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Inside RAIL EXPRESS magazine No. 159.
In the August issue:
• News: We have started work with Bachmann to develop the popular ‘special edition’ Class 37/5 into a Class 37/7 ‘heavyweight’. Bachmann also provides us with an update on forthcoming items and shows pre-production samples of the new ‘Presflo’ wagon whilst announcing new Class 37 & Class 47 variations in the Graham Farish ‘N’ gauge range. Heljan progress with Kestrel and the next 7mm scale locomotive takes shape.
• Reviews: Well-respected ‘N’ gauge modeller Grahame Hedges takes a closer look at the new Dapol Class 67 release and finds it even outshines its larger 4mm scale brother in terms of prototype fidelity and detail. Could this be the best ‘N’ gauge locomotive to date?
• Research: It wasn’t just the MoD that moved explosives around. Freight expert David Ratcliffe provides an overview of commercial explosives traffic which employed a motley collection of gunpowder vans up until the early 1980s when air-braked vans took over. Includes a list of typical train formations represented in graphical form.
• Modelling: Dave Furmage explains how he modelled the different types of gunpowder van used on his ‘P4’ Scottish layout, Longcarse West.
• Serial: The Mostyn Crew returns from the Perth exhibition in buoyant mood after the first public outing of the layout in extended form. Read about the problems that were encountered and how they were resolved.
• Specials: Our Bachmann Class 37 twin-packs are still available in limited numbers. Don’t leave it too long and miss out on these collectors’ items!