Reviews: 'OO' gauge

'OO' gauge model reviews

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Hornby Inter7City Mk 3s

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Read our verdict on Hornby's new Inter7City liveried sliding door Mk 3s here first and watch them running in full formation on our test track.

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Rails of Sheffield 'Terrier' debuts for 'OO'

The Stroudley ‘Terrier’ is as popular with manufacturers as it is modellers. Rails of Sheffield took delivery of the first batch of its exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model in early May. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this new rival for the ‘Best in Show’ rosette.

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Hornby SLIDING DOOR Mk3s

Modern modellers are in for a treat with the arrival of Hornby’s new collection of Mk 3 sliding door stock for GWR, CrossCountry and ScotRail HST formations. MIKE WILD inspects a full rake of GWR liveried vehicles.

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Heljan updates ‘OO’ CLASS 33

THE POPULAR HELJAN ‘OO’ gauge model of the Class 33 Bo-Bo diesel is back, and this new version offers an upgraded late period model featuring a high-intensity headlight.

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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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Fertiliser wagons grow IRM range

Irish Model Railways has recently expanded its range of ‘OO’ gauge Irish outline wagons with the addition of the distinctive bagged fertiliser carriers, the latest development of the project to produce several wagon types on the common 42ft long chassis.

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Charity Colliery Peckett

The latest Hornby ‘OO’ gauge Peckett ‘W4’ 0-4-0ST to arrive is Forest No. 1 in Charity Colliery lined green.

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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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Lime green Capri

Oxford Diecast continues its feast of Fords with the arrival of this new casting for the Ford Capri Mk II in lime green.

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Oxford’s Mk 2 Escort

• Price: £6.25 • Cat No: 76ESC001 • Site: www.oxforddiecast.co.uk...

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Hornby delivers BR ‘PRINCESS’

FOLLOWING the arrival of the LMS lined crimson version (HM154), Hornby has released its BR period Stanier ‘Princess Royal’ 4-6-2s for ‘OO’ gauge. Both 46206 Princess Marie Louise in BR lined blue and 46207 Princess Arthur of Connaught (R3713) in BR lined maroon are now available and we had the opportunity to inspect the latter.

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Bachmann Class 121 Diesel Railcar

The Pressed Steel single-car Class 121 DMUs have a popular subject. Bachmann has released brand-new version gauge which MARK CHIVERS inspects.

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Hornby Stanier ‘Princess Royal'

The first ‘OO’ gauge model of the Stanier ‘Princess Royal’ 4-6-2 was released in 1955 - 65 years on MIKE WILD reviews the brand-new version from Hornby which touched down this February.

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Dapol delivers GWR Parcels Railcar

New in from Dapol is the parcels version of the original series GWR streamlined railcar. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival for ‘OO’ gauge.

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Steam crane crew for 'OO'

New from Osborn’s Models are these exclusive 'OO' gauge 3D printed crane crew figures.

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Accurascale Rawie buffer stops

ACCURASCALE’S expanding range of models and accessories is boosted with the addition of a series of 4mm scale contemporary buffer stops.

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Hornby releases its 21st century Rocket

Stephenson’s characterful and historic 0-2-2 Rocket is an icon of railway and Hornby history. MIKE WILD inspects the manufacturer’s brand-new model of the 1829 built pioneering steam locomotive for ’OO’gauge.

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Port of London Peckett

The compact lines of the Hornby Peckett ‘W4’ 0-4-0ST are back with this tiny locomotive being decorated in Port of London Authority (PLA) lined blue.

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Oxford adds Mk 1 Escort to 1:76 range

Oxford Diecast's latest Automobile Company product for 1:76 scale is the Mk 1 Ford Escort. Read more here.

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Bachmann’s CLASS 159 debut for 'OO'

The Class 158 and 159 DMUs have been eagerly awaited for ‘OO’ gauge, but their development has been protracted. MIKE WILD finds out if these all-new multiple units have been worth the wait.

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Bachmann Class 24/1

The Sulzer engined Class 24s were reliable and versatile locomotives. Bachmann has expanded its portfolio of ‘OO’ gauge Type 2s with this all-new model of the final batch. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

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Accurascale receives PFA for ’OO’

The attractive liveries of Cawoods, British Fuels and more can now be represented in ‘OO’ gauge with the arrival of Accurascale’s PFA four-wheel container flats. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

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Dapol impresses with NBL Type 2

The 12in:1ft North British built Class 21s might have been an unmitigated disaster, but in model form these characterful Type 2s have been hotly anticipated from Dapol. MIKE WILD inspects this brand-new ‘OO’ gauge diesel.

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Hornby LSWR and LMS brake vans

Hornby has expanded its brake van collection with the release of its promised all-new ‘OO’ gauge models of the London & South Western Railway (LSWR) ‘New Vans’ and the London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) 20ton vans.

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Hornby hybrid EMU

New from Hornby in February is this hybrid 2-HAL/2-BIL Electric Multiple Unit for 'OO' gauge, modelling one of the formations created on the Southern Region in the late 1950s.

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Army 802 Ruston 48DS

Hornby’s diminutive ‘OO’ gauge Ruston and Hornsby 48DS diesel shunter gains Army colours for its latest release as Army 802.

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Mallard speeds in blue

Hornby’s popular ‘OO’ gauge Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2 60022 Mallard returns to the range sporting BR express passenger blue with early crests.

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New Class 27s arrive from Heljan

Heljan has delivered a new batch of ‘OO’ gauge Class 27s offering a third variation on the popular Scottish Region Type 2 as well as a new list of identities on the sought after BR blue colour scheme.

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More ‘OO’ Garratts from Heljan

The LMS Beyer, Garratt is a leviathan of freight haulage. These huge twin engine, single boiler steam locomotives were introduced in 1927 to reduce the London, Midland & Scottish Railway’s (LMS) reliance on double heading on its long distance coal trains.