Reviews: 'N' gauge

'N' gauge model reviews

HM169 Kato Class 800 Review Premium

Kato's Class 800 debut

Japanese manufacturer Kato isn’t a well known brand in British model railway circles with just one rolling stock product to its name for UK layouts. However, it has a new high-profile release for ‘N’ gauge: the Hitachi Class 800. MIKE WILD takes stock of this exciting new addition.

Revolution Trains Cemflo wagons Review Premium

Revolution Trains Cemflo wagons

Revolution Trains’ latest arrival for ‘N’ gauge models the Cemflo cement wagon. MIKE WILD checks over this attractive new release.

Hornby Maglight lighting system Review Premium

Hornby Maglight lighting system

Following the release of its illuminated four and six-wheel carriages (HM164), Hornby has now released its bespoke magnetic LED lighting system as a standalone unit.

Flat-pack Wickham Review Premium

Flat-pack Wickham

New from N Brass Locomotives is this ‘N’ gauge Wickham Type 27 permanent way trolley kit. Supplied as an etched metal fret, the pack contains all the main components to complete a detailed non-working 2mm scale example of these diminutive vehicles.

Bespoke station signage Review Premium

Bespoke station signage

Pacific Models is offering a new custom service to customers wishing to create their own bespoke station signage in any scale. Prototype or fictitious names can be incorporated into the design, together with a choice of regional BR colours, for the background.

Gaugemaster ballaster Review Premium

Gaugemaster ballaster

Gaugemaster has launched laser-cut track ballasting tool, suitable for ‘N’ and ‘OO’ gauge use, to its range of model railway accessories. Supplied flat-packed on stout laser-cut MDF frets, the parts build up into sturdy units thanks to their slot and tab design.

DRM speedometer Review Premium

DRM speedometer

If you have ever wondered how fast your model locomotives are travelling, then wonder no more as this digital speed sensor should provide the answer.

Hobbytrax CDU Review Premium

Hobby Trax CDU

New from Hobby Trax are these Tyson Capacitor Discharge Units (CDUs), suitable for use with all solenoid point motors. A CDU stores electricity on board to provide instant power when changing power demanding solenoid point motors.

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EFE Rail 'Shark' ballast plough

EFE Rail's all-new ‘N’ gauge BR 20ton ‘Shark’ ballast plough brake van arrived with retailers in early February. In this review we take a detailed look at a 'Dutch' grey and yellow liveried version.

HM166 Graham Farish Parrot Review Premium

Graham Farish LMS ‘Parrot’ flat

New for ‘N’ gauge from the Graham Farish stable is the utilitarian ‘Parrot’ bogie flat wagon. These vehicles were built between 1917-1919 and were originally designed for War Department use, but later moved across to serve the LMS and BR.