Reviews: 'O' gauge

'O' gauge model reviews

HM164 DCC Concepts Legacy Detector Review Premium

Legacy detector

DCC Concepts has launched the first in a series of new products under the Legacy Models banner. This intelligent little device is a detector which is simple to install on layouts.

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Gaugemaster spray can trigger grip

New to the Gaugemaster collection of modelling tools is this spray can trigger grip which is designed to assist with the use of aerosol paint cans.

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Hattons launches laser cut baseboards

Hatton's has released the first of its new Precision Baseboards range of products, offering 4ft x 2ft baseboard kits in MDF and plywood as well as legs to support the boards. The boards have been designed to be as near as possible tool-free for assembly.

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Woodland Scenics board fencing

We have been excited to see the new range of ready painted fencing products arrive from Woodland Scenics since their announcement at the beginning of 2020. The new range comprises log, board, chain link, picket, privacy and barbed wire designs with our samples covering board fencing in ‘HO’ scale.

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ModelU locomotive crew packs

Modelu’s range of 3D printed finescale figures has been expanded with a new selection of locomotive crew packs for ‘N’, ‘OO’ and ‘O’. These new packs are available for Western, Southern, Midland and Eastern Region motive power.

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Dapol’s ’O’ gauge ‘Turbots’

Modern image ‘O’ gauge is being served with the arrival of Dapol’s eagerly awaited 7mm scale ‘Turbot’ bogie spoil wagons.

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REVAMPED CLASS 37/0 FOR ’O’ GAUGE

Heljan has been making the most of its back catalogue during 2020 with re-releases of its ‘Hymek’ and ‘Deltic’ which have now been followed by the original split headcode Class 37s. MIKE WILD inspects one of the five new versions arriving this summer.

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Hattons 'O' gauge Gresley 'A4'

The streamlined casing of the Gresley ‘A4’ took the world by storm when the first of the new breed rolled out of Doncaster Works in 1935. Can Hattons brand-new ‘O’ gauge model of the high-speed ‘Pacifics’ do the same for 7mm scale? MIKE WILD puts this new arrival through its paces.

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Locoman Creates new ‘A3’ sound profile

THE FAMOUS three-cylinder beat of the sole surviving Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 has been recreated for the ESU LokSound 5 platform by Locoman Sounds. This brand new sound scheme introduces new functions and versatility which take advantage of the latest generation decoder from ESU.

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Bulk crew packs

3D printing specialist Hardy’s Hobbies has introduced a range of special figures packs to offer a bulk purchase discount.

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Dapol ’O’ gauge 8 ton Banana vans

Immediately following the reopening of Dapol’s warehouse in mid-April, it released the first batch of its new ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge banana vans to the shops.

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Routemex ‘O’ gauge colour light

A new collection of ‘O’ gauge colour light signal kits has been introduced by Routemex (HM155) covering two, three and four-aspect designs.

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Get your own ‘Mini Mike’

Modelu has added new figures to its range of locomotive crews including two 3D printed versions of Hornby Magazine’s very own Editor Mike Wild.

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Heljan revives ’O’ gauge ‘HYMEK’

The versatile Class 35 ‘Hymek’ has been relaunched by Heljan 15 years after the first release. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this reintroduction for ‘O’ gauge to find out what’s new.

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KS Laser Designs fog hut kit

Laser cut kit specialist KS Laser Designs has added a simple and quick to build kit for a concrete fog hut to its ‘O’ gauge range.

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Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge Class 03

Diesel shunters suit layouts large and small and across multiple eras too. MIKE WILD takes a close look at Heljan’s new model of the BR Class 03 for ‘O’ gauge to assess its detail and performance.

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Dapol’s delightful Sentinel 4wVBT

The quirky Sentinel four-wheel vertical boiler tank engines are the subject of Dapol’s latest ‘O’ gauge locomotive. MIKE WILD inspects this compact shunting engine which is a perfect starter model for the scale.

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Heljan launches ‘O’ gauge Class 50

The fleet of 50 English Electric Class 50s attracted a cult following in their final years of service and have always been popular as ready-to-run models. Heljan has delivered the first ‘O’ gauge version of the sought-after diesel-electric – MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

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Train-Tech SC4 semaphore signal controller

Train-Tech has introduced a new version of its semaphore signal accessory decoder to suit the new Dapol servo-operated semaphore signals.

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Hatton’s Gresley ‘A3’ debuts

Could this be Hatton’s most exciting model yet? MIKE WILD puts the new Heljan produced Hatton’s Originals Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 for ‘O’ gauge through its paces.

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Heljan’s Great Western ‘Mogul’

The second ‘O’ gauge steam locomotive from the Heljan stable is due to arrive in January. MIKE WILD inspects this enticing new model of the Great Western Railway ‘43XX’ 2-6-0.