REM59: Another great special edition offer!
Inside RAIL EXPRESS magazine No. 154.
In the March issue:
• Specials: With ViTrains having produced the best 4mm scale Class 47 to date, it was only a matter of time before RAIL EXPRESS commissioned the Italian firm to produce a special edition. We have chosen Colas Rail’s yellow and orange pairing of Nos. 47727 Rebecca & 47749 Demelza as the subjects for our first Brush Type 4 twin pack.
• News: Bachmann shows off the first pre-production images of its eagerly awaited Southern Region third-rail 4-CEP electric multiple unit, while C=Rail displays its first sample of its new ready-to-run 40ft high cube container. The the Chief Executive of the Teenage Cancer Trust writes to REM thanking readers for the donation following our Hornby Class 60 limited edition offer. Plus, you can join in with the Internet’s biggest ever wishlist poll.
• Diary: There is a run down of the exhibitions in March with significant diesel and electric era layout interest. The standout is the Nottingham East Midlands exhibition, which will see layouts such as Tim Easter’s Auchinraith, the Bullwell Club’s Deepcar, WFRM’s Widnes Vine Yard and Ian Futers’s Victoria Park attending.
• Reviews: After a quiet start to the new year, we take a look at the latest D&E products to hit the shops. Prominent are a DCC sound-fitted GBRf Class 66 and a ‘One’ Railway ‘Turbostar’ from Bachmann, ‘N’ BRA/BYA and OCA wagons from Graham Farish, and former North West Trains Class 153 from Hornby.
• Research: One of the most colourful of Modeller’s Guides for some time, this issue takes a look at the varied world of Sectorisation era parcels trains. As ever, there are images of the prototype vehicles, a detailed history of the trains and the locomotives that hauled them, and, of course, a selection of our outstanding train formation graphics. Much imitated but never equalled! This is part one. Part two, which will follow later in the year, will take a look at Travelling Post Office and Royal Mail multiple unit operations.
• Serial: There is an update on the Barrowmore Group’s ambitious Mostyn fiddle yard extension project. Having racked up the expenses with another 1,500 screws, the ‘kit of parts’ illustrated in the last issue is finally starting to look like a real model railway layout!
• Full Frame: Heljan is to be congratulated on continuing with its exciting programme of ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge releases. The split-headcode Class 37, released just before Christmas, is the subject for a simple detailing project by Mike Cole.