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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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Peco ‘OO9’ rolling stock

MARK CHIVERS

Peco has released a further batch of its popular ‘OO9’ Ffestiniog four-wheel Quarryman’s coaches and brake vans (HM187).

MARK CHIVERS
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Sonic Models’ all-new ‘OO’ gauge VIX Ferry Van

MIKE WILD

The VIX Ferry Van is the latest addition to Sonic Models’ expanding ‘OO’ gauge collection. MIKE WILD checks out the latest version of these long-wheelbase vans.

MIKE WILD
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Ellis Clark Trains Wickham Type 27 trolley for ‘O’ gauge

MIKE WILD

The Wickham trolley and trailer has become one of the smallest ready-to-run powered models to be produced for ‘O’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects Ellis Clark Trains’ first home-grown powered model.

MIKE WILD
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Peco expands ‘TT:120’ track options

MARK CHIVERS

Peco continues to expand its ‘TT:120’ track range with the release of a pair of code 55 small radius left- and right-hand turnouts (Cat No. SL-U1292/U1291) and a long crossing (SL-U1294).

MARK CHIVERS
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‘TT:120’ rerailer

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby has added this useful rerailer tool to its rapidly expanding ‘TT:120’ range of locomotives, rolling stock and accessories.

MARK CHIVERS
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3D grids and magnets

MARK CHIVERS

West Hill Wagon Works’ extensive range of 3D-printed model railway accessories includes these ‘TT:120’ Automatic Warning System (AWS) magnets and Train Protection Warning System (TPWS) grids.

MARK CHIVERS
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Peco ‘TT:120’ platform shelter and lineside huts

MARK CHIVERS

Peco has added a further two ‘TT:120’ laser-cut kits to its range of track and accessories for the scale, with a new platform shelter (Cat No. LK-12109) and a lineside hut (LK-12110).

MARK CHIVERS
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‘TT:120’ Laser-cut detailing

MARK CHIVERS

York Modelmaking has introduced a new dedicated ‘TT:120’ scale range of laser-cut detailing parts.

MARK CHIVERS
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Laser-cut Locomotive Storage

MARK CHIVERS

WW Scenics has developed a new laser-cut locomotive storage box for ‘OO’ gauge.

MARK CHIVERS
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Kernow’s exclusive ‘O’ gauge CDA China Clay Hopper

MARK CHIVERS

New from Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) is this all-new ‘O’ gauge CDA china clay hopper, produced exclusively for the retailer by Dapol.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby’s ‘TT:120’ Gresley ‘A4’ and rolling stock

MIKE WILD

In our first review of Hornby’s new ‘TT:120’ collection, MIKE WILD inspects the Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2, BR Mk 1 coaches and Pullman carriages which are available now for this new scale.

MIKE WILD
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Bachmann’s Billinton ‘E4’ 0-6-2T for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

The Billinton ‘E4’ 0-6-2Ts were introduced in the Victorian era yet their outward appearance is much more modern at first glance. MIKE WILD takes a closer look this Bachmann’s ‘OO’ ready-to-run model.

MIKE WILD
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Bachmann’s ‘64XX’ for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

Is it just another ‘Pannier’ or something totally different? MIKE WILD runs the rule over Bachmann’s ‘OO’ gauge model of the GWR ‘64XX’ 0-6-0PT.

MIKE WILD
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Heljan delivers all-new ‘OO’ Gauge Ruston 165DE

MARK CHIVERS

Heljan’s eagerly-awaited ‘OO’ gauge Ruston 165DE 0-6-0 diesel shunters are here. MARK CHIVERS casts a glance at this latest arrival.

MARK CHIVERS
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Little Loco Company Class 15 for 'O' gauge

MIKE WILD

The Little Loco Company launched its 'O' gauge Class 15 in January 2017 and now it is set for a new lease of life with EFE Rail. MIKE WILD gives this impressive model of the BTH Type 1 the once over.

