'OO' gauge model reviews
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 fleet of 50 English Electric Class 50s attracted a cult following in their final years of service and have always been popular as ready-to-run models. Heljan has delivered the first ‘O’ gauge version of the sought-after diesel-electric – MIKE WILD takes a closer look.
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.