This week in news – July 17-23

A look at the model railway headlines from the last seven days


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Even more Class 59s!

Dapol has announced two more ‘N’ gauge Class 59 models into its main release and has received additional orders for special commissions within the class to be announced at a later date. Joining the range are 59104 Village of Great Elm in Hanson livery and 59001 Endeavour in Aggregate Industries Yeoman livery.

One special commission already revealed is from Rails of Sheffield, which is offering 59206 John F Yeoman in G&W Freightliner livery, available to pre-order now for £159.95.

revolution B tanks

Another run of Class B tanks

Revolution Trains has revealed that it is re-running its award-winning Class B 35t tanks. Unlike Revolution’s usual practices, direct pre-orders are not being accepted and all orders need to be made through a normal retail channel. The same livery options will be available as in the first run but all of the wagons will have different numbers, allowing modellers to create longer, more realistic rakes. The models will go into production alongside the Class A tanks and MTV/ZKV Zander wagons with delivery estimated to be early next year.

iron mink

Rails exclusive Iron Mink

Rails of Sheffield has unveiled its next exclusive model, the GWR V6 Iron Mink Van in ‘OO’ gauge. In stock and available to purchase now for £36.95 each, the van is offered in three liveries: BR Freight grey, GWR grey in 1937 livery and GWR grey late condition. Three running numbers are going to be available for each livery but as limited stock is available, ordering yours without delay is highly recommended.

Class 50
©Hanson and Hall rail services

Yet more Class 50s!

Heljan has announced a new bath of ‘O’ gauge Class 50s, including reruns of popular existing models. The latest chapter in the Class 50 story is being replicated with 50008 Thunderer in its new grey livery for Hanson & Hall Rail Services as well as 50046 Ajax in BR Large Logo blue with black roof, 50032 Courageous in Network SouthEast livery (weathered) and 50033 Glorious in revised Network SouthEast dark blue.


TMC's G5 engineering samples revealed

TMC has shared pictures of its upcoming exclusive G5 locomotive, being manufactured by Bachmann. Engineering samples of six of the eight models have been received and are currently being checked. TMC has also been able to test one of the samples on its track at slow speed over pointwork and hauling mineral wagons.

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