Eastern Region

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STAFF PROJECTS: New levels for New Junctıon

RICHARD WATSON

The initial draft of the track plan is complete - but will it actually work? Eager to get trains running on his ‘OO’ gauge New Junction layout, RICHARD WATSON takes a cautious approach which uncovered some unexpected challenges.

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BR Eastern Region Locomotive Survey

Ready-to-run is awash with a range of ‘OO’ gauge BR Eastern Region motive power with steam, diesel and electric traction. MIKE WILD surveys the choices.

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Eastern Inspiration highlights gallery

The BR Eastern Region has been the subject of many layouts large and small. Hornby Magazine highlights a handful of the best in this gallery of inspirational scenes.

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BR’s Eastern Region Train Formations

BR’s Eastern Region covered a large swathe of England, operating an eclectic mix of main line, secondary and branch line services. MARK CHIVERS recalls some typical train formations from the 1950s and 1960s.

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EASTERN REGION HISTORY

Of all the regions created when the railways were nationalised, the Eastern was perhaps the most forward-looking, yet many aspects of its advances are today not widely appreciated, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Intercity Colours for the Class 91

Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 91 AC electric is now available in original InterCity colours. MIKE WILD checks out the latest version following the model’s debut in HM180.

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Cley-on-sea 'OO' gauge late 1960s eastern region layout

Norfolk in the 1960s is the setting for RUSSELL PIGOTT’S home-based layout, with lengthy runs and a wide variety of operation in ‘OO’ scale.

LNER to repaint entire Intercity 225 fleet

A new colour scheme is being applied to the LNER Class 91 and Mk 4 fleet. Read the full story and watch video of the launch here.

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Appleton Junction - East Coast Main Line in the transition years

Modelling a fictional section of the East Coast Main Line south of York, Appleton Junction recreates the spectacle of the transition years in the 1950s and 1960s, as PETER BRACKENBURY describes. Photography, Mike Wild.

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HORNBY'S ALL-NEW CLASS 91 for 'OO'

The Crewe-built Class 91 Bo-Bo AC electrics have been a daily part of the East Coast Main Line scene since 1988, and they are still in front line service today. Hornby has gone back to the drawing board to create a brand-new model for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD finds out more.