Reviews: 'OO' gauge

'OO' gauge model reviews

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Rannoch Station

BEN CHURCH

Modellers of the picturesque West Highland line will be pleased to see two new kits from Peco, bolstering its range of laser-cut wood kits (HM195) and providing new options for modellers of this scenic route.

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3D Printed Armco Safety Barrier

BEN CHURCH

New from West Hill Wagon Works are these ‘OO’ gauge 3D printed packs of Armco style safety barriers.

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Mini Roller

BEN CHURCH

From Mini Roller comes this useful painting aid for your stock of modelling essentials.

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New Peco Wagon Load Kits

BEN CHURCH

Peco has issued six useful kits to help detail ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge wagons with loads, suitable for wagons of all sizes.

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Rusty Rails Trackside details

BEN CHURCH

Rusty Rails has expanded its catalogue of 4mm scale trackside details with the addition of new Rawie fixed buffer stops and lineside telephones and signage poles.

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1:76 scale Sultan

BEN CHURCH

Trains4U has expanded its scope of British military 1:76 scale kits with a model of a FV105 Sultan army control and command vehicle.

BEN CHURCH
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EWS exclusive Class 37/4

MIKE WILD

The Bachmann Collectors Club range features this fine model of EWS liveried Class 37/4 37422 Cardiff Canton. MIKE WILD checks out the finer details.

MIKE WILD
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RailRoad Plus ‘Deltic’ with sound

BEN CHURCH

New to Hornby’s RailRoad Plus range is this ‘OO’ gauge Class 55 ‘Deltic’, factory-fitted with Hornby’s innovative HM7000 Bluetooth and Digital Command Control (DCC) Triplex Sound (TXS) system. 

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Upgrade for RailRoad Class 110

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s venerable ‘OO’ gauge Class 110 Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) makes a welcome return to the RailRoad Plus range with enhanced decoration and improvements to the mechanical specification.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby's Ruston 88DS 4wDM shunter lands

MARK CHIVERS

This delightful-looking ‘OO’ gauge model is now available. MARK CHIVERS finds out whether its performance matches its appearance.

MARK CHIVERS
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EFE Rail’s Southern Electric ‘Boosters’

MIKE WILD

The 1940s Southern Railway ‘Booster’ electric locomotives are the subject of an all-new tooling from EFE Rail for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival.

MIKE WILD
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Great Gathering anniversary collection – Part two

BEN CHURCH

Last issue (HM200) we looked at the first half of the new Hornby Dublo Great Gathering tenth anniversary collection, and now the three remaining Gresley ‘A4s’ - 60007 (Cat No. R30266), 60008 (R30265) and 60009 (R30263) in BR condition are here.

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FIRST REVIEW: Cavalex Models Class 56 for OO gauge

MIKE WILD

Cavalex Models’ debut powered model arrived at the end of January. MIKE WILD takes an exclusive look at the first production versions of this highly-anticipated ‘OO’ gauge locomotive.

MIKE WILD
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Beattie Well Tank Crew

MARK CHIVERS

MODELU has further expanded its range of engine crew designed for specific classes with this new pack for the diminutive LSWR ’0298’2-4-0WT in ‘OO’ gauge.

MARK CHIVERS
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Carriage Siding Platform Kit

BEN CHURCH

New from West Hill Wagon Works is this ‘OO' gauge carriage siding platform kit.

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Pigs and Farmer

MARK CHIVERS

Adding to the range of farm-based figures and accessories offered by Osborn’s Models is this set of four pigs and a farmer in ‘OO’ gauge.

MARK CHIVERS
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Bluetooth TXS for Hornby ‘9F’

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s recently retooled ‘OO’ gauge BR Standard ‘9F’ 2-10-0 (HM185) gains a new outing finished as 92002 in BR black with early crests – and the addition of the manufacturer’s new Bluetooth Triplex Sound (TXS).

MARK CHIVERS
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Terrific TTA Tankers

BEN CHURCH

The ubiquitous TTA ‘monobloc’ tank wagon has been a common sight for ‘OO’ gauge modellers for a long time. Half a century since first appearing in the Hornby range in 1973, the manufacturer has retooled this classic BR wagon for its 2023 range and the first examples are now available.

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The Great Gathering Returns

BEN CHURCH

2013 witnessed the reuniting of all six surviving Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2s including two based in North America. A decade ago, Hornby released limited edition models to commemorate the reunion and now they are being re-released – this time in limited edition Hornby Dublo form – to mark ten years since that landmark and unlikely-to-be-repeated event.

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HRA Bogie Hopper Wagons

BEN CHURCH

Bachmann’s recently announced HRA bogie aggregate hopper wagons have arrived, with newly-tooled models in ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge debuting together.

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Hornby ‘Big Four‘ Collection: LNER ‘A1’ 4478 Hermit

BEN CHURCH

Hornby’s ‘Big Four’ Collection commemorates 100 years of these famous railways, with Gresley ‘A1’ 4478 Hermit flying the flag for the London North Eastern Railway (LNER).

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Outstanding ‘OO’ OAA opens from Rapido Trains

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains UK’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR OAA open wagons touched down in the Hornby Magazine office in early December.

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Heljan’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 57 returns

MARK CHIVERS

Heljan’s popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 57 Co-Co diesel returns in a selection of new identities and colour schemes. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look.

MARK CHIVERS
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RailRoad Royal Class 67 67005 from Hornby

BEN CHURCH

DB Cargo’s Class 67 67005 Queen’s Messenger has the distinction of being one of two locomotives designated to pull the Royal Train. Hornby has recreated this prestigious locomotive in its most recent guise as part of its 2023 range.

BEN CHURCH
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Hornby Class 66 – The Green Progressor

BEN CHURCH

Hornby’s latest version of its former Lima Class 66 is GB Railfreight’s unique green 66796 The Green Progressor. The locomotive was painted in its livery and named to reflect its use on High Speed 2 construction trains.

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Titfield Thunderbolt Deluxe train pack

BEN CHURCH

70 years since the film first debuted, Rapido Trains UK’s eagerly-awaited Titfield Thunderbolt train packs representing the iconic 1953 Ealing comedy have arrived.

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The Hornby BR '2MT' 2-6-0 for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

Hornby’s all-new model of the BR ‘2MT’ 2-6-0 has been a long time coming for ‘OO’ gauge, but it has now arrived with retailers. Mike Wild takes a closer look at BR lined black 78047.

MIKE WILD
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Point Motor Wiring Board

BEN CHURCH

Now available from Model Rail Electrics, this ready to use point motor board allows for both easy wiring for point control and additional functionality without soldering.

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Vinyl Safety Lines

BEN CHURCH

West Hill Wagon Works has added two packs of 4mm scale pre-cut vinyl safety lines to its range of modelling accessories.

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Realistic Adhesive Roadways

BEN CHURCH

Modelling roads can be an involved process, but a new self-adhesive roadway system from Hobby Trax promises a simple and effective solution.

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