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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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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.

MIKE WILD
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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.

MIKE WILD
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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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‘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.

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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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Ellis Clark’s ‘O’ gauge Thompsons

The partnership of Ellis Clark Trains and Darstaed Finescale has delivered a brand-new collection of Thompson corridor carriages for ‘O’ gauge. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

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Intercity Colours for the Class 91

Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 91 AC electric is now available in original InterCity colours. MIKE WILD checks out the latest version following the model’s debut in HM180.

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EFE motorised 1938 Tube stock

With a second variant of EFE Rail’s recently released 1:76 scale motorised 1938 London Underground tube stock on the cards, MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at the company’s sell-out first set.

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Legacy track expansion

DCC CONCEPTS has expanded its ‘OO’ gauge Legacy track range with all-new flat bottom rail flexible wooden sleeper track with code 75 and code 100 rail, together with a new batch of it ‘OO’ gauge code 75 bullhead rail wooden sleeper track.

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Ellis Clark delivers 'O' gauge Presflos

The 20ton Presflo cement wagon is Ellis Clark Trains’ first fully home-grown product for ‘O’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects this enticing new arrival.

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Hornby expands its Maunsell collection

The Maunsell corridor coach family has been a popular part of the Hornby range and now it has expanded with the addition of an all-new model of the Dining Saloon for ‘OO’. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

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Point motors equipment guide

Fitting point motors can make a real difference to a model railway by offering hands free operation of turnout direction – but which are the best? MARK CHIVERS assesses the options covering both solenoid and stall motor designs.

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Dapol’s ‘OO’ Class 122

As the last BR diesel railcars are retired from passenger service by Chiltern Railways in 2017, BEN JONES takes a close look at Dapol’s long-awaited new model of the Gloucester RCW variant of the popular ‘bubble cars’.

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KR Models Consett Hoppers for 'OO' gauge

The intensively used Consett iron ore hoppers are KR Models’ first piece of rolling stock and its second ever ready-to-run model to be released. MIKE WILD checks out a full rake.

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Pit to Power Station

THIS recent volume from Fonthill Media reflects on the Merry Go-Round (MGR) coal train operations of the 1990s, as witnessed by its author who worked on the railway at Worksop during this time.