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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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HobbyTrax Oil Dropper

BEN CHURCH

HobbyTrax has added to its catalogue of locomotive maintenance tools with this useful oil dropper, which dispenses a small amount of oil at the end of a very fine needle, with no squeezing required.

BEN CHURCH
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Mini Drill Set

BEN CHURCH

New from Amtech is this extensive mini drill set, now available from Golden Valley Hobbies.

BEN CHURCH
Bachmann refurbished Class 411 4-CEP for OO gauge. Review Premium

Bachmann delivers refurbished 4-CEP EMU

MARK CHIVERS

It’s back to the 1980s with Bachmann’s latest release. MARK CHIVERS assesses the differences in its new Southern Region EMU in words, pictures and video.

MARK CHIVERS
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4mm Scale Wood Chipper

MARK CHIVERS

Rusty Rails’ growing range of 3D-printed detailing accessories includes this delightful 4mm scale wood chipper.

MARK CHIVERS
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Magnetic Dish

MARK CHIVERS

How often have you mislaid or lost tiny metal screws whilst dismantling a locomotive body? Well, this small magnetic parts dish from Amtec could be the answer.

MARK CHIVERS
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Dapol TTA tanker for 7mm scale

MIKE WILD

New for ‘O’ gauge from Dapol is the longstanding 45ton TTA four-wheel tanker. MIKE WILD checks out this new arrival for the scale.

MIKE WILD
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West Hill Wagon Works 3D modern lockers

MARK CHIVERS

Small details can really enhance a cameo scene or diorama and these 4mm scale 3D-printed modern lockers from West Hill Wagon Works are a case in point.

MARK CHIVERS
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Modern palisade fencing

MARK CHIVERS

Ratio’s ‘N’ gauge range of plastic models and accessories is bolstered with the addition of two new packs of modern palisade fencing for the scale.

MARK CHIVERS
Heljan O gauge Class 55 Deltic. Review Premium

Heljan updates its O gauge Deltic

MIKE WILD

The legendary English Electric ‘Deltics’ are back for ‘O’ gauge with Heljan, featuring new tooling and an upgraded chassis. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at 55002 in BR two-tone green.

MIKE WILD
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3D-printed Class 37 engine

MARK CHIVERS

Recently added to the West Hill Wagon Works range of 3D-printed diesel depot accessories is this superbly detailed ‘OO’ gauge Class 37 power unit.

MARK CHIVERS
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Realism Redefined exclusive PCA cement tank

MIKE WILD

Realism Redefined has commissioned an exclusive ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge model of the PCA depressed centre tankers. MIKE WILD runs the rule over a cement grey version.

MIKE WILD
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Rapido SR eight-plank opens

MARK CHIVERS

RAPIDO TRAINS UK (RTUK) has been busy developing an impressive array of rolling stock including these recently-released ‘OO’ gauge Southern Railway (SR) eight-plank open wagons.

MARK CHIVERS
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Rapido delivers LMS five-plank open

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido Trains UK’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge LMS 12ton five-plank open wagon touched down in the Hornby Magazine office in September.

MARK CHIVERS
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Locomotion’s Chaldrons Coal Hopper Wagons

MARK CHIVERS

RECENTLY added to Locomotion Models’ exclusive range modelling items  from the National Collection are these diminutive ‘OO’ gauge Stockton & Darlington Railway (S&DR) chaldron coal hopper waggons, commissioned from Accurascale.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby TXS ‘TT:120’ Train Sets

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s new ‘TT:120’ scale train sets are now available in Bluetooth digital sound form, each with locomotives factory-fitted with the company’s new HM7000 app-based digital control Triplex Sound (TXS) system.

MARK CHIVERS
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EFE’s Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST for N gauge

MIKE WILD

The humble Hunslet ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST is the latest arrival for ‘N’ gauge from EFE Rail. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at the all-new model.

MIKE WILD
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Tyne Dock ‘9F’ for ‘OO’ gauge

MIKE WILD

Hornby’s latest batch of ‘OO’ gauge BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0s includes one of the famed batch of Tyne Dock allocated locomotives. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival.

MIKE WILD
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Liverpool & Manchester Railway Wagons Roll In

MARK CHIVERS

New from Hornby are three triple-wagon packs of ‘OO’ gauge Liverpool & Manchester Railway (L&MR) goods wagons, including coal, horsebox and sheep carrying vehicles.

MARK CHIVERS
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Mallard arrives with sound for ‘TT:120’

MIKE WILD

The most famous Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2 is now available in ‘TT:120’ scale with factory fitted sound following the arrival of world speed record holder 4468 Mallard in LNER garter blue with valances.

MIKE WILD
Hornby LMS Turbomotive for OO gauge. Review Premium

Hornby’s LMS ‘Turbomotive’ for ‘OO’ gauge

MIKE WILD

Of all the locomotives we never thought would become a ready-to-run model, the unique LMS ‘Turbomotive’ was high on the list, but now you can add it to your ‘OO’ collection. MIKE WILD inspects this exciting new release from Hornby.

MIKE WILD
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GWR Toplight City Coaches

MARK CHIVERS

These distinctive Great Western Railway coaches have now been produced by Dapol. MARK CHIVERS assesses whether the Toplights deserve top marks.

MARK CHIVERS
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Collectors Club LT Class 20s for ‘N’

MARK CHIVERS

A pair of ‘N’ gauge London Transport liveried Class 20s are now available, exclusively to members of the Bachmann Collectors Club. MARK CHIVERS casts a glance over these two eye-catching Bo-Bo diesels.

MARK CHIVERS
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Ffestiniog ‘Bug Boxes’

MARK CHIVERS

New from Peco are these‘OO9’ narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway ‘Bug Box’ coaches in Colonel Stephens livery.

MARK CHIVERS
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Modelu Contemporary Crews

MARK CHIVERS

Modelu’s extensive range of 3D-printed finescale figures is bolstered with these new packs of modern railway crew.

MARK CHIVERS
Graham Farish BR 5MT 4-6-0 with digital sound Review Premium

Upgraded Farish BR ‘5MT’

MARK CHIVERS

Bachmann’s eagerly-awaited upgraded ‘N’ gauge BR Standard ‘5MT’ 4-6-0 is now available. Read our full review and watch our demonstration video to hear how this sound equipped model performs.

MARK CHIVERS
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Collector Virgin Trains Class 47/8

MIKE WILD

The Bachmann Collector Club has an exclusive edition of 47845 County of Kent in the attractive Virgin Trains livery for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD inspects a sound fitted variant.

MIKE WILD
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Heljan’s GWR parcels railcar

MIKE WILD

Heljan has continued its GWR railcar project with an all-new model of the parcels version. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at the unique W34W in BR lined carmine livery.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby’s ‘P2’ Collection Expands

MIKE WILD

Two new versions of the Gresley ‘P2’ 2-8-2 have arrived from Hornby. MIKE WILD checks over 2002 Earl Marischal and 2003 Lord President for ‘OO’ gauge.

MIKE WILD
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FIRST REVIEW: Rapido’s GWR ‘15XX’ 0-6-0PT for ‘OO’ gauge

MIKE WILD

Short-lived but impressively powerful, the GWR ‘15XX’ 0-6-0PT is the latest release for ‘OO’ gauge from Rapido Trains UK. MIKE WILD runs the rule over this compact tank engine.

MIKE WILD