REM65: First for D&E era modelling news!
Inside RAIL EXPRESS magazine No. 160.
In the September issue:
• Comment: It has been a tough year for retailers and modellers, but could R-T-R firms help the situation by being a little less conservative with their range of new liveries?
• News: RAIL EXPRESS unveils its next exciting limited edition loco, a sixth Bachmann Class 37/5, this time wearing the bright red and grey livery of DB Schenker as No. 37670 St Blazey T&RS Depot. Plus first pictures of our painted sample of the colourful Colas Rail Class 47/7s.
• ‘OO’ Reviews: It’s been a long time coming but finally we have our hands on the ‘splitbox’ version of the Bachmann Class 45 ‘Peak’. There is also a look at the new Class B TEA tanker. The fourth and final Class 43 HST power car pack in Hornby’s 2008 range finally makes it into shops in the form of a pair of buffer-fitted Grand Central examples.
• ‘N’ Reviews: Arriving hot on the heels of the ‘OO’ version, Farish’s Class 150 ‘Sprinter’ is here. How does it compare? Dapol also releases the rest of its Class 67 liveries.
• Modelling: Part one of a detailing feature on the second group of Doncaster-built Class 56s sees the author hacking holes in the body and testing out numerous new etches in order to model Loadhaul ‘test bed’ No. 56102 and triple-grey unbranded sister No. 56075 West Yorkshire Enterprise!
• D&E Files: The first 25 BREL-constructed Class 56s shared much in common with the Romanian examples. This article describes the next 60 machines to a revised design.
• Serial: With the extension work put to one side, the boys from BMRG have restarted the rolling stock production lines. The first two models off the bench, a pair of scruffy Covhops from the Bill Bedford kit, are described by Dave Millward.
•Exhibitions: The exhibition season is back with a vengeance, so tune in for our listings of shows which feature diesel and electric interest.