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Read all the latest product reviews from the Hornby Magazine team covering 'OO', 'N' and 'O' gauge as well as a broad spectrum of model eras and product types. Plus, look out for the Video tag for feature videos included within reviews as well as the Hornby Magazine Express Video tag for our quick overview videos.

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VIDEO: All-new BR '9F' from Hornby

In the 50th anniversary of Hornby Railways, an all-new version of the powerful BR '9F' 2-10-0 freight locomotives has been created. MIKE WILD finds out what is in store with extra online only images and video.

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VIDEO: Dapol ‘Manor’ Class debut

The Great Western Railway ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 is the latest all-new ‘OO’ gauge locomotive to arrive from Dapol. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at the first of two all-new ‘Manors’ to arrive.

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Scale Model Scenery Goathland gates

Scale Model Scenery has added packs of 2mm and 4mm scale laser-cut crossing or yard gates to its range.

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New Sankey signs for O’, ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge

Sankey Scenics has bolstered its extensive range of model railway signage with a new pack of contemporary trackside signage, as well as an updated pack of its earlier assorted trackside signs.

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Oxford Diecast 4x4 Austin Champ

Oxford Diecast has added another all-new 1:76 scale model to its range with the arrival of this delightful Austin Champ in army green.

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All-new Bachmann CLASS 37/4

Bachmann’s autumn announcements came with the surprise of a brand-new Class 37 for ‘OO’ gauge. First on the review desk is Class 37/4 37401 in InterCity Mainline livery – MIKE WILD inspects this enticing new arrival.

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MAGNETIC DELLNER COUPLINGS

NEW from Hunt Couplings are these sets of‘OO’ gauge pivoting Dellner style Elite magnetic couplings for Bachmann’s Class 220/221Voyager DEMUs and Hornby’s Class 800 InterCity ExpressTrain (IET), together with a set ofVoyager intervehicle magnetic connectors.

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PECO TT:120 TRACK SYSTEM

FOLLOWING THE RECENT launch of Peco’s new TT:120 scale track system (HM182), the first components of the range are now available from retailers.

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Hornby track symbols return

HORNBY’S VENERABLE ¼ scale track planning symbols make a welcome return to the range.

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Bachmann’s SECR ‘Dance Hall’ brake van

FIRST REVIEW: Just days after announcing its plans for an all-new ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern & Chatham Railway ‘Dance Hall’ brake van, Bachmann delivered on its promise with the arrival of this newly-tooled model for review. MARK CHIVERS inspects this latest addition to the range.

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West Hill 3D printed Class 47 and 52 diesel bogies

MARK CHIVERS

New from West Hill Wagon Works are these 4mm scale 3D-printed Class 47 and Class 52 ‘Western’ locomotive bogies.

MARK CHIVERS
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FIRST REVIEW: KR Models delivers the Fell diesel

MIKE WILD

Its one of the most unusual prototype diesels built for British Railways, and now you can buy a ready-to-run ‘OO’ gauge version. MIKE WILD inspects KR Models all-new model of the unique Fell 2-D-2 diesel locomotive with an exclusive video demonstration of its sound functions.

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Hornby delivers its Mk 4 DVT for ‘OO’

Mike Wild.

The latest component of Hornby’s new Mk 4 carriage collection to arrive is the Driving Van Trailer. We take a detailed look at this new addition to complete Class 91 hauled push-pull trains.

Mike Wild.
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Accurascale delivers new PCAs

The popular PCA cement wagons from Accurascale for ‘OO’ gauge are back for a second outing in original and current Castle Cement liveries. We take a closer look at this new batch.

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TRS Trains adds Working Diesel Exhausts

TRS TRAINS has applied its smoke generator technology to diesel locomotives, with the first project to arrive in the Hornby Magazine office being a Dapol Class 52 ‘Western’ equipped with twin atomisers for ‘OO’ gauge.

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CDA china clay hoppers join Accurascale MGR roster

MIKE WILD

The latest additions to the Accurascale HAA hopper family are the CDA china clay hoppers, introduced for service in Cornwall. Find out more here.

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Bachmann modern era DBSOs

The Driving Brake Second Open (DBSO) coaches are a sought-after part of the Bachmann Mk 2F collection. MIKE WILD checks out one of the latest versions which models these push-pull coaches in their final form. Read our full review online first here.

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Accurascale launches PCA cement wagons for 'OO' gauge

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale released its first batch of PCA cement wagons in July 2019 for ‘OO’. We take a closer look in our original review from Hornby Magazine as a second batch arrives.

MARK CHIVERS
Flangeway models 'OO' gauge ‘Salmon’ wagon SA002 Review Freemium

Flangeway ‘Salmon’ wagon for 'OO' gauge

After a protracted development which resulted in a dimensionally inaccurate model appearing, Flangeway’s revised ‘OO’ gauge 50ton ‘Salmon’ bogie rail wagon is here. MARK CHIVERS inspects this latest catch.

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Hornby's Welsh Class 67

Hornby has delivered a new variant of its popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 67 diesel. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at this latest release.

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New Trainsporter Model Railway storage solutions

TRAINSPORTER has added two new heavy-duty plastic stackable carry cases to its growing range of storage solutions.

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Peco expands bullhead range

PECO has expanded its Streamline code 75 ‘OO’ gauge bullhead track range with the release of a selection of new Unifrog track components, including a single slip and a long crossing.

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Graham Farish Class 769 BiMU

Bachmann’s newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge Class 769 four-car Bi-mode Multiple Unit (BiMU) is here. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at this latest release from the Graham Farish range.

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Cavalex TEA bogie tanks for 'OO' gauge

Cavalex Models’ range of ‘OO’ gauge freight wagons continues to expand with the arrival of its latest completed project, the 102tonne TEA bogie tank wagon. But is this new model MARK CHIVERS’ cuppa?

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Supreme Primo Trees

PRIMO MODELS’ range of handmade trees, bushes and scenic materials continues to expand with an extensive selection of products now available for most scale uses.

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CALEDONIAN MK 2 AND MK 3 STOCK

Overnight sleeping trains are a fascinating part of the railway network and Hornby has introduced new coaches to allow the final pre-Mk 5 era Scottish trains to be reproduced in ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

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RAILS NER PETROL-ELECTRIC AUTOCAR

The pioneer of internal combustion passenger railway vehicles is the subject for Rails of Sheffield’s latest exclusive product. MIKE WILD inspects this enticing and fascinating new ‘OO’ gauge model.

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RECOMMENDED READING

Join Mark Chivers as he takes us through this month's Hornby Magazine Book club with his top suggestions to pick up and flick through.

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New HUOs for ‘OO’

ACCURASCALE’S debut coal wagon is back with a new batch of four different triple packs as well as a single BR bauxite version exclusive to the manufacturer’s website.

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‘O’ GAUGE HUOS RETURN

The sell out of Accurascale’s ‘O’ gauge HUO 24.5ton coal hoppers has prompted the manufacturer to offer a new batch of eight different numbered vehicles including the only HUO to carry BR bauxite livery.