Reviews: 'OO' gauge

'OO' gauge model reviews

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Hattons wows with Metrovick’s ugly duckling

MIKE WILD

BR’s Modernisation Plan brought with it a raft of pilot scheme diesel locomotives and amongst those was the Metropolitan-Vickers Co-Bo – one of the more unusual and arresting designs of the era.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby's Avanti Class 390 Pride liveried coaches

MARK CHIVERS

Following the recent release of Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 390 ‘Pendolino’ four-car train pack (Cat No. R30081) as 390119 in the distinctive Pride colour scheme (HM186), the matching centre cars are also now available.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby's Drax Renewable Pioneers hoppers for 'OO' gauge

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby has released new versions of the IIA-D 102tonne Drax biomass hopper wagons which were introduced in 2013-2014.

MARK CHIVERS
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Dapol delivers its Class 59 for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

The American-built Electro-Motive Division Class 59 heavy-freight locomotives started a revolution in rail freight haulage. Dapol is looking to achieve the same with its all-new ‘OO’ gauge model. MIKE WILD finds out if it has succeeded.

MIKE WILD
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Scale Model Scenery manholes and drain covers

JONATHAN NEWTON

New from Scale Model Scenery is this pack of 4mm scale laser-cut and engraved manhole and drain covers.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Corgi Trackside Dennis F12 Pump Escape

JONATHAN NEWTON

Corgi’s popular 1:76 scale Dennis F12 Pump Escape fire engine returns in the manufacturer's trackside range, now finished in City of Coventry yellow.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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West Hill Wagon Works 3D printed garden railway

MARK CHIVERS

West Hill Wagon Works has added a novel 4mm scale garden railway to its range of 3D printed model railway accessories and detailing.

MARK CHIVERS
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Revolution Trains IPA car carriers for OO gauge

MARK CHIVERS

Newly-arrived from Revolution Trains are these eye-catching ‘OO’ gauge IPA car carriers which are available in quad and twin set formats. Mark Chivers takes a detailed look at a covered quad set.

MARK CHIVERS
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Accurascale’s HBA, HDA and HMA hoppers

MIKE WILD

Accurascale’s collection of HAA family coal hoppers has expanded with the arrival of the HBA, HDA and HMA variants. MIKE WILD finds out what makes them stand out from the crowd.

MIKE WILD
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Scammell low loaders

JONATHAN NEWTON

Corgi has added two new versions of its 1:76 scale Scammell low loader to the Trackside range of die-cast vehicles.

JONATHAN NEWTON
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Hornby releases Mk 3 Maglights lighting strips

MARK CHIVERS

With the recent arrival of Hornby’s newly-tooled BR Mk 3 High Speed Train (HST) trailer cars (HM187), it has also released a new version of its Maglight lighting unit specifically for these vehicles.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby's all-new High Speed Train

MIKE WILD

The iconic British Rail Class 43 power cars have held sway in frontline main line service for more than 45 years and Hornby has revisited the high-speed diesels with a brand-new tooling. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby LNER ‘B12’ 4-6-0 for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

The Great Eastern section has gained great momentum in ready-to-run locomotives over the past two years – and the latest arrival is Hornby’s spectacular ‘OO’ gauge model of the ‘B12/3’ 4-6-0. MIKE WILD takes an exclusive first look at the soon to be released production model.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby’s 'OO' gauge Class 87 Bo-Bo electric

MIKE WILD

AC overhead electric have become popular subjects for ready-to-run locomotives in ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD casts his eye over the Hornby Class 87 for 'OO' gauge in the detailed review.

MIKE WILD
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Locomotion’s ES1 electric for ‘OO’ gauge

MIKE WILD

The pioneering North Eastern Railway steeple cab electric is the subject of the latest collaboration between Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at this new release ahead of its arrival in December.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby Maunsell ‘S15’ in detail

MIKE WILD

The Southern Region was best known for its express locomotives, but freight was an important part of its business too. In this review MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at Hornby’s model of the Maunsell ‘S15’ – the Southern’s freight 4-6-0.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby Pride Pendolino for 'OO' gauge

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s eagerly-awaited ‘OO’ gauge model of Avanti West Coast’s vivid Pride-liveried ‘Pendolino’ has arrived with retailers. MARK CHIVERS casts his eyes over this colourful new release.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby’s adds new KFA container wagons for OO gauge

MIKE WILD

New from Hornby is this trio of ‘OO’ gauge KFA container flat wagons which model vehicles built in the late 1980s in Finland for use with Tiphook leasing in the UK.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby's 'OO' gauge containers

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby has released additional packs of ‘OO’ gauge intermodal containers suitable for its KFA container flat wagons and other intermodal vehicles.

MARK CHIVERS
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Accurascale magnetic chain couplings

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale has added a pack of magnetic chain couplings to its range of ‘OO’ gauge accessories following on from the release of its Chaldron wagons.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby Tri-ang Railways Remembered train pack for OO gauge

The first of Hornby’s Tri-ang Railways Remembered limited edition train sets has arrived in the form of ‘The Victorian’ which contains a GWR 4-2-2 and a pair of clerestory roof coaches. Find out more here.

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Scale Model Scenery Mind the Step decals

MARK CHIVERS

New from Scale Model Scenery is this pack of 4mm scale ‘Mind the Step' decals designed for modern-era 4mm scale platforms.

MARK CHIVERS
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Corgi GWR Thornycroft Nippy die-cast lorry

MARK CHIVERS

Corgi has added a new 1:76 scale model of its Thornycroft Nippy flatbed trailer in Great Western Railway (GWR) colours.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hobbytrax analogue ‘stay-alive’

MARK CHIVERS

Hobbytrax has recently introduced a series of ‘stay-alive’ capacitors designed for ‘OO’ gauge analogue (DC) locomotives. We discover what they have to offer.

MARK CHIVERS
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Corgi releases Ford Transit for OO gauge

MARK CHIVERS

Corgi’s 1:76 scale Trackside range of diecast models is bolstered with this Mk 1 Ford Transit in Express Dairy livery.

MARK CHIVERS
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Cavalex Models HAA MGR hoppers arrive

MARK CHIVERS

The famous HAA hoppers are the subject of Cavalex’s latest release. MARK CHIVERS asseses how they compare to Accurascale’s recent version.

MARK CHIVERS
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Oxford Diecast AEC 690 Concrete Mixer

MARK CHIVERS

New from Oxford Diecast is this 1:76 scale AEC 690 concrete mixer as a follow up to its dumper truck using the same cab and chassis style.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby’s revitalised BR MK3s

MIKE WILD

The British Rail Mk 3 carriage is an essential part of the modern and recent railway scenes. Hornby has gone back to the drawing board to create a new collection of coaching stock, as MIKE WILD explains.

MIKE WILD
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Rapido delivers SECR vans and ballast wagons

MARK CHIVERS

More South Eastern and Chatham Railway wagons have arrived from Rapido. MARK CHIVERS runs the rule over the latest vans and ballast wagons.

MARK CHIVERS
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Accurascale delivers Coalfish for ‘OO’

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge MHA two-axle ballast/spoil wagons have arrived. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at these modern-era wagons.

MARK CHIVERS