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EFE Rail’s Southern Electric ‘Boosters’

… The physical tooling reflects the real locomotives superbly and even covers detail differences at … in their career … The 1940s Southern Railway ‘Booster’ electric locomotives are the subject of an all-new tooling … gauge. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival. As unusual electric locomotives go, the Southern Railway ‘Boosters’ …

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What GWR locomotives should be made next?

… highlights some of them and suggests some potential new locomotives. Railway modellers and collectors have been … models, along with the BR Standard classes and a look at locomotives that were designed but never built. Naturally, … effectively. Above: Now in BR ownership, GWR diesel-electric 0-6-0 shunter 15100 is seen under repair in Swindon …

Natford TMD in OO gauge by Key Model World. Article

Natford TMD heads for the Great Electric Train Show

… gauge diesel depot will be making a return to the Great Electric Train Show. The layout is centred around a four-road … the show and will be demonstrating the latest ‘OO’ gauge locomotives all weekend at the Great Electric Train Show . Watch our full Building a Diesel Depot …

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PREVIEW: The 2023 Great Electric Train Show

… … On October 14/15, the doors will open to the 2023 Great Electric Train Show at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. … show, MIKE WILD explores the full line-up. The 2023 Great Electric Train Show is just a few weeks away and amazingly … to take the controls of one of the Hornby live steam locomotives. Above: Malcolm Bentley’s recreation of Ranelagh …

Visit the 2023 Great Electric Train Show on October 14/15 2023. Article

REVEALED: The top ten reasons to visit the 2023 Great Electric Train Show

… to go until the doors open to the 10th anniversary Great Electric Train Show at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, … Amazingly it is 10 years since the first Great Electric Train Show took place in 2013. Celebrate with our … in 2023 we have something for everyone from the latest locomotives and rolling stock to scenic materials, …

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Modelling British Railways Modern Freight Locomotives

… from Key Publishing focuses on modern-era freight locomotives and the various models available ‘off-the-shelf’ … projects, resulting in some superb looking diesel and electric locomotives. Another must-have addition for the modeller’s …

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Book Review: Heavy Freight Locomotives

… Publishing  highlights some of the heavy freight diesel locomotives that were introduced by British Rail (and its … the book also includes a selection of images of freight locomotives on passenger workings such as railtours and the occasional diversion of electric services away from the ‘wires’. From a modeller's …

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Locomotion’s ES1 electric for ‘OO’ gauge

… The pioneering North Eastern Railway steeple cab electric is the subject of the latest collaboration between … Eastern Railway’s British Thomson-Houston built Bo-Bo electric No. 1 is quite remarkable. It was built in 1903 at a time when electric locomotives were in their infancy and had what, in many …

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Hornby’s 'OO' gauge Class 87 Bo-Bo electric

… AC overhead electric have become popular subjects for ready-to-run locomotives in ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD casts his eye over the … Class 87 for 'OO' gauge in the detailed review. OVERHEAD ELECTRIC modelling hasn’t been strong in British outline …

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BOOK REVIEW: English Electric Class 37/4s

… BRITISH RAIL'S English Electric Class 37/4s have proved to be remarkably versatile locomotives, evidenced by the fact that some remain in front … Their extensive refurbishment included installation of Electric Train Heating (ETH) equipment, which enabled them to …

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Reality Check: The ‘Electric Scot’ - BR’s Class 87s

… For many years the premier express locomotives on the West Coast Main Line were the Class 87s, … Remarkable potential When the new electric service was launched on May 6 1974, the remarkable … only 30 years old, which is comparatively youthful for electric traction and there was a great deal of interest in …

Seven Mill Depot Article

Seven Mill Depot returns to the show circuit

… to make a return to the exhibition scene at the 2024 Great Electric Train Show . The layout was originally built in 2019 … roster is drawn from the Dapol and Heljan ranges and all locomotives running at the Great Electric Train Show will be weathered and sound fitted. The …

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REALITY CHECK: Southern Railway CC1 ‘Booster’

… design for higher speeds … To power goods trains on its electric network, the Southern Railway built one of the most … proposals to deal with this was to develop and introduce electric locomotives which would be able to use much of the existing …

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Graham Farish LMS ‘Twins’

… The London, Midland & Scottish Railway’s pioneering diesel-electric ‘twins’ 10000/10001 are the latest arrivals from … (LMS) Chief Mechanical Engineer H.G. Ivatt in 1946, diesel-electric locomotives 10000/10001 were built at Derby Works with …

Bachmann all-new Class 08 and Class 09 diesel shunters for OO gauge. Article

Bachmann reveals all-new Class 08 diesel shunter

… diesel shunters for 'OO' gauge at the annual Diesel and Electric Modellers United (DEMU) Showcase event on June 15. … first samples of the new tooling for the classic English Electric 350hp shunter were on display at the DEMU Showcase … event. The LMS pioneered the idea of diesel shunting locomotives in the 1930s, and in the late 1940s the LMS 12033 …