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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On test: Hornby's long-awaited BR Standard 2MT

Tony Wright puts Hornby's latest model straight to the test on 'Little Bytham'.

08 February 2024

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Hornby 2MT: Four reasons we would buy one

Hornby has given us the first ready-to-run model of this appealing and useful…

01 February 2024

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VIDEO: New Kernow MRC GWR Railmotor on test!

Ahead of its full review in the Spring issue of BRM, out next month, here we put…

25 January 2024

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New Graham Farish 158: 5 reasons we like the new model

Graham Farish’s all-new Class 158 ‘Express Sprinter’ is not just a world away…

16 January 2024

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VIDEO: West Hill Wagon Work Class 37 diesel engine unboxing

In this latest festive unboxing video, Phil Parker opens a festive parcel…

19 December 2023

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The Hornby Big Four on test

Celebrating the four big train companies that survived after the decimation of…

14 December 2023

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VIDEO: Hornby 'Turbomotive' locomotives put to the test

This pair are an excellent addition to the RTR range of steam-outline…

15 November 2023

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EFE Rail Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0PT (N)

Designed and tooled for 2mm:1ft scale, this all-new model holds great promise…

29 September 2023

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Quickview: Hornby 9F

This all-new 2-10-0 locomotive has arrived for review. We've received a Tyne…

By Howard Smith | 29 September 2023

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Accurascale Class 37/6 (OO)

An all-new English Electric 'tractor' arrives for review from the manufacturer…

28 September 2023

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Quickview: Hornby Liverpool and Manchester Railway rolling stock (OO)

Ahead of the review for the December 2023 issue of BRM, Howard Smith provides a…

By Howard Smith | 20 September 2023

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Heljan Class 73 (O)

This all-new electro-diesel for 7mm:1ft scale is also the manufacturer's…

By Howard Smith | 18 September 2023

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Hornby Class 40 (OO)

A sample of one of two new models extracted from Hornby's tooling arrives. Three…

By Howard Smith | 18 September 2023

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Heljan Newton Chambers Car Transporters (OO)

Tooled for 4mm:1ft scale and tested by us, here's what we appreciate about this…

By Howard Smith | 12 September 2023

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Farish MXA 'Lobster' (N)

For the post-2016 era modeller, these new arrivals for infrastructure trains…

By Howard Smith | 12 September 2023

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