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Norman Colliery

GEOFF BRAIN

After a chance kit purchase converted him to the merits of ‘O’ gauge, GEOFF BRAIN built this superb exhibition layout focused on a colliery, keeping the memories of this now disappeared industry alive. See it at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

GEOFF BRAIN

Upgrading Newton Grove

JONATHAN NEWTON

With some structures having been damaged in the long journey from ‘Oz’, JONATHAN NEWTON reveals how he is building a new engine shed and road bridge for his ‘O’ gauge layout.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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LESS IS MORE

TIM SHACKLETON

TIM SHACKLETON takes a scaled-down approach to giving ‘N’ gauge models a life-like finish.

TIM SHACKLETON
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Redbridge Wharf

RICH SULZMANN

Winchester Railway Modellers took on the challenge to build Redbridge Wharf - a layout based on the expansive sleeper works at Redbridge, Southampton, nestled alongside a busy main line railway. RICH SULZMANN tells the story.

RICH SULZMANN
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What Next? LNER

TREVOR JONES

Continuing his survey of the ‘Big Four’ railways, Trevor Jones picks out some ‘missing links’ of the LNER and constituents that could be modelled in ‘OO’ gauge.

TREVOR JONES
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Great Gathering anniversary collection – Part two

BEN CHURCH

Last issue (HM200) we looked at the first half of the new Hornby Dublo Great Gathering tenth anniversary collection, and now the three remaining Gresley ‘A4s’ - 60007 (Cat No. R30266), 60008 (R30265) and 60009 (R30263) in BR condition are here.

BEN CHURCH

Accurascale acquires Hattons Originals tooling

BEN CHURCH

Accurascale has confirmed that it has acquired the Hattons Originals tooling for the ‘OO’ gauge ‘Warwell’ military flat wagon, South Eastern & Chatham Railway (SECR) ‘P’ Class 0-6-0T and the Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST. 

BEN CHURCH

Model Rail Scotland 2024 Preview

MARK CHIVERS

Scotland’s premier model railway exhibition returns to the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow this February. MARK CHIVERS casts a glance at some of the highlights of this year’s show.

MARK CHIVERS
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Speaker upgrade for the Accurascale ‘Manor’

MIKE WILD

Accurascale’s GWR ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 is a superb model, but it left room for improvement in the speaker setup. MIKE WILD shows how he fitted Locoman Sounds’ latest profile for these two-cylinder locomotives together with a speaker upgrade.

MIKE WILD
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Bluetooth TXS for Hornby ‘9F’

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s recently retooled ‘OO’ gauge BR Standard ‘9F’ 2-10-0 (HM185) gains a new outing finished as 92002 in BR black with early crests – and the addition of the manufacturer’s new Bluetooth Triplex Sound (TXS).

MARK CHIVERS