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British Rail's Mk2 DBSOs

Railway operators are always seeking ways to improve efficiency, and one of the most interesting results of this process was the conversion of a number of brake coaches to include a cab, enabling a train to be driven from either end. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks more closely at British Rail’s Mk2 Driving Brake Second Opens.

4-VEP multiple makeover

Revised Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 423 4-VEP Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) have been received by the company’s development team for assessment.

Exclusive Class 320 EMU for Model Rail Scotland

The Association of Model Railway Societies in Scotland (AMRSS) – organiser of the annual Model Rail Scotland exhibition – has commissioned an exclusive limited edition model of Revolution Trains’ newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Class 320 three-car Electric Multiple Unit (EMU).

First Look: Revolution Trains’ Class 313 EMU

Development work on Revolution Trains’ all-new ‘N’ gauge Class 313 Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) is progressing well with the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample arriving in early January.

KR Models reveals 4-DD EMU for ‘OO’

KR Models revealed it is developing a ‘OO’ gauge model of the experimental BR Southern Region 4-DD double-deck Electric Multiple Units (EMU) at the 2021 Great Electric Train Show on October 2.

Grafar Class 319 EMUs reach ‘deco’ stage

Bachmann’s newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Graham Farish Class 319 four-car Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) have reached the decoration stage of the development process.

Hornby Pride models move forward

Development work on Hornby's collection of Pride-liveried ‘OO' gauge models received a boost in May with the arrival of a decorated sample of Class 66 66773 Pride of GB Railfreight (Cat No. R30023) for approval by the development team.

HM169 Bachmann 4-BEP EMU Review Premium

Electric buffet

Bachmann's new ‘OO’ gauge 4-BEP Electric Multiple Unit is here, completing another important Southern Electric milestone. MARK CHIVERS casts his eye over this long-awaited new release.

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Reality Check: The 4-BEP EMU

During the 1950s and 1960s the Southern Region massively extended its electrified network, and in doing so introduced a number of new classes of Electric Multiple Unit, with one of the least numerous of these being the 4-BEP which was designed to provide catering on services on the South Coast lines. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks into the history of this small but unusual class.

Kato amends Class 800 seating issue

Kato is to amend the interior moulding unit for one of the vehicles in its recently-released ‘N' gauge Class 800 InterCity Express Train (IET).