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Dapol Class 87 nears production

BEN CHURCH

Dapol has unveiled first engineering samples of its new ‘N’ gauge Class 87 Bo-Bo electric.

BEN CHURCH
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Dalziel North

RODDY NEWBIGGING

The atmosphere around a Scottish freight terminal in the early 2000s inspired RODDY NEWBIGGING and friends to create this detailed pastiche of the early privatised railway in North Lanarkshire.Photography, Jonathan Newton

RODDY NEWBIGGING
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Rannoch Station

BEN CHURCH

Modellers of the picturesque West Highland line will be pleased to see two new kits from Peco, bolstering its range of laser-cut wood kits (HM195) and providing new options for modellers of this scenic route.

BEN CHURCH
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3D Printed Armco Safety Barrier

BEN CHURCH

New from West Hill Wagon Works are these ‘OO’ gauge 3D printed packs of Armco style safety barriers.

BEN CHURCH
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Mini Roller

BEN CHURCH

From Mini Roller comes this useful painting aid for your stock of modelling essentials.

BEN CHURCH
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New Peco Wagon Load Kits

BEN CHURCH

Peco has issued six useful kits to help detail ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge wagons with loads, suitable for wagons of all sizes.

BEN CHURCH
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The Dawlish Sea Wall

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Few railway locations are as recognisable as the famous sea wall at Dawlish in Devon, where for a hundred years trains have done battle with the elements, sometimes in spectacular style. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains why this railway was built and what the future may hold for it.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

VIDEO: Railway Icons HSDT prototype decorated sample

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

The decorated sample of the Railway Icons collection model of HSDT prototype power car 41001 has been revealed through the collaboration between Rails of Sheffield, Locomotion Models and Bachmann Europe together with a factory sound option of the model.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

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EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Bachmann all-new 'OO' Class 30 and 31

MIKE WILD

Join us as we reveal the first samples of Bachmann's next 'OO' gauge model which forms part of the new British Railway Announcements going live on February 7 2024.

MIKE WILD
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FIRST REVIEW: Cavalex Models Class 56 for OO gauge

MIKE WILD

Cavalex Models’ debut powered model arrived at the end of January. MIKE WILD takes an exclusive look at the first production versions of this highly-anticipated ‘OO’ gauge locomotive.

MIKE WILD
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Speaker upgrade for the Accurascale ‘Manor’

MIKE WILD

Accurascale’s GWR ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 is a superb model, but it left room for improvement in the speaker setup. MIKE WILD shows how he fitted Locoman Sounds’ latest profile for these two-cylinder locomotives together with a speaker upgrade.

MIKE WILD

Staff Projects: Reviving Topley Dale

MIKE WILD

It’s approaching two years since Topley Dale was dismantled and put into storage, but now the layout is being rebuilt in a much bigger, extended form. MIKE WILD explains the first steps and the vision for the future.

MIKE WILD

VIDEO: Making Tracks: The Final Frontier - Project Update

JONATHAN NEWTON

Pete Waterman and the Railnuts are working through construction of new extensions to the Making Tracks layout to create Making Tracks: The Final Frontier for Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham. The new extensions will take the layout to 208ft x 14ft and feature over 240ft of scenery. Watch the latest update video here.

JONATHAN NEWTON

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Cavalex Models Class 56 production samples

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

With Cavalex Models' debut powered model - the BR Class 56 - due to arrive with retailers at the end of January, we meet with the manufacturer to reveal the final tweaks on its production samples. Watch our video here as we discuss the new model with Cavalex Models Alex Perkins.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

Ellis Clark Trains about the future of model railway

JONATHAN NEWTON

With the recent press for model railway surrounding the closure of Hattons Model Railways and the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, we talk to Ellis Clark Trains founder Ellis Clark to get his perspective on the hobby and its future.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Allerby - recreating the 1980s in 'O' gauge

Steve Thompson

The latest exhibition layout from STEVE THOMPSON and family models a freight scene in ‘O’ gauge, demonstrating the tremendous presence this scale offers and you can see it at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

Steve Thompson

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Mini Roller

BEN CHURCH

From Mini Roller comes this useful painting aid for your stock of modelling essentials.

BEN CHURCH
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New Peco Wagon Load Kits

BEN CHURCH

Peco has issued six useful kits to help detail ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge wagons with loads, suitable for wagons of all sizes.

BEN CHURCH
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New Grafar rolling stock rolls in

BEN CHURCH

Bachmann’s Graham Farish range of British Railways Mk 1 and Mk 2f coaches has been significantly expanded with new liveries and running numbers.

BEN CHURCH
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1:76 scale Sultan

BEN CHURCH

Trains4U has expanded its scope of British military 1:76 scale kits with a model of a FV105 Sultan army control and command vehicle.

BEN CHURCH
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Rusty Rails Trackside details

BEN CHURCH

Rusty Rails has expanded its catalogue of 4mm scale trackside details with the addition of new Rawie fixed buffer stops and lineside telephones and signage poles.

BEN CHURCH
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EWS exclusive Class 37/4

MIKE WILD

The Bachmann Collectors Club range features this fine model of EWS liveried Class 37/4 37422 Cardiff Canton. MIKE WILD checks out the finer details.

MIKE WILD
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BR 16ton steel mineral wagon for ‘N’

BEN CHURCH

British Railways’ 16ton steel mineral wagon was one of the most ubiquitous wagons on the rails for decades and this all-new ‘N’ gauge wagon from Peco gives modellers another option for this versatile vehicle.

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All-new Iron ore tippler in ‘N’ gauge

BEN CHURCH

New from Peco is this newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge 27ton iron ore tippler wagon. They ran in block trains and as their name suggests they could be turned upside-down in a special tippler machine to unload their contents.

BEN CHURCH

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