MIKE WILD
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Bachmann lands ‘Lobster’

MARK CHIVERS

Bachmann has delivered its latest newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge wagon in the MXA ‘Lobster’. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at this colourful addition to the range.

MARK CHIVERS
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Minerva’s second ‘Victory’

MIKE WILD

A relatively new name in ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge, Minerva Model Railways made its debut in December 2015 with the Peckett ‘E’ 0-4-0ST and its second locomotive was the utilitarian ‘Victory’ 0-6-0T. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this 0-6-0T.

MIKE WILD
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Revolution ‘Zander' rolls in for 'N' gauge

MARK CHIVERS

Allied to the release of the all-new ‘N’ gauge Class A tank wagons, Revolution Trains has also just released newly-tooled ‘N’ gauge models of the 24.5ton MTV aggregate and ZKV ‘Zander’ ballast open wagon.

MARK CHIVERS
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Revolution Trains Class A tankers for 'N' gauge

MARK CHIVERS

Revolution Trains’ eagerly-awaited ‘N’ gauge 35ton Class A four wheel tank wagons are now available.

MARK CHIVERS
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Accurascale’s new Siphon Gs in detail

MARK CHIVERS

The Great Western Railway’s versatile Siphon G bogie vans are the subject of Accurascale’s latest rolling stock release for ‘OO’. MARK CHIVERS inspects these new models.

MARK CHIVERS
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Hornby’s releases Dublo 'A4' 4-6-2 for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

The Hornby Dublo brand is firmly back with the latest arrival modelling the streamlined Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley.

MIKE WILD
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Colourful Class 87s join Hornby range

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 87 AC electric locomotives are back, reflecting a colourful period on British Rail in the 1980s.

MARK CHIVERS
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Battle of Britain Memeorial Flight Class 91 touches down

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby’s latest iteration of its recently retooled ‘OO’ Class 91 is now available finished as 91110 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

MARK CHIVERS
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VTEC HST marks NRM’s 40

MARK CHIVERS

In September 2015 Virgin Trains East Coast (VTEC) marked the National Railway Museum’s (NRM) 40. As a lasting reminder, this exclusive Hornby ‘OO’ gauge HST train pack was made for Locomotion Models.

MARK CHIVERS
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VIDEO: Accurascale delivers its all-new Class 37

MIKE WILD

The English Electric Class 37 is without doubt the most successful BR Type 3 diesel. Accurascale has released its highly anticipated new model for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD runs the rule over this exciting new arrival.

MIKE WILD
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Dapol upscales the ‘08’

MIKE WILD

The rise in popularity for ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run is set for steep increase with the arrival of Dapol’s Class 08 diesel shunter. MIKE WILD reviews this new arrival and assesses it abilities on the track.

MIKE WILD
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Hornby’s ‘Lord Nelson’ for 'OO' gauge

MIKE WILD

Hornby's 'OO' gauge 'Lord Nelson' 4-6-0 made its debut in 2019. With a new batch on the horizon, MIKE WILD takes a closer look at this Southern Railway express locomotive.

MIKE WILD
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Oxford Rail’s ‘Boche Buster’ rail gun for OO gauge

MIKE WILD

The British rail mounted Howitzer guns were a popular addition to the Oxford Rail collection in 2019. In our original review from Hornby Magazine, MIKE WILD takes a closer look at what this model has to offer.

MIKE WILD
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Revamped ‘N’ gauge Pullman for the Western

MIKE WILD

The ever-popular Blue Pullman was revised in 2019 to model the Western Region six-car sets. MIKE WILD inspects this new ‘N’ gauge Graham Farish product.

MIKE WILD
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Hattons Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST for OO gauge

MIKE WILD

 Hattons took delivery of its first batch of Andrew Barclay 0-4-0STs in April 2018 and now a new batch is in development. MIKE WILD inspects a trio from the first release.

MIKE WILD