCity 125 High Speed Train (HST), in celebration of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.

New batch of 'O' gauge Class 08s

Dapol is to produce a new batch of its popular 'O' gauge Class 08 diesel shunters.

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Little Aller Junction - diesel-hydraulic era in 'N'

Aller Junction, near Newton Abbot, was the inspiration for CHRIS MORRIS’ ‘N’ gauge layout, set firmly in the diesel-hydraulic era in the summer of 1963. Photography, Mike Wild.

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Dapol’s ‘OO’ Class 122

As the last BR diesel railcars are retired from passenger service by Chiltern Railways in 2017, BEN JONES takes a close look at Dapol’s long-awaited new model of the Gloucester RCW variant of the popular ‘bubble cars’.