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.
OXFORD DIECAST has added a characterful new model of the AC Invacar to its everexpanding collection of 1:76 scale road vehicles which are suitable for ‘OO’ gauge model railways.
Glacier white TT coupe
Newly tooled from Oxford Diecast is the striking glacier white variant of the Audi TT Coupe in 1:76 scale.
New generation Stobart Scania
A household name for logistics, Eddie Stobart’s distinctive branding appears on the latest 1:76 scale lorry release from Oxford Diecast, depicting a Scania R Cab and trailer.
VIDEO: KIROW CRANE
Advancement of Digital Command Control technology has led to a great deal of innovation in the hobby. MARK CHIVERS looks at one such model that embraces this ethos and showcases just what is possible – a fully working ‘HO’ scale rail mounted crane.
Accurascale introduces new PFA nuclear fleet
The 1986 introduced PFA four-wheel container flats took on a new lease of life of nuclear waste traffic in the 2000s. MIKE WILD gets to grips with the latest container options for these superbly detailed flats.Mike Wild.
Hornby updates its ‘Grid’
The Class 56 has had a small refresh for its latest outing in the Hornby range. MIKE WILD checks out the new arrival in the shape of BR blue 56047.Mike Wild.
FIRST REVIEW: Heljan all-new Class 45 debuts
The latest ‘OO’ gauge arrival from Heljan is its Class 45 1Co-Co1 diesel-electric. MIKE WILD finds out what is in store with this new release.Mike Wild.
ALL-NEW HORNBY BR MK 4s
The arrival of the Class 91 AC electrics from Hornby has been joined by brand-new models of the matching Mk 4 carriages for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects the first releases.
Snailbeach hoppers for ‘OO9’
NEW TO THE PECO collection of readyto-run ‘OO9’ narrow gauge wagons are these models of the Snailbeach District Railways four-wheel hoppers.
Accurascale’s pioneering Chaldron coal wagons for ‘OO’
The rise in demand for coal in the 18th century saw introduction one of the first standardised wagon designs: the Chaldron. Accurascale has added these characterful and long-lasting wagons to its ‘OO’ gauge range – MIKE WILD takes a closer look.Mike Wild.
FIRST REVIEW: Bachmann Bulleid carriages for ‘OO’
A new range of Southern Railway Bulleid coaches is now available in ‘OO’ gauge. GRAHAM MUSPRATT runs the rule over these latest arrivals.Graham Muspratt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hornby track symbols return
HORNBY’S VENERABLE ¼ scale track planning symbols make a welcome return to the range.
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.
West Hill 3D printed Class 47 and 52 diesel bogies
New from West Hill Wagon Works are these 4mm scale 3D-printed Class 47 and Class 52 ‘Western’ locomotive bogies.MARK CHIVERS
FIRST REVIEW: KR Models delivers the Fell diesel
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
Hornby delivers its Mk 4 DVT for ‘OO’
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.
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.
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.
CDA china clay hoppers join Accurascale MGR roster
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
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.
Accurascale launches PCA cement wagons for 'OO' gauge
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 ‘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.