HM195 - September 2023

HM195, September 2023 will be on sale in August 2023. Read our digital first news content and features here first to keep up to date with all the latest happenings in the model railway world.

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'OO' gauge Diesel Multiple Unit upgrades

Concentrating on some older 4mm scale Diesel Multiple Units, TIM SHACKLETON looks at ways of bringing them up to something like present day standards.

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Model Locomotive Crews

New to Modelu’s range of 3D-printed finescale figures are these twin-figure packs designed for Bachmann’s recent ‘OO9’ Mainline Hunslet 0-4-0ST/0-4-0STT and Rapido Trains UK’s 16in Hunslet 0-6-0ST.

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West Highland Line buildings

Peco has launched a collection of new ‘OO’ gauge laser-cut building kits based on structures on the West Highland Line in Scotland.

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Platform Water Crane

Another addition to Kernow Model Rail Centre’s range of ‘OO’ gauge exclusives is this Bachmann Scenecraft Great Western Railway (GWR) water crane.

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Kernow’s GWR style platform shelter

Kernow Model Rail Centre’s (KMRC) range of exclusive West Country themed ‘OO’ gauge models is bolstered with the recent addition of a contemporary GWR platform shelter.

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3D Printed Buffer Beam Detailing

West Hill Wagon Works (WHWW) has added a selection of 3D-printed ‘OO’ gauge buffer beam detailing packs for locomotives and carriages to its range.

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Making Buildings from Scratch – Part 4

When the shell of a building is finished, you can consider modelling the inside where it will be visible. MALCOLM BRIGGS explains how he creates realistic interiors - and what can be left out.

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Rainbow’s Revolutionary TUA Tanks

A new wagon option is available for 1970s and 1980s modellers. MARK CHIVERS takes a close - but not caustic - look at the TUAs.

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Catherwood - Building Vale station: Part 2

In part two of our visit ‘down under’, GLENN JONES explains how he built the scenery of the layout’s extension in memory of fellow modellers, and how this atmospheric tribute to the Southern Region is finally complete.

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Accurascale Scottish 'Car Headlight' Class 37/0s

Accurascale’s latest batch of all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 37 Co-Co diesels (HM192) have arrived, with the latest releases modelling the early Scottish ‘car headlamp’ style Class 37/0 variants.