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Minerva’s diesel debut: the Class 14 'Teddy Bear'

Specialist ‘O’ gauge manufacturer Minerva Model Railways has produced its first ever ready-to-run diesel locomotive modelling the characterful but short-lived Class 14 ‘Teddy Bear’. MIKE WILD finds out what this diesel-hydraulic has to offer.

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Bradford-on-Tone - the hydraulic era on the Western

The lure of the hydraulic era was too much to resist for the Somerset Railway Modellers Club which took its popular ‘OO’ gauge layout Oake forward a decade for a new look. Steve Pike explains all. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Seven Mills Sidings and Bench Road 'O' gauge layout

Originally conceived as a multi-era scene, this busy and compact ‘O’ gauge layout has led an eventful life. ANDY PETERS explains its journey from start to finish. Photography, Mike Wild.


A brand new two-day model railway exhibition sponsored by Hornby Magazine takes place at the Statfold Narrow Gauge Museum in Staffordshire this April. MARK CHIVERS previews this all-new model railway event.

Rail Research livery for GB Railfreight Class 69

GB Railfreight has revealed the latest livery for its developing Class 69 fleet with 69004 turned out in BR Rail Research Division livery on February 17 at Eastleigh Works.

KR Models SR Bulleid Leader

KR Models recently received its Engineering Prototype (EP) of its ‘OO’  Southern Railways (SR) experimental Bulleid ‘Leader’ 0-6-0+0-6-0T steam locomotive.