Electrics

Rails Connect CDU

Rails of Sheffield has added a high-powered Capacity Discharge Unit (CDU) to its new Rails Connect branded electronics range.

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BR’s traction options

Much has been written about British Railways’ post-war traction policy and in particular its decision to continue constructing what many regarded as obsolete and outdated steam engines. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks again at the dilemma BR faced and reviews whether, with hindsight, it came to the right decision.

Second sample for Hornby APT

Hornby has received a second updated engineering sample of its new Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train for ‘OO’ gauge following on from the first sample shown in the Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition in October. 

Green light for more Pendolinos in ‘N’

Revolution Trains' proposed second production run of its popular ‘N’ gauge Pendolino Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) is going ahead.

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VIDEO: Hornby's Class 91 first sample in action

Hornby has received the first engineering sample of its Class 91 Bo-Bo electric for 'OO' gauge. We took it for spin on our 'OO' gauge test track to showcase Hornby's work so far. Watch it here with Richard Watson.

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Bachmann releases 2-HAP EMU

Southern Region electric modellers will soon be able to expand their BR era unit fleet with the arrival of Bachmann’s all-new model of the Class 414 2-HAP two-car units. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival for third-rail electric layouts in ‘OO’ gauge.

Class 91 first EP sample debuts

Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 91 Bo-Bo electric has progressed to the Engineering Prototype (EP) stage of the production process. This first running sample is currently undergoing evaluation.

Factory decorated AL6s

Heljan has received factory decorated samples of its new 'OO' gauge model of the Class 86/0 in BR blue liveries. See them here.

Revolution production Class 92

Revolution Trains has revealed production samples of its soon to be released 'N' gauge model of the Class 92 Co-Co dual voltage electric. Final livery corrections have been made and approved.

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Twelve Trees Junction: THE TRAINS

Hornby Magazine’s busy Southern Region junction layout hasn’t been out on show for almost two years, but there have been plenty of new additions to its roster. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at the locomotives and rolling stock which allow Twelve Trees Junction to reflect the final decade of steam on the Southern. Photography, Mike Wild.