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Ellis Clark Trains has become an important name in ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge, especially following the announcements of its LMS Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 and LNER Thompson carriages in August (HM148). Here we are focusing on its Darstaed-produced collection of BR Mk 1 57ft non-corridor carriages are in the limelight.
Not that long ago British ‘N’ gauge was on its knees. At best we got crude detail and at worst we had crude detail and poor performance. All of that is now history and the standard of detail, finess and performance in today’s British ‘N’ gauge models are rivaling that of their larger ‘OO’ cousins.
Few locomotives from the diesel and electric era provoke as much comment, debate and passion as the Western Region’s Swindon/Crewe built Class 52 ‘Westerns’. Dapol set out to produce ‘the’ definitive model of the class for ‘OO’ gauge - this is what we think.