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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.

Accurascale Class 37/0 for OO gauge. Review Premium

Accurascale Scottish 'Car Headlight' Class 37/0s

MARK CHIVERS

Accurascale’s latest batch of all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 37 Co-Co diesels (HM192) have arrived, with the latest releases modelling the early Scottish ‘car headlamp’ style Class 37/0 variants.

MARK CHIVERS
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Flying Scotsman gains sound in ‘TT:120’

MIKE WILD

The famous Gresley ‘A3’ 4-6-2 is now available in ‘TT:120’ scale with Hornby’s new Triplex Sound installed from the factory. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby’s all-new LNER 'P2' 2-8-2 debuts

MIKE WILD

The stunning Gresley ‘P2’ 2-8-2s are the subject of a brand-new model from Hornby. MIKE WILD gets to grips with this enticing new offering highlighting its details and performance.

MIKE WILD
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FIRST REVIEW: Heljan’s NBL prototype 10800

MIKE WILD

Prototype diesels have been a popular subject choice in ‘OO’ gauge over the past decade, but it was hard to imagine the short-lived Ivatt designed Bo-Bo being produced. Heljan’s all-new model is here and MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

MIKE WILD
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Rapido's GWR Diagram AA20 ‘Toad’ brake van lands

MARK CHIVERS

A newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge GWR ‘Toad’ brake van is here. MARK CHIVERS casts a glance at this latest release for the scale.

MARK CHIVERS
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Accurascale FNA-D nuclear flask wagon for 'OO' gauge

MARK CHIVERS

These distinctive wagons are now with retailers - but do they make MARK CHIVERS go nuclear with delight?

MARK CHIVERS
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Rapido Trains’ SECR Six-Wheel Brake Vans

MARK CHIVERS

These distinctive and important vehicles are now available. MARK CHIVERS puts Rapido’s new ‘OO’ gauge model under the microscope.

MARK CHIVERS
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Rails of Sheffield SECR ‘D1’ 4-4-0 for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

Rails of Sheffield’s latest partnership with Dapol has delivered a first ever ready-to-run model of the SECR ‘D1’ 4-4-0 for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD finds out more about this attractive new Southern Region locomotive.

MIKE WILD
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1:148 Bedford HA van

MARK CHIVERS

New from ‘N’Tastic Scale Models is this 1:148 scale Bedford HA van, which forms part of a rapidly expanding new range of road transport vehicle kits.

MARK CHIVERS
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Suburban destination boards

MARK CHIVERS

Pacific Models has released several sets of BR Eastern Region (ex Great Northern Railway) destination boards and smokebox numberplates for suburban trains originating from London termini in ‘OO’ and ‘O’.

MARK CHIVERS
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Train-Tech motor switch

MARK CHIVERS

Gaugemaster’s Train-Tech range of electronic accessories and components is bolstered with the addition of a new two-wire point motor switch.

MARK CHIVERS
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Wickham Trolley crew

MARK CHIVERS

Modelu’s range of 3D-printed finescale figures is augmented with the addition of this pack of 7mm scale Wickham Trolley crew designed for use with Ellis Clark Trains’ new ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run model.

MARK CHIVERS
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Modern station furniture

MARK CHIVERS

DCC Concepts has added a selection of modern station platform furniture to its range of ‘OO’ gauge model railway accessories.

MARK CHIVERS
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Diode matrix

MARK CHIVERS

Brimal Components has added a new diode matrix board to its range of electronic accessories.

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Phorpres seven-plank open wagon for 'N' gauge

MARK CHIVERS

A new addition to Peco’s ‘N’ gauge Quality Line range of wagons is this seven-plank open with “Phorpres” Bricks branding (Cat No. NR-7012P).

MARK CHIVERS
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Peco ‘N’ gauge metal wheel packs

MARK CHIVERS

‘N’ and ‘OO9' gauge modellers looking to replace wheelsets need look no further than a series of new packs containing Peco’s nickel-silver tyred wheels from its Quality Line wagon range.

MARK CHIVERS
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New Peco code 80 concrete sleeper track for N gauge

MARK CHIVERS

Peco has introduced a new improved version of its ‘N’ gauge concrete sleeper flexible track to the range of nickel silver track options.

MARK CHIVERS
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‘OO9’ Ffestiniog Railway coaches return

MARK CHIVERS

Peco’s popular ‘OO9’ Ffestiniog Railway ‘Bug Box’ coaches return to the range in a new colour scheme.

MARK CHIVERS
Dapol B4 0-4-0T for O gauge. Review Premium

Dapol LSWR ’B4’ 0-4-0T for 'O' gauge

MIKE WILD

Southern Railway 7mm scale modellers are in for a treat with the arrival of the Adams ‘B4’ 0-4-0T from Dapol, but does it tick the right boxes? MIKE WILD finds out as we demonstrate the model in action.

MIKE WILD
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Dapol ‘OO’ gauge Adams ‘B4’ 0-4-0T

Mike Wild.

The compact Adams ‘B4’ 0-4-0T from Dapol offering an attractive choice of shunting engine for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD takes detailed look at two versions from different eras from the first batch released in 2018.

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Hornby six-wheel departmental carriages for OO gauge

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s latest batch of ‘OO’ gauge six-wheel carriages includes a selection of vehicles in departmental colour schemes.

MARK CHIVERS
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Flying Scotsman ‘Electra’ from Hornby

MIKE WILD

The striking LNER ‘Flying Scotsman’ livery is the latest to be released on the Hornby Class 91. MIKE WILD checks out this colourful new addition.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby East Midlands Trains HST power cars

MARK CHIVERS

East Midlands Trains’ dynamic livery is the latest colour scheme to adorn Hornby’s recently re-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 43 High Speed Train (HST) power cars.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby's ScotRail Highland Explorer Class 153

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s venerable ‘OO’ gauge Class 153 diesel railcar returns for its latest outing in ScotRail active travel livery.

MARK CHIVERS
Sonic Models LNER J50 0-6-0T for N gauge. Review Premium

Sonic Models J50

MIKE WILD

The bulky lines of the LNER ‘J50’ 0-6-0T have been recreated in ‘N’ gauge by Sonic Models. MIKE WILD assesses how this new locomotive stacks up.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby Worsdell ‘J15’ 0-6-0 for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

The Great Eastern Railway’s locomotives have been a missing link in ready-to-run circles, but that is no longer the case. Hornby’s Worsdell ‘J15’ 0-6-0 filled a missing link in LNER locomotive fleets when it arrived in 2015. MIKE WILD inspects this useful goods engine.

MIKE WILD
TMC LNER G5 0-4-4T for OO gauge. Review Premium

FIRST REVIEW: TMC reveals its LNER ‘G5’

MIKE WILD

The compact design of the North Eastern Railway ‘G5’ 0-4-4T is the subject of TMC’s first exclusive locomotive commission from Bachmann. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at this exciting new release for ‘OO' gauge which is due to land this summer.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby Track Lab stores van

MARK CHIVERS

New from Hornby is this British Rail Research Division stores van, finished in the organisation’s distinctive red and light grey colour scheme.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby 21ton mineral wagon rolls in

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge 21ton all-steel mineral wagon receives a fresh outing in BR grey for its latest release.

MARK CHIVERS
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Insulfish wagon returns

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s 12ton Insulfish van returns to the range as E87261 in BR ice blue livery with blue spot.

MARK CHIVERS