HM196 October 2023

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Rapido’s Lion

In our first look at Rapido’s all-new model of Liverpool and Manchester Railway 0-4-2 Lion, MIKE WILD discovers what it has to offer.

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Modern palisade fencing in ‘N’ gauge

Ratio’s ‘N’ gauge range of plastic models and accessories is bolstered with the addition of two new packs of modern palisade fencing for the scale.

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4mm Scale Cutting Crew

Modelu has added a 4mm scale oxyacetylene cutting crew to its range of 3D-printed finescale figures.

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Flangeway ‘Mermaid’ returns

Flangeway Models has received a new batch of its exclusive ‘OO’ gauge 14ton ZJV ‘Mermaid’ side tipping ballast wagons.

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Rapido’s Loriot Y wagon rolls in

Rapido Trains UK’s eagerly-awaited ‘OO’ gauge model of the Great Western Railway ‘Loriot Y’ machinery truck has arrived.

Sonic Models GCR 'A5' 4-6-2T with ZIMO sound from Digitrains. Feature Premium

Upgrading Sonic Models GCR ‘A5’ 4-6-2T

Sonic Models’ GCR ‘A5’ 4-6-2T has been designed for simple sound installation, but with simple upgrades it can be enhanced further. MIKE WILD shows how.

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Streamline small radius curved turnouts

Peco has added a pair of new ‘OO’ gauge small radius curved turnouts to its code 100 Streamline range of track components.

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The Great Wakering Crab and Oyster Company

A long-lost railway with operational restrictions provided all the incentive TREVOR JONES needed to create a new branch line train hauled by a 3D printed SER ‘R1’ 0-6-0T. Trevor explains all.

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End of platform steps

West Hill Wagon Works has released a pair of 4mm scale Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) end of platform steps to complement its new collection of contemporary platforms and platform furniture.

White Meadow Quarry in 'N' gauge. Feature Premium

White Meadow Quarry 'N' gauge layout

Childhood memories from the Croydon area inspired RAY TAYLOR and ANNA BASS to build White Meadow Quarry. This busy 'N' gauge layout combines main line and industrial railways in an unusual setting. Discover its story in word, pictures and video.