Bakewell - the Peak District in 'OO' gauge
The Midland Railway's stunning route through the Peak District is the subject of ROB BROOKS’ ‘OO’ gauge layout, which keeps this much missed railway alive in model form.ROB BROOKS
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The Great Eastern Jazz Trains
Intensive suburban passenger workings are a feature of many great stations, but perhaps one of the most efficient in steam days were the ‘Jazz Trains’ of the Great Eastern Railway’s London Liverpool Street terminus. These intensive steam workings established a frequency of service that many thought impossible to achieve, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES describes.EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
Seend - a lost Wiltshire station in 'OO'
Modelling real locations is difficult but rewarding. STEVE JONES decided to rekindle a long closed station in Wiltshire in ‘OO’ and set in the 1960s.STEVE JONES
The Billinton LBSCR ‘E4’ 0-6-2T
Throughout the history of the railway many locomotive classes have made an invaluable contribution to providing services, yet have remained largely out of the limelight. One such design was the Brighton built ‘E4’ 0-6-2T, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES relates.EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
Bachmann’s Billinton ‘E4’ 0-6-2T for 'OO' gauge
The Billinton ‘E4’ 0-6-2Ts were introduced in the Victorian era yet their outward appearance is much more modern at first glance. MIKE WILD takes a closer look this Bachmann’s ‘OO’ ready-to-run model.MIKE WILD
Lion and Thunderbolt gain colour
Decorated samples of Rapido Trains UK's all-new ‘OO’ gauge models of Liverpool and Manchester Railway 0-4-2 Lion and Thunderbolt have arrived for assessment.MARK CHIVERS
Bachmann’s ‘64XX’ for 'OO' gauge
Is it just another ‘Pannier’ or something totally different? MIKE WILD runs the rule over Bachmann’s ‘OO’ gauge model of the GWR ‘64XX’ 0-6-0PT.MIKE WILD
Weathering a GWR '64XX' 0-6-0PT
TIM SHACKLETON gives the Bachmann 'OO' gauge ‘64XX’ 0-6-0PT a convincing oily rag finish that recaptures childhood memories.TIM SHACKLETON
The GWR ‘64XX’0-6-0PTs
The Great Western stood alone amongst the railways of the British Isles in its widespread use of ‘Pannier’ tank locomotives. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES takes a close look at the ‘64XXs’, and finds out what made this small class different from the rest.EVAN GREEN-HUGHES