While the latest exciting new models may dominate the headlines, it shouldn't be forgotten that there is also a thriving secondhand model railway market. In this multipoint plan, TIM SHACKLETON looks at the pros and cons of buying pre-owned models.

Hornby merchant navy

Above: While Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Bulleid rebuilt ‘Merchant Navy’ 4-6-2 tooling is now more than 20 years old, it continues to command good prices on the secondhand market, yet occasional bargains can still be had. 35017 Belgian Marine forges through the busy junction on Hornby Magazine’s Southern Region exhibition layout, Twelve Trees Junction.


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