HM203 - May 2024

Get set for the 2024 Great Electric Train Show

The first layouts have been revealed and advance tickets are on sale now for the 2024 Great Electric Train Show at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on October 12/13.

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Staff Projects - Track gang

It’s all about track on the rebuild of Topley Dale with a combination of lifting old rails, relaying and new track installation, as MIKE WILD explains.

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Stretching across 118 spectacular miles, the Highland Main Line is a vital artery linking the Far North for more than 150 years, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Hope Street - the pre-grouping era in 7mm scale

A pre-Grouping goods station is the setting for JOHN BUCK’S evocative ‘O’ gauge layout, which brings to life a long-gone but once commonplace scene.Photography, Jonathan Newton

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Quarry Hunslet Digital Sound

Fitting DCC sound in Bachmann’s tiny ‘OO9’ gauge model is difficult – but as John Gay explains, is possible, bringing it to life beautifully.

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West Hill ‘Deltic’ Power Plant

British Rail’s legendary Class 55 ‘Deltic’ diesel locomotives gained their distinctive nickname from their twin Napier ‘Deltic’ engines which West Hill Wagon Works has recreated in detail for ‘OO’ gauge.

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SMS Crowd Control Barriers

New from Scale Model Scenery is this pack of 4mm scale laser-cut crowd control barriers – ideal for creating a contemporary worksite, festival or rail replacement bus stop queue at a station.

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Diesel Fuelling Point

This diesel fuelling point from West Hill Wagon Works, offers a simple way to easily incorporate an important – and distinctive – scene into a modern-era layout.

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3D Printed Rabbits

Hop to it with this pack of 3D-printed 4mm scale rabbits from West Hill Wagon Works, providing plenty of choice when it comes to incorporating these fluffy animals into a scene.

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ModelU Cattle

Continuing the animal theme, ModelU has added a selection of 3D-printed farm figures to its range, including this pack of 4mm scale cows.