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REALITY CHECK: Southern Railway CC1 ‘Booster’

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

To power goods trains on its electric network, the Southern Railway built one of the most innovative and unusual locomotive designs ever to appear on our railways. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks into the history of the Class 70, otherwise known as the ‘Booster’.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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EFE Rail’s Southern Electric ‘Boosters’

MIKE WILD

The 1940s Southern Railway ‘Booster’ electric locomotives are the subject of an all-new tooling from EFE Rail for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby Magazine – Top 200 Models

MARK CHIVERS

With hundreds of models reviewed over the past 200 issues, MARK CHIVERS reveals the very best 200, and the team's personal highlights since 2007.

MARK CHIVERS

FIRST LOOK: EFE Rail SR Booster Co-Co electrics for OO gauge

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

The all-new EFE Rail model of the SR Booster Co-Co electrics has arrived with retailers. We met with product development manager Graham Muspratt to find out more about these fascinating early electrics.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

Exclusive ‘OO’ 86/4 for KMRC

MARK CHIVERS

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has commissioned an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Class 86/4 AC electric from Heljan, finished as 86402 in BR blue (Cat No. 8649).

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol launches Class 87 for ‘N’

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol has announced plans for an all-new ‘N’ gauge BR Class 87 Bo-Bo electric locomotive.

MARK CHIVERS
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Flying Scotsman ‘Electra’ from Hornby

MIKE WILD

The striking LNER ‘Flying Scotsman’ livery is the latest to be released on the Hornby Class 91. MIKE WILD checks out this colourful new addition.

MIKE WILD
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Triplex Sound for the Hornby Class 08

MIKE WILD

Hornby’s new Bluetooth Triplex Sound chips provide a simple means of adding stay alive, but can you fit all the components into the Hornby Class 08? MIKE WILD shows how in this step-by-step guide.

MIKE WILD

Rails of Sheffield reveals Class 88 electro-diesel for ‘OO’

MIKE WILD

Rails of Sheffield has teamed up with Dapol to offer a brand-new ready-to-run model of the Direct Rail Services operated Class 88 electro-diesel for ‘OO’ gauge.

MIKE WILD
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The evolution of the railway carriage

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

From an open truck fitted with hard seats to a 140mph air-conditioned vehicle the British Railway carriage has come a long way in less than two centuries, yet it is surprising how long many features from those early years actually survived, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES relates.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES