Exciting range of models commissioned by On Tracks.
I recently received an electronic copy of the new catalogue from Golden Valley Hobbies and there are some very exciting projects in the pipeline. Readers may have already seen images and news of the NCB-branded Barclay 0-6-0T adapted from the Electrotren 'HO' range and I've got my eye on one of these for my own colliery layout. But, there are a number of War Department vehicles that may also prove a drain on my piggy bank.
Firstly, the wonderful little Breuer shunting tractor (Rivarossi) is being made available not only in BR livery but in Allied WD condition which will be perfect for my WW2 North African layout. Incidentally, the BR version is based on an example captured in Libya and repatriated for use in military and quarry interchange sidings up to the late 1940s. The other little wonder is a rail-adapted Land Rover commission from Oxford die-cast. Although it's not a powered model, it'll look great parked in a siding on a 1960s-era military railway. I came across images of similarly adapted US 'Willy' Jeeps in WW2, in use by British troops in Burma, while in the photo archives of the Imperial War Museum a couple of years ago.
The catalogue includes other highlights, such as the ubiquitous DB ferry van that was a common sight in the UK in the 1940s and 1950s, plus other military loco, wagon and carriage subjects. Plus, there are a number of more recent train ferry wagons for the 1970-1990s BR modeller.
Each model is being produced in limited quantities only, so you may need to act fast to secure the products you need. More info will appear in the next Model Rail magazine (out on 19 April) or contact Golden Valley Hobbies direct, via On Tracks.