REM70: The best for modern modelling!
Inside RAIL EXPRESS magazine No. 165.
In the bumper February 2010 issue:
• Comment: It’s time to total up the releases from 2009 and make some judgements! Do you remember what models hit the shelves in the last 12 months… surprisingly there weren’t many. We look at the results before finally making our call for the top model of the year, and for the one we judged the worst.
• News: Bachmann releases the first images of its completely retooled Class 03 0-6-0DM shunter and its forthcoming ‘Autoballaster’ wagons, Hattons unveils its Class 14 ‘Teddy Bear’ Type 1 trip locomotive and Replica’s ‘rub-down’ transfer range is extended. There is also an update of our DB Schenker limited edition Class 37/5.
• Reviews: The release of a new ‘standard’ British Railways wagon from the 1950-60s is always a treat. With this key period for freight stock ignored by most other manufacturers, except, of course, when it comes to locomotives, Bachmann has followed up its excellent range of BR 12-ton vans with another Modernisation Plan classic, the ‘Presflo’ cement hopper.
• D&E Files: With the release of the Bachmann ‘Presflo’ hopper imminent, we take a look at the prototype vehicles, with numerous photographs and a 4mm scale drawing. Geographically widespread and long-lived they are the perfect wagon for 1960-80s modellers.
• Research: Confused by the multitude of TOPS codes, identification types and vehicle numbering applied to first generation diesel multiple units, especially in the pre-1980s era? You are not alone! The Mostyn boys present a DMU primer, before going on to explain how the team chose the Class 104 sets that they modelled.
• Modelling: The Mostyn team explain the philosophy behind the decision to ‘go it alone’ with the BRCW Class 104s and design a range of detail parts based around the donor Hornby ‘Calder Valley’ unit, before moving onto a thorough explanation of the DMU rebuild project itself.
On sale via subscription and specialist distribution (Jan 28th) or from your local newsagent (Jan 30th).