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Welcome to the website and the wonderful world of Chinese prototype model trains! I hope you enjoy your visit and find it a useful resource for our great hobby.

While the website focuses on model railways, I have also included the 'prototype pages' which contain railway photographs, videos and reports from my travels to China.

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Site Updates

09 - 13 August 2016 - Lots of new model reviews added and more on the way!
CMR Line's new P64K Class box car
CMR Line / Train Garden's new NX17K / NX17AK Class flat cars
CMR Line's / Train Gardens new Type 99A Main Battle Tank
MTC's new die-cast DF4C Class diesel locomotive
Red Star Model's double unit DF11Z Class diesel locomotive

Coming soon!!

  • Orangutan's YZ25B Class passenger cars
  • Orangutan's XL25B Class baggage cars
  • CMR Line's SS1 Class electric locomotive
  • CMR Line's B15E Class refrigerator vans
  • Charming Model's 6k Class electric locomotive (with DCC/Sound)
  • N27's Golden Eagle railcars

    03 June 2016 - New locomotive review added to the Model Encyclopedia
    Bachmann China's new DF4DK Class diesel locomotive

    01 June 2016 - New road vehicle review added to the Model Encyclopedia
    Switcs DD6129S05 Commuter Bus

    31 May 2016 - New locomotive review added to the Model Encyclopedia
    Link Model's C70 Class hopper

    I've also updated the upcoming models page.

    14 May 2016 - New April 2016 trip report has been added to the prototype pages.

    07 January 2016 - New locomotive review added to the Model Encyclopedia
    Bachmann China's NJ2 Class diesel locomotive

    03 January 2016 - Two new locomotive reviews added to the Model Encyclopedia
    Orangutan Models SS7D Class electric locomotive
    CMR Line's SS3B Class double unit electric locomotive

    30 December 2015 - Two new locomotive reviews added to the Model Encyclopedia
    CMR Line's HXD3D Class electric locomotive
    CMR Line's HXD1D Class electric locomotive

    29 December 2015 - New locomotive review added to the Model Encyclopedia
    CMR Line's SS6B Class electric locomotive

    28 December 2015 - Three and a half new model reviews added to the Model Encyclopedia
    Bachmann China's HO scale RW 25T class soft sleeper cars (Includes BSP, Standard & Tibet versions)
    Bachmann China's HO scale YW 25K class hard sleeper cars
    Bachmann China's HO scale YZ 25T class hard sleeper cars
    Bachmann China's HO scale YW 25T class hard sleeper cars - Information only

    26 December 2015 - Three new model reviews added to the Model Encyclopedia
    Bachmann China's HO scale SYZ/SRZ 25B/K/Z class double decker hard seat/soft seat cars
    Bachmann China's HO scale YZ25K class hard seat cars
    Bachmann China's HO scale YW25G class hard sleeper cars

    23 December 2015 - Merry Christmas & best wishes for 2016. Five new model reviews added to the Model Encyclopedia
    Bachmann China's HO scale RZ22 class soft seater cars
    Bachmann China's HO scale YW22 class hard sleeper cars
    Bachmann China's HO scale YZ22 class hard seater cars
    Bachmann China's HO scale XL22 class baggage cars
    Bachmann China's HO scale YZ25G class hard seat cars

    19 October 2015 - New September 2015 trip report has been added to the prototype pages.

    28 April 2015 - The Model News page has been updated again including some bad news regarding Bachmann China.

    18 May 2014 - New model review added to the Model Encyclopedia
    Imon's superb brass HO scale 2-10-2 QJ class steam locomotive review has been added. It only took 14 years to get one of these!

    Model news page has been updated.

    26 March 2014 - New model review added to the Model Encyclopedia
    Bachmann China's HO scale 2-10-2 QJ class steam locomotive review has been updated following the latest releases.

    14 March 2014 - New model review now online!

    Bachmann China's HO scale SS3/B class electric locomotives

    29 January 2014 - Four new model reviews added to the Model Encyclopedia
    Bachmann China's HO scale KD25G/K class generator cars
    Bachmann China's HO scale CA23 class dining cars
    Bachmann China's HO scale RW22 class soft sleeper cars
    Bachmann China's HO scale UZ22 class post office cars

    22 January 2014 - Four new model reviews added to the Model Encyclopedia
    N27's HO scale HXd3 class electric locomotive
    MTC's HO scale HXd3B class electric locomotive
    N27's HO scale HXd3C class electric locomotive
    CMR Line's HO scale PB class box cars
    N27's HO scale NX70 class container flat cars

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