London Midland Region

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STAFF PROJECTS - New Layout, New Location

Following a house move, BEN CHURCH starts afresh with a new ‘OO’ gauge layout to cater for his and his grandfather’s interests.

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REALITY CHECK: Class 25 Variety

The numerous Class 25s have a rather confusing history, as within the 327 examples built there have been numerous sub-classes and individual variations, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Stanton Midland in O gauge

This ‘O’ gauge layout has evolved over the years, recreating British Railways London Midland Region operations in the 1950s and ‘60s, as WILLIAM THOMAS explains.Photography, Trevor Jones

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Railways Remembered: North East England

First in a new series called ‘Railways Remembered’, this new publication from Crecy is a well-produced and high-quality look back at the railways in North East England from the 1950s to 1970s. The book covers steam, diesel and electric traction on main lines and the region’s many industrial railways.

Eric Treacy ‘Black Five’ for Railway Icons range

Locomotion Models has announced an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model of Stanier ‘Black Five’ 5428 Eric Treacy (Cat No. R30387) as part of the Railway Icons brand.

New Class 45 decorated samples revealed

Decorated samples of the second production run of the Class 45 in ‘OO’ have been revealed by Heljan.

Heljan Class 28 Co-Bo for Rails

Rails of Sheffield is producing a new exclusive run of the Heljan Metropolitan-Vickers Class 28 Co-Bo diesels in ‘OO’ gauge.

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Graham Farish LMS ‘Twins’

The London, Midland & Scottish Railway’s pioneering diesel-electric ‘twins’ 10000/10001 are the latest arrivals from Bachmann’s ‘N’ gauge Graham Farish range. MARK CHIVERS assesses these new additions to the roster.

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Shap

Shap has always been a challenge to footplate crews and a magnet for enthusiasts. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explores this famous location’s history and appeal.

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‘Big Four’ Fowler ‘4P’

With the first half of Hornby’s ‘Big Four’ collection having already arrived (HM200), commemorating the centenary of the formation of the ‘Big Four’, the latest representative in the quartet of models is now available in the form of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) Fowler ‘4P’ 2-6-4T.