Diesels

Heljan reveals three new ‘O’ gauge projects

A brace of Scottish Region Type 2s and the Southern Region Class 73 have been revealed as Heljan’s new ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge locomotive projects for release across 2021 and 2022.

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Before BR blue

The change to BR’s new corporate blue colour scheme didn’t happen overnight, and there were many variations. TIM SHACKLETON wanders into the minefield of blue liveries in the pre-TOPS era. 

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Reality Check: The prototype HST

The High Speed Train has proved to be one of the icons of British railway history since its inception almost half a century ago. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES finds out how the concept was developed and looks back at the first of the type.

VIDEO: Bachmann Class 40 with factory sound

Bachmann's latest Class 40 with factory sound has joined the fleet for Topley Dale. We showcase the ESU sound decoder created for the model in this video feature.

KR Models 'Fell' first sample

KR Models has received the first engineering sample of its 'OO' gauge model of the unique 'Fell' 2-D-2 diesel-electric. See the first images here.

Heljan announce Class 02 for 'O' and 'OO'!

The Yorkshire Engine Co Class 02 0-4-0 diesel shunter has been announced as Heljan's next ready-to-run locomotive for 'O' gauge - and it will be produced in 'OO' gauge as well. Release is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021 with prices for DCC ready versions planned at £339.00.

Accurascale updates Class 37 project

Accurascale has updated the expected delivery timescale for its new range of 'OO' gauge Class 37s which are now scheduled to be available in the second quarter of 2021. 

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The Clayton Type 1s

In its rush to dispense with steam locomotives, British Railways ordered many new diesels straight from the drawing board. One of the shortest-lived was the Clayton Class 17 – now the subject of a new model from Heljan. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks at the history of this handsome, but unreliable class in this feature from HM24 in 2009.

Murphy Models Class 121 coming soon

Murphy Models has released images of the decorated samples of its new 'OO' gauge model of the Irish Railways Class 121 Bo-Bo diesel. The all-new ready-to-run locomotive is expected to arrive with retailers during August.

Heljan shows latest Class 37/4s for 'O'

Heljan has released images of its latest batch of Class 37/4 decorated samples for 'O' gauge while Revolution Trains has also shown the livery sample for its DRS limited edition produced by the Danish manufacturer.