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Hornby LSWR and LMS brake vans

Hornby has expanded its brake van collection with the release of its promised all-new ‘OO’ gauge models of the London & South Western Railway (LSWR) ‘New Vans’ and the London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) 20ton vans.

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Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge Class 03

Diesel shunters suit layouts large and small and across multiple eras too. MIKE WILD takes a close look at Heljan’s new model of the BR Class 03 for ‘O’ gauge to assess its detail and performance.

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Hornby hybrid EMU

New from Hornby in February is this hybrid 2-HAL/2-BIL Electric Multiple Unit for 'OO' gauge, modelling one of the formations created on the Southern Region in the late 1950s.

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Army 802 Ruston 48DS

Hornby’s diminutive ‘OO’ gauge Ruston and Hornsby 48DS diesel shunter gains Army colours for its latest release as Army 802.

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Mallard speeds in blue

Hornby’s popular ‘OO’ gauge Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2 60022 Mallard returns to the range sporting BR express passenger blue with early crests.

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Realtrack cements its position

NOW AVAILABLE FROM Realtrack Models is its first own-brand ready-to-run ‘N’ gauge wagon in the form of the long-lived PCA bulk cement wagons, following hard on the heels of the KQA/KTA pocket wagons from sister company C=Rail Intermodal.

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Modal shift for Revolution

For fans of intermodal trains over the past 30 years, ‘N’ gauge now offers plethora of opportunities to model these lengthy workings with the majority of required wagon types either available or on the way.

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New Class 27s arrive from Heljan

Heljan has delivered a new batch of ‘OO’ gauge Class 27s offering a third variation on the popular Scottish Region Type 2 as well as a new list of identities on the sought after BR blue colour scheme.

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More ‘OO’ Garratts from Heljan

The LMS Beyer, Garratt is a leviathan of freight haulage. These huge twin engine, single boiler steam locomotives were introduced in 1927 to reduce the London, Midland & Scottish Railway’s (LMS) reliance on double heading on its long distance coal trains.

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Flangeway snowploughs return

Six new versions of the BR Independent Snowplough have been released by Flangeway for ‘OO’ gauge.