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VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway - Episode three

In Episode 3 of building the Great Central Railway Mike Wild and Richard Watson continue on their journey of building a brand new model railway in 'OO' gauge. This time focusing on all things scenery from track weathering to expanding foam and the fine details. Watch Episode 3 here to see how we tackle the scenics.

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Armco-style safety barriers

Scale Model Scenery has added a pack of 4mm scale Armco-style safety barriers to its collection of laser-cut detailing accessories.

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Class 67s

NEW from Key Books is this picture volume showcasing the Spanish-built 3,200hp Class 6 Bo-Bo diesel locomotives.

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Pit to Power Station

THIS recent volume from Fonthill Media reflects on the Merry Go-Round (MGR) coal train operations of the 1990s, as witnessed by its author who worked on the railway at Worksop during this time.

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Modelling a Stanier ‘Jubilee’ in early post- Nationalisation condition

Combining extensive prototype research with creative flair, TIM SHACKLETON models a Stanier ‘Jubilee’ in early post- Nationalisation condition, still carrying pre-war LMS livery.

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VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway - Episode three

In Episode 3 of building the Great Central Railway Mike Wild and Richard Watson continue on their journey of building a brand new model railway in 'OO' gauge. This time focusing on all things scenery from track weathering to expanding foam and the fine details. Watch Episode 3 here to see how we tackle the scenics.

VIDEO: Building the Great Central Railway - Episode two

In Episode 2 of building the Great Central Railway Mike Wild and Richard Watson continue development of our brand new model railway layout. This time the team are focusing on all things track, from laying Peco's bullhead flexible track to wiring and baseboard joints. Watch Episode 2 here to see how we get trains running.

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HORNBY'S ALL-NEW CLASS 91 for 'OO'

The Crewe-built Class 91 Bo-Bo AC electrics have been a daily part of the East Coast Main Line scene since 1988, and they are still in front line service today. Hornby has gone back to the drawing board to create a brand-new model for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD finds out more.

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Perennial Appeal - living with a garden railway

With Spring officially here, TREVOR JONES takes stock of his outdoor Great Wakering, Flackwell Heath and Whitefield ‘OO’ gauge garden railway, paying particular attention to the recently improved harbour scene.

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Dawlish Warren - Devon in 'N' gauge

With just a hint of sea wall, red sandstone cliffs and a four-track section of main line, CHRIS MORRIS explains how he set out to model one of Devon’s most popular holiday locations in ‘N’ gauge.

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Armco-style safety barriers

Scale Model Scenery has added a pack of 4mm scale Armco-style safety barriers to its collection of laser-cut detailing accessories.

Review Premium

Class 67s

NEW from Key Books is this picture volume showcasing the Spanish-built 3,200hp Class 6 Bo-Bo diesel locomotives.

Review Premium

Pit to Power Station

THIS recent volume from Fonthill Media reflects on the Merry Go-Round (MGR) coal train operations of the 1990s, as witnessed by its author who worked on the railway at Worksop during this time.

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3D printed oil barrel racks

Amongst West Hill Wagon Works’ recent additions to its range of 3D printed accessories is this collection of 4mm scale oil barrels and racks.

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The Railway through the Central Highlands

THE Central Highlands are the focus for this new picture book from Amberley Publishing, primarily focusing on the stretch of railway between Perth and Inverness.

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