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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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BR purple for Hornby Gresley ‘A4’

British Railways' early experimental liveries make a great subject for a model and Hornby has reproduced one of its more eye-catching schemes on its ‘OO’ gauge Gresley ‘A4’ 4-6-2 modelling 60028 Walter K Whigham.

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SMS 4ft post and rail fencing

Recently added to Scale Model Scenery’s range of laser-cut kits is this pack of 4ft high post and rail fencing.

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Bachmann delivers 45ton steam crane

For the first time since 1982, ‘OO’ gauge has a brand new large steam crane with the arrival of Bachmann’s high specification model of the 45ton Ransomes and Rapier crane. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival and learns what it can do.

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Cyber clean your models

New to the Busch range of scenic products is this cleaning product. Cyber Clean is designed to be a simple to use cleaning product suitable for removing dust and dirt from models, buildings, scenery and more.

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International miniature food festival

A series of four food catering trailers have been released for the Lima/Jouef and Arnold N brands owned by Hornby.

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Lifcolor BR-period acrylic paints

Modellers will argue till the cows come home about the exact shade of paint used by railway companies. If you don’t have the time or patience to mix your own, these new sets by Lifecolor will more than satisfy most people.

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Scale Model Scenery culverts

Scale Model Scenery’s range of laser-cut card kits includes these useful 4mm scale culverts.

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BR black for Oxford ‘N7’

New in from Oxford Rail is the third version of the Hill ‘N7’ 0-6-2T for ‘OO’ gauge.

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Peter’s Spares

‘Go to’ model railway spares specialist, Peter’s Spares of Middlesbrough has supplemented the many thousands of items stocked, by sourcing replacement parts for older Hornby and Lima models.

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The Flying Dustman

The second Gaugemaster Collection ‘N’ gauge Class 66 is 66783 The Flying Dustman in its unique Biffa red and orange colour scheme.

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‘OO’ Provincial Super Sprinter

Realtrack Models' popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 156 Super Sprinter Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) has been backdated and is now available in British Rail (BR) Provincial Sector livery.

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Hornby Class 87 gets Virgin colours

The third Class 87 to be released using Hornby’s all-new 2018 introduced tooling is 87019 Sir Winston Churchill.

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Inter7City HST power cars

Hornby has delivered the first of its presentday Class 43 HST power car sets for ‘OO’ gauge modelling the ScotRail Inter7City liveried locomotives.

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Kernow D600 'Warships’

The wait is over and the range of ‘OO’ gauge diesel-hydraulics is now complete with the arrival of Kernow Model Rail Centre’s model of the original North British D600 series ‘Warships’. MIKE WILD inspects this brand-new arrival.

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Heljan’s Great Western ‘Mogul’

The second ‘O’ gauge steam locomotive from the Heljan stable is due to arrive in January. MIKE WILD inspects this enticing new model of the Great Western Railway ‘43XX’ 2-6-0.