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Hornby's Avanti Class 390 Pride liveried coaches

MARK CHIVERS

Following the recent release of Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 390 ‘Pendolino’ four-car train pack (Cat No. R30081) as 390119 in the distinctive Pride colour scheme (HM186), the matching centre cars are also now available.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby's Drax Renewable Pioneers hoppers for 'OO' gauge

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby has released new versions of the IIA-D 102tonne Drax biomass hopper wagons which were introduced in 2013-2014.

MARK CHIVERS

‘N’ gauge China Clay Dries for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre has added a further two exclusive ’N’ gauge commissions to its range, with the announcement of new Graham Farish Scenecraft China Clay Dries and accompanying chimney.

Accurascale’s ‘Deltic’ birthday announcement

Accurascale is celebrating its fifth birthday with the announcement of a second production run of the popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 55 ‘Deltics’.

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Dapol delivers its Class 59 for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

The American-built Electro-Motive Division Class 59 heavy-freight locomotives started a revolution in rail freight haulage. Dapol is looking to achieve the same with its all-new ‘OO’ gauge model. MIKE WILD finds out if it has succeeded.

MIKE WILD
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Class 59 heavy-freight diesel history

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

More than three decades ago a small fleet of Class 59 diesel locomotives arrived in this country, and immediately proved themselves far superior to anything that we already had on our railways, starting a revolution that would, in time, see hundreds of similar locomotives brought to our shores, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

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Making Tracks 3 - January Update

CHRIS CLENTON

Making Tracks 3 is the most ambitious layout Pete Waterman and the Railnuts group have built yet and there are just six months to go until its debut in Chester Cathedral. CHRIS CLENTON brings the story up to date with a new update from the Making Tracks 3 workshop.

CHRIS CLENTON
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Weathering and detailing a Hornby LNER 'Q6' in 'OO' gauge

TIM SHACKLETON

Operating your layout with only a limited selection of classes is entirely prototypical – but how do you make near-identical engines look different? TIM SHACKLETON shows how you can do it through weathering effects alone.

TIM SHACKLETON

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Cheltenham’s wonderful ‘Westerns’

The Western region ‘Western’ hydraulics are amongst the most popular diesel locomotives and Dapol has been winning favour for its ‘OO’ gauge model of this iconic class since it was first released in 2012 (HM68).

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BR black for Oxford ‘N7’

New in from Oxford Rail is the third version of the Hill ‘N7’ 0-6-2T for ‘OO’ gauge.

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Peter’s Spares

‘Go to’ model railway spares specialist, Peter’s Spares of Middlesbrough has supplemented the many thousands of items stocked, by sourcing replacement parts for older Hornby and Lima models.

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‘OO’ Provincial Super Sprinter

Realtrack Models' popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 156 Super Sprinter Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) has been backdated and is now available in British Rail (BR) Provincial Sector livery.

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The Flying Dustman

The second Gaugemaster Collection ‘N’ gauge Class 66 is 66783 The Flying Dustman in its unique Biffa red and orange colour scheme.

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Hornby Ruston 48DS 4wDM

‘OO’ gauge locomotives don’t get much smaller than Hornby’s tiny Ruston 48DS fourwheel diesel shunter. MIKE WILD breaks out his magnifying glass to inspect this attractive and eagerly awaited new arrival.

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Hornby Class 87 gets Virgin colours

The third Class 87 to be released using Hornby’s all-new 2018 introduced tooling is 87019 Sir Winston Churchill.

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Dapol's 'O' gauge GWR '14XX'

The latest ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge steam locomotive from Dapol is the classic Great Western Railway branch line passenger engine – the Collett ‘14XX’ 0-4-2T. MIKE WILD puts this high specification 7mm scale model through its paces.

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