Reviews

Welcome to the BRM Review Area, the place to both read and watch product reviews covering a plethora of railway modelling products from model locomotives and wagons through to glues and trees. Expect to see the hobby’s biggest names such as Hornby, Bachmann, Dapol and Heljan.

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Dapol 34T 'Turbot' wagon

A bogie engineers' wagon with looks to boot – Howard Smith reviews this latest…

By Howard Smith | 06 October 2020

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Graham Farish Mk. 2F coaches

In 2018, Bachmann Branchline launched its BR Mk. 2F coaching stock for OO gauge.…

06 October 2020

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Bachmann 2-HAP

Intrigued by this latest EMU from Bachmann, Andy York takes a closer look.

06 October 2020

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Bachmann and Graham Farish HKA wagons

With rule in hand and eyes peeled, Andy York inspects this bogie hopper wagon to…

05 October 2020

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Locomotion Models Heljan Class 33 exclusive

Produced exclusively for the National Railway Museum's model railway arm…

10 September 2020

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Hornby 0-2-2T 'Rocket'

Andy York provides an overview of this miniaturisation of Stephenson's…

10 September 2020

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“Talyllyn”, a new 16mm steam loco from Bowande

We put the new model of the famous Welsh locomotive through its paces.

17 August 2020

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Irish Railway Models beer keg wagon

The manufacturer's 42ft wagon chassis re-emerges, this time as a platform for…

10 August 2020

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Heljan Class 33 with high-intensity headlights

Adaptations to its tooling suite has allowed the manufacturer to depict its…

By Howard Smith | 10 August 2020

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Graham Farish LNER 'Thompson' coaches

Andy York examines these models of the post-WW2 LNER front line express stock,…

10 August 2020

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Bachmann Class 117 DMU

Benefitting from a new chassis design, as applied to its Class 121 and 158…

07 August 2020

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Rails/Dapol A1/A1X Stroudley 'Terrier'

Andy York shares his thoughts on this model of the plucky 0-6-0T, so popular…

07 August 2020

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Dapol GWR 14XX 0-4-2T

Aimed at O gauge newcomers and GWR fans alike, Dapol's model iteration of the…

By Howard Smith | 06 August 2020

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Hattons LNER A4

Hattons has worked in consort with Heljan to produce this injection-moulded O…

06 August 2020

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Irish Railway Models CIE fertiliser wagon

Andy York examines these Irish prototype wagons with a 42ft underframe, so, are…

06 August 2020

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