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Hornby releases its 21st century Rocket

Stephenson’s characterful and historic 0-2-2 Rocket is an icon of railway and Hornby history. MIKE WILD inspects the manufacturer’s brand-new model of the 1829 built pioneering steam locomotive for ’OO’gauge.

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MUSEUM FINISH FOR HORNBY CLASS 87

The latest identity to be bestowed on Hornby’s popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 87 is the National Collection’s 87001 in as preserved dual-name condition.

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Port of London Peckett

The compact lines of the Hornby Peckett ‘W4’ 0-4-0ST are back with this tiny locomotive being decorated in Port of London Authority (PLA) lined blue.

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Oxford adds Mk 1 Escort to 1:76 range

Oxford Diecast's latest Automobile Company product for 1:76 scale is the Mk 1 Ford Escort. Read more here.

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Lifecolor 'bare metal' paint set

Lifecolor has introduced a new set of acrylic paints to allow modellers to capture the effects of bare metal.

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Bachmann’s CLASS 159 debut for 'OO'

The Class 158 and 159 DMUs have been eagerly awaited for ‘OO’ gauge, but their development has been protracted. MIKE WILD finds out if these all-new multiple units have been worth the wait.

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Bachmann Class 24/1

The Sulzer engined Class 24s were reliable and versatile locomotives. Bachmann has expanded its portfolio of ‘OO’ gauge Type 2s with this all-new model of the final batch. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

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Accurascale receives PFA for ’OO’

The attractive liveries of Cawoods, British Fuels and more can now be represented in ‘OO’ gauge with the arrival of Accurascale’s PFA four-wheel container flats. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

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Dapol impresses with NBL Type 2

The 12in:1ft North British built Class 21s might have been an unmitigated disaster, but in model form these characterful Type 2s have been hotly anticipated from Dapol. MIKE WILD inspects this brand-new ‘OO’ gauge diesel.

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Heljan's all-new 'O' gauge 'Crompton'

The BRCW Class 33s celebrate 60 years since their introduction on the Southern Region this year and Heljan has delivered a brand-new version for ‘O’ gauge. MIKE WILD reviews one of the 11 versions which landed at the end of January.