'OO' gauge model reviews
Irish Model Railways has recently expanded its range of ‘OO’ gauge Irish outline wagons with the addition of the distinctive bagged fertiliser carriers, the latest development of the project to produce several wagon types on the common 42ft long chassis.
FOLLOWING the arrival of the LMS lined crimson version (HM154), Hornby has released its BR period Stanier ‘Princess Royal’ 4-6-2s for ‘OO’ gauge. Both 46206 Princess Marie Louise in BR lined blue and 46207 Princess Arthur of Connaught (R3713) in BR lined maroon are now available and we had the opportunity to inspect the latter.
The LMS Beyer, Garratt is a leviathan of freight haulage. These huge twin engine, single boiler steam locomotives were introduced in 1927 to reduce the London, Midland & Scottish Railway’s (LMS) reliance on double heading on its long distance coal trains.
The EMD Class 66 is now the most common diesel locomotive on freight traffic in the UK and Hatton’s has gone to great lengths to develop a brand-new ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run model of the popular prototype. MIKE WILD gets up close and personal with two versions.