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Blue 'Merchant' arrives

For the first time since 2017, a new version of Hornby’s sought-after Bulleid airsmoothed ‘Merchant Navy’ has arrived. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at 35024.

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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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Oake

DARREN BERRY explains how this ‘OO’ gauge Western Region layout set in Somerset not only developed from an initial two-person team, but helped to encourage new modellers too. Photography, Trevor Jones.

Maunsell brake progresses

Hornby’s newly tooled ‘OO’ gauge Maunsell Gangwayed Bogie Luggage (GBL) Vans have moved a step closer with production samples arriving with the development team for approval.

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LSWR Drummond Passenger & Mixed Traffic Locomotive Classes

This new title from Pen and Sword is dedicated to Dugald Drummond’s passenger and mixed traffic locomotive designs from his time as the London and South Western Railway’s Locomotive Engineer between 1895 and 1912.

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Kernow’s Bulleid diesel

The pioneering era of diesel locomotive design is being brought back to the fore with Kernow Model Rail Centre’s impressive ready-to-run model of the Bulleid 1-Co-Co-1s for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD runs the rule over this exciting release.

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Kernow 1960s period Bulleid diesel

The third of Kernow’s Bulleid diesels models 10203 which has a number of differences to the first of these 1Co-Co-1s. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look.

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Mansion House

The hustle and bustle of South London’s railways in the 1950s is recalled by STEPHEN GRANT in this superb home-based ‘OO’ layout set in the era of Bulleid ‘Pacifics’ and third-rail electric units. Photography, Trevor Jones.

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Hornby’s Restaurant Buffet

Hornby's growing collection of all-new BR Mk 1 coaching stock has expanded with the arrival of the new Restaurant Buffet (RB) in original and refurbished (RBR) formats. Read our full review from HM165 here together with video and extra images.

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Lee-on-the-Solent

This wonderful London and South Western Railway era ‘P4’ layout models a real railway on the South Coast which had a short career, as PHIL CHUDLEY explains. Photography, Trevor Jones.