North Eastern

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Alston in 'N' gauge

This classic branch line terminus is the subject of PETER BROWN’s ‘N’ gauge layout, bringing to life a distinctive location which is now the headquarters of the South Tynedale Railway - and you can see the layout at the 2024 Great Electric Train Show.

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THE HIGHLAND MAIN LINE

Stretching across 118 spectacular miles, the Highland Main Line is a vital artery linking the Far North for more than 150 years, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

Colour for NER 20ton coal hoppers

Final decorated samples of Accurascale’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge North Eastern Railway (NER) 20ton coal hopper wagons have arrived for scrutiny.

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What Next? LNER

Continuing his survey of the ‘Big Four’ railways, Trevor Jones picks out some ‘missing links’ of the LNER and constituents that could be modelled in ‘OO’ gauge.

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Great Gathering anniversary collection – Part two

Last issue (HM200) we looked at the first half of the new Hornby Dublo Great Gathering tenth anniversary collection, and now the three remaining Gresley ‘A4s’ - 60007 (Cat No. R30266), 60008 (R30265) and 60009 (R30263) in BR condition are here.

Ellis Clark Trains' Quad Art EPs

Ellis Clark Trains has received Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge articulated Quad Art carriages for evaluation by the development team.

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Scarlington - the North of England in 'N' gauge

The distinctive atmosphere of North East England in the 1970s and 80s is the setting for the North of England Line Group’s ‘N’ gauge layout. KEITH SMITH explains how it was built and how it runs.

Accurascale adds more North Eastern hoppers

Accurascale has announced details of a second batch of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge North Eastern Railway (NER) 20ton coal hoppers.

NER Y7 in ‘OO’ Gauge from Rapido Trains UK

Rapido Trains UK has added the diminutive North Eastern Railway (NER) Wordsell ‘Y7’ 0-4-0T to its release schedule.

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Eastern promise... UNFULFILLED

The recent introduction of a model of the 1903-built petrol-electric Autocar has aroused much interest in early forms of alternative traction – many of which were pioneered by railways in North Eastern England, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.