Reviews: 'OO' gauge

'OO' gauge model reviews

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Armco-style safety barriers

Scale Model Scenery has added a pack of 4mm scale Armco-style safety barriers to its collection of laser-cut detailing accessories.

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3D printed oil barrel racks

Amongst West Hill Wagon Works’ recent additions to its range of 3D printed accessories is this collection of 4mm scale oil barrels and racks.

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SANKEY SCENICS has now added a selection of customisable pub signs to the range, enabling you to add your own bespoke 4mm scale public house to a layout.

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The Crewe-built Class 91 Bo-Bo AC electrics have been a daily part of the East Coast Main Line scene since 1988, and they are still in front line service today. Hornby has gone back to the drawing board to create a brand-new model for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD finds out more.

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Megafret magnets

West Hill Wagon Works’ magnetic Hunt Couplings range is bolstered with a new pack of Elite dual polarity couplings designed for Dapol’s ‘OO’ gauge IKA Megafret container flat wagons.

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Modelu miners

New to the Modelu range of 3D-printed finescale figures is this collection of coal miners.

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Rapido’s SECR Open Wagons for 'OO'

Rapido Trains UK has rapidly followed up its debut wagon releases with newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern & Chatham Railway five and seven-plank open wagons. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look.

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SHUNTERS - The Hornby Class 08 diesel

The Hornby Class 08 diesel shunter is a must-have for any layout set after 1952. MIKE WILD inspects two new arrivals offering eye-catching modern liveries on this popular part of the Hornby ‘OO’ gauge range.

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Accurascale’s 'OO' gauge ‘Deltic' debut

The legendary Class 55 ‘Deltic’ is Accurascale’s first ready-to-run powered model for ‘OO’ gauge – and what a model it is. MIKE WILD brings you the full story on what could be the definitive ‘Deltic’.

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Hornby’s new Sentinel 0-6-0DH sails in

Despite only being announced in January, Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Sentinel 0-6-0DH has arrived with retailers. MARK CHIVERS casts a glance over this latest addition to the range.

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Hornby revises its Gresley ‘A3’

The Gresley ‘A1’/‘A3’ 4-6-2s are a longstanding part of the Hornby range, but this year they have been upgraded with newly tooled components and firebox flicker. MIKE WILD checks out the first two arrivals.

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KMS Railtech has commissioned a series of exclusive EWS era Cavalex steel wagons for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at these modern era BBA and BLA wagons.

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Rapido debuts its Gunpowder van for 'OO' gauge

The first ready-to-run ‘OO’ gauge freight wagon from Rapido Trains UK has arrived – the RCH gunpowder van. MIKE WILD inspects this new release.

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Oxford Rail’s Great Eastern box vans

Oxford Rail has completed its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Great Eastern Railway 10ton covered van. MARK CHIVERS checks out this latest release.

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Oxford Rail ‘Pilchard’ debuts

Oxford Rail’s eagerly-awaited ‘OO’ gauge ‘Pilchard’ engineers’ wagon has arrived. MARK CHIVERS examines this new addition to the range.

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The BR HAA merry-go-round hopper is an icon of the freight scene as much as the HST is for passenger trains. MIKE WILD inspects the first of Accurascale’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge models of these longlived coal wagons.

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Hornby’s rebuilt ‘W1’ 4-6-4s

We’ve seen the original condition model of Gresley’s unique 4-6-4 and now Hornby has delivered its enticing version of the rebuilt locomotive. MIKE WILD inspects the ‘W1’ with ‘A4’ style streamlined casing with video of the first models in action on our test track.

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Revolution's 'OO' gauge IWA timber wagons

Having recently reviewed Revolution Trains’ newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge IWA Sfins2 holdall ferry vans (HM177), the later IWA Rfnoos timber carrier conversions are also now available.

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West Hill Wagon Works magnetic APT couplings

West Hill Wagon Works has worked its magic with a new range of magnetic couplings to suit the recently released Hornby ‘OO’ gauge model of the Class 370 Advanced Passenger Train.

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West Hill Wagon Works 3D printed railings

West Hill Wagon Works has added a set of 4mm scale 3D-printed contemporary key clamp safety railings to its expanding range of model details and accessories.

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Oxford Diecast Scania S Series Highline

New from Oxford Diecast is this 1:76 scale new generation Scania S Series Highline with refrigerated trailer.

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Modelu3D depot detail accessories

Modelu’s extensive range of 3D-printed finescale figures and accessories is bolstered with the addition of a new 1:76 scale fitter’s cupboard and workbench.

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Coal, biomass and aggregates hoppers from the HYA and IIA wagons fleets are arriving from Accurascale offering a new choice of modern freight wagon. MIKE WILD explores their value with brand-new video and exclusive online only images.

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Laser-cut gravestones

Scale Model Scenery (SMS) has added a set of 3mm and 4mm scale laser-cut gravestones to its extensive range of scenic detailing.

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Hornby's Hitachi Sentinel for 'OO' gauge

Hornby’s Sentinel 0-4-0DH shunter is back in a unique livery modelling the Hitachi branded locomotive from Ashford. MIKE WILD explores this new arrival.

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Heljan Class 86 sequel - the Class 86/4

The English Electric Class 86 AC electrics went through numerous changes during their long careers. Heljan’s latest new-tool version models the Class 86/4 sub-class which MIKE WILD reviews.

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Bachmann’s ‘OO’ VEA box van

FIRST REVIEW: The BR VEA box van is the latest all-new tooling to arrive for ‘OO’ gauge from Bachmann. Mike Wild takes a closer look at one example.

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Hunts pivoting magnetic Elite couplings

West Hill Wagon Works’ extensive range of ‘OO’ gauge magnetic Hunt Couplings contains a staggering variety of types, including two useful packs of pivoting magnetic couplings.

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JS Models laser-cut roof slates

JS Models has added a selection of pre-cut roof slates to its growing range of 7mm and 4mm scale laser-cut kits and detailing.

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Heljan's Rail Adventure IGA Cargowaggon flat wagons

A new batch of Cargowaggon IGAs has arrived for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD inspects the fascinating Rail Adventure twin pack.