HM186 - December 2022

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Hornby’s Lion for ‘OO’ gauge

MIKE WILD

The Liverpool & Manchester Railway’s 1838-built 0-4-2 Lion is the subject of Hornby’s latest locomotive release. With an intriguing and complex history, MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at this intricate new addition.

MIKE WILD
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Kernow delivers ‘O’ gauge LSWR van

RICHARD HALL

We inspect Kernow Model Rail Centre's 'O' gauge ready-to-run model of the LSWR Diagram 1410 box van. Read the full review here.

RICHARD HALL
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Dapol’s anchor-mounted tanker arrives for ‘O’ gauge

First announced in November 2020, Dapol’s all-new ‘O’ gauge 14ton anchor-mounted tank wagon is now available. We check out this addition to the manufacturers growing collection of steam era goods wagons.

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Revolution Trains 'N' gauge JNA-T box wagons

MARK CHVIERS

Reflecting the present-day rail scene, Revolution Trains has delivered a kaleidoscope of colour with its latest ‘N’ gauge project, the MMA-A/JNA-T bogie box wagons. MARK CHIVERS inspects these newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge arrivals.

MARK CHVIERS
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ViTrains Class 47

Looking back at photographs from the early 2000s, MIKE WILD was inspired to find and revive a ViTrains Freightliner triple grey Class 47 to provide an alternative container train locomotive.

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Railway Realism: Chinley

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Once the centre of a busy railway network Chinley, in Derbyshire, is now but a shadow of its former self. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks at the rise and fall of this important railway landmark.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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BOOK REVIEW: Along Welsh lines

MARK CHIVERS

Amongst the recent book releases from Pen & Sword is this substantial picture volume of the rail network taking in South Wales and the Central Wales line in the late 20th Century.

MARK CHIVERS
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BOOK REVIEW: English Electric Class 37/4s

Marck Chivers

British Rail’s English Electric Class 37/4s have proved to be remarkably versatile locomotives, evidenced by the fact that some remain in front line service today, more than 35 years after conversion from standard class members.

Marck Chivers
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BOOK REVIEW: Class 47 adventures

MARK CHIVERS

A recent addition to the Key Books portfolio from Key Publishing is this latest edition on Class 47s by Ian McLean. This is the third book in the series on Class 47s and covers movements from Inverness to Newquay.

MARK CHIVERS
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BOOK REVIEW: Main Line to the South

MARK CHIVERS

​​​​​​​This recent tome from Irwell Press is the second in the series focussing on the South Western Main Line between Basingstoke and Southampton.

MARK CHIVERS