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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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Bachmann’s Hawksworth ‘PANNIER’

The final development of the Great Western Railway ‘Pannier’ tank is the subject of Bachmann’s latest ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run locomotive. MIKE WILD pays close attention to this brand-new and ‘most-wanted’ new release.

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Accurascale Tipplers debut

The latest ‘OO’ gauge wagons to arrive from Accurascale are PTA//JTA/JUA bogie tipplers. MIKE WILD inspects these outstanding new additions for the freight sector.

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Dapol steps up with GWR ‘Mogul’

Dapol has been continually enhancing its ready-to-run locomotives with new features, performance and even finer detail, but its latest could be its best yet. MIKE WILD puts the new GWR ‘43XX’ 2-6-0 for ‘OO’ gauge through its paces to find out.

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MIDDLE EASTERN MACHINERY

Israeli armour subjects garner significant interest with modellers, so it’s no surprise aftermarket marking specialist Star Decals has catered for such vehicles, with this set covering M48 Magach and AMX-13 tanks.

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FELINE MACHINERY

Modellers with 1/35 kits depicting early-model Tiger tanks may wish to consider this selection of unusual markings options from Star Decals.

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D-DAY MARINES

While small-scale kits depicting the Sherman M4A4 variant with the Chrysler A57 ‘cloverleaf’ engine housed in an extended rear hull and widely spaced bogies are unusual, those seeking an alternative scheme for such offerings will enjoy this Star Decals’ product.

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MEDICAL TRANSPORT

Food Machinery Corp’s M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) has been adapted to provide a wide array of specialist vehicles and its ambulance variants are the subject of Star Decals’ 13th collection of Israel Defense Force (IDF) Armoured Fighting Vehicles (AFVs).

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ANTI-TANK MUNITIONS

Although they appear similar to conventional explosive munitions, Eduard’s 1/72 Brassin fittings depict the BL755 cluster bombs developed by Hunting Aircraft and used by the RAF between 1972-2008.

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AUXILIARY ADDITIONS

Intended to replace the styrene representations of the external fuel tanks supplied with its 1/48 Messerschmitt Bf 109G kits, Eduard has released this Brassin set, containing two distinct fittings.