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Minerva plans Class 14 for ‘O’

Specialist ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge manufacturer Minerva Model Railways has revealed that its next locomotive project will be the Class 14 0-6-0 diesel hydraulic with release anticipated in Spring 2020. The Class 14 is Minerva’s first main line diesel locomotive and

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Little Loco Company is for sale

Little Loco Company has issued a statement announcing that it is inviting offers for the sale of its business in whole or part. It launched in 2016 with development of a Class 15 Bo-Bo diesel for ‘O’ gauge which it

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Hornby reveals decorated ‘Prairie’

The first factory painted samples of Hornby’s new ‘OO’ gauge model of the GWR ‘Large Prairie’ 2-6-2T arrived for inspection during April. Leading the charge are GWR green liveried ‘5101’ 4154 (Cat No. R3719) and Great Western green liveried ‘61XX’

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‘N’ gauge Sturgeon livery samples

Revolution Trains has received its first painted samples of its new ‘N’ gauge Sturgeon engineering wagon. Hundreds of these wagons were constructed from the mid 1950s and they lasted in service for more than five decades; a small number remained

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HOA first look for ‘N’

The first engineering samples of the Revolution Trains crowd-funded ‘N’ gauge HOA bogie hopper wagon have been received for inspection. The models feature plastic injection-moulded bodies in two types, detail variations, fine wire discharge actuator rods plus end handrails and

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Accurascale ’92’ tooling starts

Accurascale has revealed that CAD drawing work for its ‘OO’ gauge Class 92 dual-voltage electric is now complete and that tooling has started in China. The manufacturer has carried out research and surveys with Brush Loughborough and at Crewe EMD

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Milton Keynes venue for 2019 Great Electric Train Show

The layout line up for the Great Electric Train Show on October 12/13 continues to expand with six more of the 30 layout list being revealed this month. Joining the guest list are Joshua Lovell and Barrie Jones Crossley Scrap

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JUNE ISSUE OUT NOW!

The latest issue of Hornby Magazine – HM144, June 2019 – is on sale now! In this new issue we take you to the Cambrian Coast in the 1950s with Geoff Taylor’s stunning multi-level ‘OO’ gauge layout Barmouth Junction as

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Western Fusilier limited edition

Locomotion Models has commissioned a model of Class 52 diesel hydraulic D1023 Western Fusilier which is part of the National Collection and currently on display at the Railway Museum, York. The ‘OO’ gauge Dapol model is finished in its currently

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Dapol receives ‘O’ gauge ’14XX’ first shot

The first full engineering sample of Dapol’s new ‘O’ gauge model of the GWR ’14XX’ 0-4-2T has been received from the factory. The sample is currently being inspected by the Dapol team for corrections with livery samples are expected soon.

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