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Dapol signals on the home straight

The latest functioning samples of Dapol’s in development GWR ‘OO’ gauge bracket signals together with the GWR ‘O’ gauge round and square post stop signals have been received. Dapol has stated that the GWR versions are currently in production and

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Bachmann plans new GCR building collections

A new production run of Great Central Railway (GCR) theme Scenecraft buildings has been announced by Bachmann. The ‘OO’ gauge collection uses the same designs as the previous batch (released in early 20th-century green and cream), but this time they

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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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Realtrack receives decorated PCA for ‘N’

Realtrack Models has received decorated samples of its new ‘N’ gauge ready-to-run model of the PCA bulk cement wagon. The model is being produced in conjunction with Accurascale using the research carried out for its new ‘OO’ gauge model of the

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DJ Models closes

Ready-to-run ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge model manufacturer DJ Models has announced its closure as of June 4 2019, and has entered receivership. The manufacturer issued the following statement on its website: “It is with great sadness that DJModels Ltd has

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Hornby Visitor Centre Class 395

Southeastern Hitachi Class 395 ‘Javelin’ EMU 395013 has been named Hornby Visitor Centre at the Ramsgate Engineering Open Day on June 8 2019. The four-car unit was named at the event by David Statham, Managing Director, Southeastern Railway, Mark Johnson

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Accurascale shows PFA samples

Accurascale has received engineering samples of its fourth ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run wagon – the PFA four-wheel container flat. Introduced in 1986 for Cawoods Coal containerised coal traffic, they ran in block trains from colleries in England and Wales to ports

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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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