Revolution Trains has received decorated samples of the 35t Class A fuel tankers and MTV/ZKA Zander box wagons which are scheduled to go into production shortly. The Class As are designed to partner the award winning Class B tankers from 2017, as following their introduction from the late 1950s the two types often worked together, with the Class A tankers having a longer barrel as they carried lighter, more volatile fuel. The barrels sent for checking have been posted on Clas
Dapol have announced a new run of their N Gauge Gresley coaching stock with no less than 19 different models planned for release. The models feature: Highly detailed body, underframe and bogies Fine application of livery, including teak effect Planned versions are: 2P-011-012 LNER Teak 3rd Class 61626 2P-011-013 LNER Teak 3rd Class 61628 2P-011-014 LNER Teak 3rd Class 10044 2P-011-056 BR Carmine & Cream 2nd Class E12038E 2P-011-057 BR Carmine & Cream 2nd Class E12047E 2P-011-
KMRC have announced their latest exclusive N Gauge model in the form of Graham Farish Class 08 08 645 ‘St Piran’ wearing its distinctive Kernow flag livery. Class 08 D3812 was built at Horwich Works and introduced on 13 February 1959 and allocated to Newport Pill locomotive depot. Air brakes were fitted to D3812 in October 1971 and in March 1974 she was renumbered as 08 645. She remained allocated to depots in Wales until the closure of Landore in December 2018 when she was t
Dapol have released images of decorated samples for their forthcoming N Gauge Grampus engineers wagon. The versatile Grampus were 20 ton multi-purpose engineering wagons, designed by British Railways and built between 1951 and 1961. The design is based heavily on the earlier GWR all steel Tunny and Starfish, with ends similar to the Southern region Lamprey. Most were unfitted but some received vacuum brakes. The Dapol model features: Finely moulded chassis and body NEM coupli
Rails of Sheffield have released new images of their forthcoming exclusive Mathieson N Gauge 7 plank private owner wagons scheduled for release this year. The painted sample is not a Rails exclusive livery but shows the high standard of finish and level of detail that can be expected on the finished products, something Mathieson wagons are well known for. 10 different liveries are planned for release by Rails, and these can be pre-ordered here for £19.95 each.
The EFE Rail N Gauge NACCO JIA China Clay wagons are now arriving in stores and we take a close up look at two of the available versions. The Prototype The JIA China Clay Wagons, built in 2011 by Arbel Fauvet of France, were ordered to replace the PBA 'Clay Tiger' wagons employed on long distance china clay traffic from the West Country to the Midlands. A relatively small fleet, only 25 wagons, they currently operate on a weekly service between Cornwall and Bescot. Originally
Dapol have announced a new selection of liveries for their N Gauge Class 33/0 & 33/1. The following new models are planned for release: 2D-001-009 Class 33/0 D6509 BR Green NYP 2D-001-010 Class 33/0 D6523 BR Green SYP 2D-001-011 Class 33/0 33056 BR Blue FYE 'The Burma Star' 2D-001-012 Class 33/0 33025 DRS 2D-001-024 Class 33/1 D6580 BR Green VSYP 2D-001-025 Class 33/1 33107 BR Blue 2D-001-026 Class 33/1 Fragonset 'Swordfish' The Dapol Class 33 features: Detailed body with etc
Specialist short run decal supplier Steadfast Models has released an innovative decal set to aid modellers recreate the distinctive weathering of the IOA 'Mussel' bogie box wagons in service with Network Rail. Designed to fit the Dapol Models, the sheet includes enough panels for six wagons, and recreates the distinctive patterns created by the unloading process. Additional data panels are also included to allow modellers to recreate the prototypes featuring replacements appl