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Dapol ‘OO’ Hawthorn Leslie EPs

Dapol has received Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its newly tooled ‘OO’ Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST.

Irish Rail 22000 Railcars next for IRM

Irish Railway Models (IRM) has revealed the Irish Rail 22000 Class Intercity Railcars in 4mm scale as their next powered model. 

New Fleetlines from Rapido UK

Rapido Trains UK is to produce a new batch of its 1:76 scale West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive (WMPTE) Fleetline buses, including a selection of retailer exclusives for Rails of Sheffield and TTC Diecast.

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The varied and intensive freight traffic around this Midlands junction inspired MICHAEL RHODES to recreate it in ‘OO’ gauge for his stunning home-based layout.

Irish Rail Mk 2b/c coaches for IRM

Irish Railway Models has announced a second batch of its 4mm scale ('OO') Mk 2 carriages in Irish Rail (IR) InterCity livery, with delivery slated for the end of 2023.

VIDEO: Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan product launch

Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan have joined forces to launch a brand-new never seen before ready-to-run 'OO' gauge locomotive. Watch the official launch video by Hornby Magazine here for North Eastern Railway electric ES1 here...

Model meets Prototype at North Norfolk Railway

Bachmann Europe visited the North Norfolk Railway in mid-October to present the owners of resident BR Standard ‘4MT’ 2-6-0 76084 with a ‘OO’ gauge model of the prototype.

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How to model Consett iron ore trains

Trevor Jones.

The famous iron ore trains which ran from Tyne Dock to Consett until the 1970s are recreated by TREVOR JONES in ‘OO’ scale using the recently released KR Models wagons as the basis.

Trevor Jones.

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Inspired by the lonely West Highland Line outpost, MARK DARRAGH set out to build this pretty but isolated station in ‘OO’ gauge. Photography, Nigel Burkin.

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New identities for ‘Large Prairies’

Pacific Models has added a new customising sheet for Hornby’s recently introduced ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway ‘Large Prairie’ 2-6-2Ts.

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Southern Railway ‘Lord Nelson’ Class 4-6-0s

THIS latest volume from Pen and Sword charts the history of the Southern Railway’s (SR) ‘Lord Nelson’ 4-6-0s, from introduction in 1926 to their withdrawal during 1961/1962.

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The Scottish Region in the 1970s and 1980s

AS the title suggests, this latest picture volume from Andy Gibbs focuses on British Rail’s Scottish Region traction in the 1970s and 1980s

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The Blue Pullman Story

New from Crecy Publishing is this fully revised history of the eye catching Metropolitan Cammell Midland Pullman/Western Pullman Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMUs).

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BR: From Green to Blue

This new pictorial album from Key Books offers a fascinating insight into the transition from BR green to the new BR blue corporate scheme and aims to include the major changes along the way such as small yellow warning panels, full yellow ends and more

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Cornish Railways: St Austell to Penzance

New from Key Books is this second volume from Craig Munday highlighting the Cornish Main Line between St Austell and Penzance.

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Modelling BR Engineers’ Wagons

This latest 132-page modeller’s guide from Key Publishing explores the fascinating subject of British Rail’s motley collection of engineers’ wagons.

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KR Models debuts GT3

KR Models launched its model railway business in 2018 with plans to produce a ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run model of unique English Electric gas turbine prototype GT3, and now it’s in the Hornby Magazine office for review. MIKE WILD pays close attention to this sought-after new arrival.

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