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Min­erva Model Rail­ways has moved into the world of ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge rolling stock with its next model, the GWR ‘Iron Mink’ van. The GWR in­tro­duced th­ese metal-bod­ied ve­hi­cles in the late 19th cen­tury and 20,000 were built, the last re­main­ing in De­part­men­tal ser­vice un­til the 1980s. Min­erva’s model is set to fea­ture a plas­tic body and chas­sis, com­pen­sated axle­boxes, sprung buf­fers and hook draw-gear with three-link cou­plings. Three liv­er­ies are avail­able: GWR with 25in let­ter­ing, GWR with 16in let­ter­ing and Bri­tish Rail­ways un­fit­ted grey. The mod­els are due for re­lease in Novem­ber. Price: £42.00 (you can save £2 per model if you or­der five or more ‘Iron Minks’). Avail­abil­ity: Min­erva Model Rail­ways. Tel: 02920 531246. Web: www.min­erva mod­el­rail­

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