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Rapido debuts its Gunpowder van for 'OO' gauge

The first ready-to-run ‘OO’ gauge freight wagon from Rapido Trains UK has arrived – the RCH gunpowder van. MIKE WILD inspects this new release.

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Broad Sidlinch revisited - the S&D in 'OO' gauge

The Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway is the setting for this fascinating ‘OO’ gauge layout which is now operated by the North Norfolk Model Railway Enthusiasts at Holt station on the North Norfolk Railway. PAUL GOLDSMITH takes us on a return journey to discover how this layout has been refurbished for a new lease of life.

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Rosebury Goods - 1980s Midlands freight scene

The grimy industry of the Black Country in the 1980s is the setting for NEIL WOODBINE’s latest ‘OO’ gauge layout, which demonstrates the atmosphere which can be achieved in a small space.

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Heljan Class 86 sequel - the Class 86/4

The English Electric Class 86 AC electrics went through numerous changes during their long careers. Heljan’s latest new-tool version models the Class 86/4 sub-class which MIKE WILD reviews.

FIRST LOOK: Rapido Class 28 Co-Bo for ‘N’

Rapido Trains UK has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) running sample of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Metropolitan Vickers Class 28 Co-Bo diesel for evaluation by the company’s development team.

FIRST LOOK: All-new Bachmann Class 25s

Bachmann has received first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its newly-tooled 'OO' gauge BR Class 25/1 and 25/2 Bo-Bo diesels for assessment by the development team.

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Hornby’s centenary year catalogue came with the enticing prospect of a brand-new model of the famous Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train and now it is here. MIKE WILD leans in to find out more with brand-new video from the Hornby Magazine Workshop.

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British Rail’s tiling test - the Class 370 APT

Perhaps one of the most spectacular failures of railway engineering that has ever taken place in this country was the tilting Advanced Passenger Train, a multi-million pound project that failed to enter reliable public passenger service, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

Dapol adds new ‘O’ gauge box van trio

Dapol has added three all-new 12ton box vans to its ‘O’ gauge portfolio, with first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples currently being evaluated by the company’s development team.

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Howbrooke - the modern railway in 'OO'

Given a challenge to create a present day layout for his club, RICHARD SMITH and friends built this appealing snapshot of the sights and colours of the modern day railway in ‘OO’ gauge. Read the full story here with exclusive KeyModelWorld only video.