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REVAMPED CLASS 37/0 FOR ’O’ GAUGE

Heljan has been making the most of its back catalogue during 2020 with re-releases of its ‘Hymek’ and ‘Deltic’ which have now been followed by the original split headcode Class 37s. MIKE WILD inspects one of the five new versions arriving this summer.

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‘FIRST AND LAST’ HST power cars

MIDST a flurry of ‘OO’ gauge Class 43 High Speed Train (HST) power car releases, Hornby has issued this special commemorative pack containing the first and last-built examples.

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Hornby issues more KFA container flats

Modellers of current intermodal traffic receive a boost with the release of this pair of ‘OO’ gauge KFA container flats from Hornby.

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More containers from C=Rail

C=Rail Intermodal has expanded its range of 4mm scale containers to include 40ft x 8ft 6in deep-sea boxes in the liveries of NYK Line and Ocean Network Express (ONE).

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Stephenson’s ROCKET TRAIN PACK

FOLLOWING the sell-out success of its centenary limited edition earlier this year (HM154), Hornby’s standard catalogue release of its ‘OO’ gauge model of Stephenson’s Rocket 0-2-2 touched down during July.

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CCT gains RTC colours

Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) Covered Carriage Truck (CCT) gains a new identity for its latest release as British Rail Research and Development Division’s RDB975667 in Railway Technical Centre (RTC) red and blue.

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BR shunter’s truck

Hornby’s popular ‘OO’ gauge GWR shunter’s truck returns to the range in BR guise with Taunton lettering as DW94962 in BR dark grey. It represents a Diagram M4 four-wheel vehicle.

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BR Macaw flies in

Hornby’s long-lived 25ton Bogie Bolster A makes a welcome return as ‘Macaw’ 107402 in BR grey. It has also been released in GWR grey.

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White Rose Modelworks pre-built baseboards

WHITE ROSE Modelworks (WRM) is well known amongst baseboard manufacturers, and its products continue to evolve too.

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FFESTINIOG RAILWAY ‘BUG BOX’ COACHES

New from Peco are these delightful ‘OO9’ four-wheel Ffestiniog Railway Bug Box coaches.

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Hobby Trax pre-wired LEDs

Hobby Trax has introduced a new line of pre-wired surface mount LEDs in cool white (Cat No. 1144-5440) and warm white (1144-543) colours.

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Pacific Models EMU stencil numbers

New from Pacific Models is this sheet of Southern Region stencil numbers for Electric Multiple Units.

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BACHMANN'S CLASS 117 DMU

Brand new to the Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge the Pressed Steel Class 117 three-car MARK CHIVERS inspects this which looks to put the vintage firmly in the shade.

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UPGRADED SULZER ‘24’

The SLW Class 24 was highly regarded when it first arrived in 2016 (HM111), but now it has been given a makeover to enhance its details and make its sound file more user friendly. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at the latest additions to the portfolio.

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Hornby's GWR 'Large Prairie'

The powerful and versatile ‘5101’ and ‘61XX’ 2-6-2Ts are the latest Great Western motive power to be released for ‘OO’ gauge by Hornby. MIKE WILD inspects the first arrival – 6145 in BR black.

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Kernow's GW150 Class 117 & 121

NEW from Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) are these exclusive Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge Class 117 and Class 121 diesel multiple units (DMUs) in GW150 lined chocolate and cream livery.

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Farish Thompsons debut

New to the Graham Farish rolling stock collection this month is the first of its ‘N’ gauge Thompson corridor coaches.

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Magnetic couplings offer easy replacement

Launched earlier this year, the Hunt Coupling range of magnetic couplings for ‘OO’ from West Hill Wagon Works has expanded rapidly.

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Tenshodo coreless power bogie

New in from Tenshodo at Scalelink is an upgraded and revitalised motor bogie featuring a coreless motor.

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DMU destination boards

NEW from Pacific Models is this comprehensive collection of first generation Diesel Multiple Unit destination blinds for ‘OO’ gauge. They have been designed to suit readily available ready-to-run DMUs from Bachmann and Dapol including classes 101, 105, 108, the new 117, 121 and 122.

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Hornby Inter7City Mk 3s

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Read our verdict on Hornby's new Inter7City liveried sliding door Mk 3s here first and watch them running in full formation on our test track.

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Rails of Sheffield 'Terrier' debuts for 'OO'

The Stroudley ‘Terrier’ is as popular with manufacturers as it is modellers. Rails of Sheffield took delivery of the first batch of its exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model in early May. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this new rival for the ‘Best in Show’ rosette.

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Hattons 'O' gauge Gresley 'A4'

The streamlined casing of the Gresley ‘A4’ took the world by storm when the first of the new breed rolled out of Doncaster Works in 1935. Can Hattons brand-new ‘O’ gauge model of the high-speed ‘Pacifics’ do the same for 7mm scale? MIKE WILD puts this new arrival through its paces.

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Hornby SLIDING DOOR Mk3s

Modern modellers are in for a treat with the arrival of Hornby’s new collection of Mk 3 sliding door stock for GWR, CrossCountry and ScotRail HST formations. MIKE WILD inspects a full rake of GWR liveried vehicles.

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Heljan updates ‘OO’ CLASS 33

THE POPULAR HELJAN ‘OO’ gauge model of the Class 33 Bo-Bo diesel is back, and this new version offers an upgraded late period model featuring a high-intensity headlight.

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Locoman Creates new ‘A3’ sound profile

THE FAMOUS threecylinder beat of the sole surviving Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 has been recreated for the ESU LokSound 5 platform by Locoman Sounds. This brand new sound scheme introduces new functions and versatility which take advantage of the latest generation decoder from ESU.

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3D printed site accessories

Shedring Hobbies has created a growing collection of 3D printed accessories. Our review package featured examples from its building site series including fencing, cones, cement mixers, oil drums and more.

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New glues from Deluxe Materials

Deluxe Materials has enhanced its collection of adhesives for 2020 with the addition of Laser-Cut Kit and Roket UV glues. These two new products suit model railway hobbyists perfectly.

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Bulk crew packs

3D printing specialist Hardy’s Hobbies has introduced a range of special figures packs to offer a bulk purchase discount.

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Fertiliser wagons grow IRM range

Irish Model Railways has recently expanded its range of ‘OO’ gauge Irish outline wagons with the addition of the distinctive bagged fertiliser carriers, the latest development of the project to produce several wagon types on the common 42ft long chassis.