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  • Peak Rail Type 3 refreshed

    Peak Rail Type 3 refreshed

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    CLASS 37 No. 37152 British Steel Ravenscraig has received extensive bodywork attention followed by a repaint in BR large logo livery from Railfreight red-stripe colours.  It has been returned to a former number, 37310, and is seen newly out-shopped on August 10. It is based at Rowsley South, Peak Rail. It was originally numbered D6852 and…

  • What’s in the Shops: Accurascale goes large with O-gauge hoppers

    What’s in the Shops: Accurascale goes large with O-gauge hoppers

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    Accurascale has now released a finely detailed O-gauge version.

  • What’s in the Shops: Classic Freightliner wagons from Bachmann

    What’s in the Shops: Classic Freightliner wagons from Bachmann

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    Nigel Burkin reviews Bachmann’s OO-gauge FFA and FGA container flats in pre-TOPS condition, complete with early BR Freightliner containers. A revolution in railway wagon design took place during the 1960s, when inefficient standard wagons started to be replaced with modern long-wheelbase and bogie air-braked stock. The wholesale containerisation of goods was also on the horizon…

  • What’s in the Shops: Triple-pack treats from Accurascale

    What’s in the Shops: Triple-pack treats from Accurascale

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    Nigel Burkin reviews Accurascale’s triple-pack TOPS ‘HUO’ and NCB internal-user OO-scale HOP24 wagons. New packs of the widely acclaimed Accurascale BR HOP24 hopper wagons were released last November, providing 1970s and 1980s modellers with TOPS coded versions of the wagons. Each of the six packs has three individually numbered wagons in unfitted grey livery with…

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