HM196 October 2023

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Private and Industrial Railways

Thanks to the recent introduction of several new models of industrial prototypes, interest in non-main line railways has boomed over the last couple of years. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES examines the world of private railways and explains how they can inspire future modelling projects.

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Hornby’s Class 08 shunts into TT:120

The humble Class 08 0-6-0 diesel shunter is now available for ‘TT:120’ scale from Hornby. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this compact new arrival for the scale.

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Accurascale ‘Manor’ Debut

The GWR ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 is the first ready-to-run steam locomotive to be produced by Accurascale. MIKE WILD inspects a DCC ready and DCC sound fitted version to find out what is in store.

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Modelu Head Signals

New from Modelu are these 3D-printed ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) and Southern Railway (SR) Head Signals.

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Revolution’s SR Inspection Saloon

The unique lines of the Southern Region General Manager’s Inspection Saloon have been recreated in ‘OO’ gauge by Revolution Trains. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this highly-detailed coach.

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Kernow Engine House 

Kernow Model Rail Centre’s range of exclusive West Country themed models includes these specially commissioned ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge Scenecraft Cornish Engine Houses.

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DMU weathering – multiple options

Continuing his series on improving models of Diesel Multiple Units, TIM SHACKLETON outlines some innovative methods for weathering first-generation vehicles.

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By their very nature, junctions are fascinating, especially where multiple route permutations are possible. PAUL LUNN selects a few real-life examples and shows how you can replicate them in model form.Artwork and photography by Paul A. Lunn, unless stated otherwise

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Bachmann’s upgraded Whistler

The latest iteration of Bachmann’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 40 has arrived, sporting tooling and circuitry upgrades. MARK CHIVERS casts a glance at this new and improved release.

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BR's brilliant Class 58 Co-Co heavy freight diesels

One of the most recognisable British-built diesel locomotives is the Class 58 - a successful design which never quite achieved its potential, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.