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Hornby Dublo Technical Manual Review Premium

Hornby Dublo Technical Manual

Researched and compiled by David B. Neale, a founding member of the Hornby Railway Collectors Association of Australia, the manual aims to offer a complete technical guide for the servicing and maintenance of Hornby-Dublo models.

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South Yorkshire Railways

This recent picture volume from Amberley Books presents a nostalgic look at rail operations in and around South Yorkshire, primarily during the 1980s. Since then, the railway has changed with some of the scenes no longer possible as collieries, depots and even routes have closed.

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Steam’s Lament: Bulleid’s locomotives

New from Strathwood Publishing, this latest edition in the series covers O.V.S. Bulleid’s ‘Merchant Navy’ 4-6-2s, ‘Q1’ 0-6-0s, ‘Leader’ 0-6-6-0Ts, plus diesel and electric designs.

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Modelling British Railways Wagonload Formations

This latest bookazine in the Modelling British Railways series from Key Publishing focuses on diesel and electric era wagonload freight formations. Coverage for this second volume of the modeller’s guide is focused mainly on wagonload freight.

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FINE BRASS LINKS

Even with modern moulding technology, reproducing chains is difficult in styrene, so this 50cm length of fine (2.1 x 1.7 x 0.4mm) links will be a boon for modellers building 1/35 armour kits and even large-scale maritime subjects.

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GENERIC CREW

Although intended to complement the firm’s range of sci-fi accessories, Greenstrawberry’s generic 1/350 resin figures are equally suitable for real-world naval models in this scale.

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STARSHELL SHOOTERS

While Black Cat Models has produced its own 1/350 Flower-class frigate kits, those with other models can still add the French firm’s superb 3D-printed detailing with separate sets.

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LEATHERNECK TANKER

Whether you are intending to convert a baseline C-130J to a US Marine Corps tanker or update an older Italeri kit, this splendid two-piece set from Brengun is ideal and will make for an eye-catching model.

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STURMOVIK ‘OFFICE’

Designed for Tamiya’s splendid 1/48 offering, this is one of Yahu’s more complex update sets, providing replacement side console and equipment box facings in addition to the usual pre-painted and -assembled instrument panel.

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NIGHT-FIGHTER ADDITIONS

Comprising just a single photoetched steel fret, Eduard’s upgrade for ICM’s 1/48 Junkers Ju 88C-6 night-fighter is nonetheless effective.