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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Oxford Rail Road/Rail Land Rover Defender

Howard Smith examines this interesting die-cast model, ideal for many post-2000…

By Howard Smith | 12 December 2019

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10 ideas to make your layout ready for Christmas

Last weekend, we held the National FESTIVE of Railway modelling at Peterborough…

10 December 2019

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The Weird World of Warley

While Warley was a show full of realistic and amazing models, there was also…

27 November 2019

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First look: Rapido Trains Birmingham 'New Look' Guy Arab bus

Rapido Trains are now shipping their 4mm scale model of a Birmingham 'New Look'…

27 November 2019

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Video: Hornby Huntley & Palmers W4 Peckett train pack

Phil Parker looks at Hornby's R3686 train pack - a collector's item, sure to be…

20 November 2019

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Bachmann Ransomes & Rapier 45T Crane

Our review sample of Bachmann’s Ransomes & Rapier 45T steam breakdown crane has…

06 November 2019

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Sonic Models VEA 'Vanwide'

A new Chinese manufacturer, Sonic Models has entered the British market with the…

05 November 2019

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Slaters War Department Light Railways K Class skip

Many thousands of skips were produced and as with much of the wartime railway…

31 October 2019

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The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2 - Grand Final "Suprise, Suprise"

It's the Final! More teams. More rule changes. More amazing layouts. Who will…

27 October 2019

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Mamod Stirling

Garden Rail Editor, Phil Parker, takes a look at Mamod's latest live steam…

24 October 2019

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The Great Model Railway Challenge - Behind the scenes filming

When you watch the GMRC, you'll have noticed the little inserts showing trains…

24 October 2019

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Piko G scale Clean Machine

If your garden line uses track power, keeping the rails clean can be a…

22 October 2019

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VIDEO: Hornby R&H 48DS on test

These new models are some of the smallest to have emerged from the Margate…

22 October 2019

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VIDEO: Unboxing Dapol's N gauge Class 50

This second generation model from the Chirk manufacturer is an excellent effort,…

21 October 2019

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The Great Model Railway Challenge - Series 2 - Semi-Final 2 - "Blockbuster…

It's the second semi-final and we're off to the cinema for some monster action.

20 October 2019

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