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Limited Edition TMC ‘Whistler’

The Model Centre (TMC) has released details of an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Class 40 1-Co-Co-1 it has commissioned from Bachmann, as 233 Empress of England in pre-TOPS BR blue (Cat No. 32-482Z). Built at English Electric’s Vulcan Foundry, D233 entered

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Exclusive ‘OO’ Class 25 for TMC

The Model Centre (TMC) has commissioned an exclusive limited production run of Heljan’s forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Class 25, finished as 25102 in BR two-tone green with full yellow ends (Cat No. 2542). Entering traffic as D5252 with BR’s London Midland

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Exclusive ‘O’ gauge 09 for Gaugemaster

Gaugemaster is teaming up with Dapol to develop an exclusive ‘O’ gauge model of British Rail’s (BR) Class 09 diesel shunter. Introduced from the late 1950s/early 1960s, BR’s Class 09 shunters differed from the outwardly similar Class 08 and proved

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Accurascale launches customer survey

Accurascale has launched an online customer survey to find out what ready-to-run items you might like to see produced in 4mm (‘OO’) and 7mm (‘O’) scales in the future. The short survey will also provide valuable feedback to gauge perception

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Bachmann’s £10.6K Atlantic Donation

Bachmann has presented the Bluebell Railway Atlantic Group with a cheque for £10,617.50, in recognition of the assistance provided during the development of its ‘OO’ gauge London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR) ‘H2’ Class 4-4-2, released in 2018. The

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Sonic Models reveals ‘N’ gauge ‘56XX’ identities

Sonic Models has issued livery artwork confirming the identities of its first batch of Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘56XX’ 0-6-2T locomotives, ahead of decorated samples arriving for final approval. Working closely with Revolution Trains, this release represents Sonic Models’ first

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Revolution’s IWA for ‘OO’

Revolution Trains has revealed that its next ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run project is the IWA bogie ferry van, which will also include the later log-carrying variant. Built in Germany in the late 1980s, these distinctive covered vehicles feature two-piece integral sides

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‘OO’ IPA next for Revolution

Revolution Trains’ next ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run project is the IPA ‘twin’ car carrier in both flat deck and covered formats. Built in the 1950s and 1960s, the wagons were originally designed for use in France as double-deck vehicles. Following the

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Modern Warflat for ‘OO’

Peterborough-based Trains4U has announced plans to develop a ‘OO’ gauge Ministry of Defence (MOD) PFB/KFA Warflat, in conjunction with Cavalex Models. Built between 1976 and 1981, these modern-era Warflats were introduced to carry loads such as light armoured vehicles and

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Four more layouts revealed for the Great Electric Train Show

Soar Valley Model Railway Club’s giant 41ft x 13ft four-sided ‘OO’ gauge layout Dorehill St Stevens (HM103) is one of four new layouts being announced this month for the 2019 Great Electric Train Show in Milton Keynes on October 12/13.

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