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Rapido RCH 1907 wagons develop

Rapido Trains Uk has received first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Railway Clearing House (RCH) 1907 open wagons for assessment by the project’s development team.

Stockton & Darlington Chaldrons for Locomotion

Locomotion Models has commissioned several exclusive 'OO’ gauge Stockton & Darlington Railway (S&DR) Chaldron coal hoppers from Accurascale, depicting the waggons used in the early years of the world’s first public railway.

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Dig for Victory

If your 1940s layout has houses and gardens in it, the odds are it will have an Anderson shelter amongst the fruit and veg. DAN EVASON unearths a range of techniques to create this fascinating scene.

Dapol reveals ‘O’ gauge 14ton slope-sided steel minerals

Dapol has revealed that it is developing a newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge 14ton slope sided mineral wagon.

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Kernow’s exclusive ‘O’ gauge CDA China Clay Hopper

New from Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) is this all-new ‘O’ gauge CDA china clay hopper, produced exclusively for the retailer by Dapol.

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Laser-cut Locomotive Storage

WW Scenics has developed a new laser-cut locomotive storage box for ‘OO’ gauge.

‘O’ gauge 24ton hopper for Dapol

Dapol is to produce a newly-tooled 24ton iron ore hopper wagon for ‘O’ gauge, with the project already at an advanced state.

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A4’s in Preservation

It is now 57 years since the last of Sir Nigel Gresley’s famous ‘A4s’ were taken out of service yet six survive, with one still active on the main line. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks at the preservation years of what will always be remembered as the ‘Streaks’.

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Lineside Fencing

Geoscenics’ range of kits and accessories is bolstered with this pack of 4mm scale lineside fencing.

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Fordhampton Industrial Chimney

New to the Gaugemaster Fordhampton construction kit range is this Industrial chimney suitable for ‘OO’ gauge use.

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Revolution's DRS Class 37/4

Revolution Trains is best known for its home-grown products in ‘N’ and ‘OO’ gauge, but it is testing the waters in ‘O’ gauge with the commissioning of this limited edition Class 37/4 from Heljan.

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Southern Electrics Scrapbook Vol. II

This second book in the Southern Electric Scrapbook series from Strathwood is presented in landscape format. It features another fascinating collection of archive images of the Region’s varied slam-door Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) and locomotive hauled trains on third-rail territory – and in some cases, beyond.

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Steam’s Lament – Bulleid’s Light Pacifics

New from Strathwood Publishing is this collection of evocative black and white images of Bulleid’s ‘Battle of Britain’ and ‘West Country’ 4-6-2s through the British Railways era.

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Steaming through the Chilterns and thereabouts

THIS latest book from Goose Publishing features a new selection of photographs captured through the lens of the late H.C. Casserley.

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The GCR – what really happened

THIS recent release from Pen and Sword sets out to address what really happened throughout the Great Central Railway’s (GCR) existence, through its LNER days and into British Railways (BR) custodianship.

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Diesels in East Yorkshire: Four decades of change

The rail network around East Yorkshire has witnessed much change over the years, including improved passenger services and frequencies, as well as changing freight traffic patterns.

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