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Modelling Gresley 'V2' 60800 Green Arrow

Locomotive-specific detailing can still be added to improve the newest ready-to-run models even further. RICHARD HALL shows how you can upgrade Bachmann’s already excellent model of ‘V2’ Green Arrow in its preserved condition.

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Stretching across 118 spectacular miles, the Highland Main Line is a vital artery linking the Far North for more than 150 years, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Commonwealth of Australia

In recent months Hornby has released a significant number of Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2s,primarily in its Hornby Dublo range as part of the Great Gathering 10th anniversary collection. This new ‘OO’ gauge ‘A4’ arrival is from the main range, but no less exciting as it represents one of the five Commonwealth-named ‘A4s’ in original condition, finished as 4491 Commonwealth of Australia.

Heljan receives LNER ‘U1’ running sample

Heljan has received a running sample of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge LNER  Beyer-Garratt ‘U1’ 2-8-0+0-8-2 for evaluation.

Colour for NER 20ton coal hoppers

Final decorated samples of Accurascale’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge North Eastern Railway (NER) 20ton coal hopper wagons have arrived for scrutiny.

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What Next? LNER

Continuing his survey of the ‘Big Four’ railways, Trevor Jones picks out some ‘missing links’ of the LNER and constituents that could be modelled in ‘OO’ gauge.

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Great Gathering anniversary collection – Part two

Last issue (HM200) we looked at the first half of the new Hornby Dublo Great Gathering tenth anniversary collection, and now the three remaining Gresley ‘A4s’ - 60007 (Cat No. R30266), 60008 (R30265) and 60009 (R30263) in BR condition are here.

Rails reveals exclusive ‘N’ gauge Dynamometer car

Rails of Sheffield and Locomotion Models have announced details of an exclusive version of Rapido Trains UK’s forthcoming ‘N’ gauge LNER Dynamometer car as it appears today at the Railway Museum at York.

Rapido GNR Stirling Single update

Rapido trains have released painted prototype samples of its GNR Stirling Single re-release for ‘OO’ gauge. View the latest images here.

Heljan plans 'O' gauge Class 24

Heljan has revealed plans to produce an all-new ‘O’ gauge BR Class 24 Bob-Bo diesel.