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  • Coming up in Issue 253 of HR: New V4: plan of action ahead of 2020 launch

    Coming up in Issue 253 of HR: New V4: plan of action ahead of 2020 launch

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    A BLUEPRINT for the strategy to build a new Gresley LNER V4 2-8-2 has been drawn up prior to the formal launch of the project. The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, which 29 years ago drew up plans for a new Peppercorn A1 Pacific which materialised as No. 60163 Tornado and is now one of the…

  • April launch date for Didcot’s ‘Saint’ No. 2999

    April launch date for Didcot’s ‘Saint’ No. 2999

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    RE-CREATED GWR ‘Saint’ No. 2999 Lady of Legend will be officially launched at Didcot Railway Centre during a celebratory three-day event on April 5-7. The Churchward 4-6-0 has taken the Great Western Society (GWS) more than 14 years to complete. No. 2999 made its public debut in unlined black last November, but the April weekend will provide…

  • Layouts we love: The delicate dance of an A4 Pacific

    Layouts we love: The delicate dance of an A4 Pacific

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    Pete Kelly is caught up in nostalgia as he spends an hour surrounded by John White’s remarkable OO-scale Leeds and Doncaster layout.  John White has built several well-known O-scale layouts, including one that can now be seen at the Oakham Treasures Museum in Bristol called ‘Oakham Halt’, which the public can operate, and which he…

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