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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Heljan Class 03

Howard Smith believes Heljan's smallest O gauge locomotive is ideal for your…

By Howard Smith | 11 March 2020

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Bachmann Class 158

Andy York praises Bachmann's new multiple-unit for its innovative chassis,…

11 March 2020

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A Beginners Guide to RMweb

Our forum, RMweb, is a terrific resource for all railway modellers. With so much…

09 March 2020

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5 great photos from RMweb

One of the most popular threads on RMweb is "How realistic are your models?…

09 March 2020

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FIRST LOOK: Bachmann Class 121

Bachmann’s Class 121 is examined by Andy York, ahead of the full review in the…

06 March 2020

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VIDEO: Unboxing Heljan's Class 03

Howard Smith casts an eye over the latest RTR locomotive to come from the Danish…

By Howard Smith | 19 February 2020

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VIDEO: Unboxing Hornby's W4 'Peckett' Port of London Authority No. 74

Hornby's industrial 0-4-0ST arrives in a new livery depicting Port of London…

By Howard Smith | 19 February 2020

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5 favourite locomotives...

We asked five layout owners at The Festival of British Railway Modelling, which…

08 February 2020

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Dapol LNER Y1 'Sentinel'

One of the smallest RTR locomotives we’ve seen in the scale for a while, Dapol's…

By Howard Smith | 24 January 2020

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Hornby LMS 20T brake vans

A common sight from the 1930s to the late-1980s on Britain's railways , the…

By Howard Smith | 24 January 2020

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10 train shaped things from the London Toy Fair

We've been reporting on the serious models from London, but what about the…

22 January 2020

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Hattons Class 66

Hattons Model Railways highly-anticipated Class 66 models are en route to…

By Howard Smith | 15 January 2020

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VIDEO: Unboxing the Bachmann 009 Baldwin with DCC Sound

Bachmann's 009 Baldwin is already a well-regarded locomotive in standard form.…

07 January 2020

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The curators pick - 5 of the best at the NRM

We asked the Senior Curator of Rail Vehicle Collections at the National Railway…

27 December 2019

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Is your Hornby R8250 train set controller broken? Probably not...

When we found two train set controllers with apparently seized direction…

23 December 2019

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