Product Reviews

Enjoy our in-depth reviews of great new model railroading products in a variety of popular scales, presented by the Model Railroad News staff. Please contact Editor Tony Cook to have your product considered for review.

Rapido Trains delivers all-new HO-scale SW1200

June 1, 2021

Rapido Trains delivers all-new HO-scale SW1200

The first group of HO-scale SW1200 diesel switcher models is now available from Rapido Trains

Atlas O delivers new run for Trainman 4750s

May 25, 2021

Atlas O delivers new run for Trainman 4750s

Atlas O delivers a new production of Pullman-Standard 4750 covered hopper models to its Trainman line.

Rocky Mountain Beer Run Lionel’s O-scale Coors Beer Car

May 21, 2021

Rocky Mountain Beer Run Lionel’s O-scale Coors Beer Car

Lionel’s recent O-scale Beer Car comes in several decorations, including Colorado’s famous Coors Beer.

Union Pacific Heritage Coil Cars: from The N Scale Enthusiast

May 14, 2021

Union Pacific Heritage Coil Cars: from The N Scale Enthusiast

June 2021’s Model Railroad News includes a look at a sought after collectible… The N Scale Enthusiast’s recent UP coil car set.

Modern Police Station from Walthers Cornerstone in HO scale

May 12, 2021

Modern Police Station from Walthers Cornerstone in HO scale

Walthers’ Cornerstone HO-scale Modern Police Station kit is a fun build and looks great.

CSX “Pride in Service” Special Liveries

May 7, 2021

CSX “Pride in Service” Special Liveries

June 2021’s Model Railroad News includes several CSX and its heritage roads models on display and reviewed.

A New “Horizon” in HO scale Rapido Trains’ Amtrak Horizon passenger cars

April 8, 2021

A New “Horizon” in HO scale Rapido Trains’ Amtrak Horizon passenger cars

Rapido Trains delivers its all-new Horizon passenger car models in HO scale.

The Pacific Northwest’s Own Charger: Bachmann’s HO-scale Amtrak Cascades SC-44

April 2, 2021

The Pacific Northwest’s Own Charger: Bachmann’s HO-scale Amtrak Cascades SC-44

Bachmann’s effort on this licensed Siemens reproduction of the company’s Charger SC-44 looks good, runs great, and features exciting lighting and audio features.

Athearn Roundhouse ACF CenterFlow

March 23, 2021

Athearn Roundhouse ACF CenterFlow

A recent run of 5250 CenterFlow hoppers from Athearn Roundhouse is available and more are coming.

Gondolas in N scale from Trainworx

March 21, 2021

Gondolas in N scale from Trainworx

The 52-foot, 6-inch gondola from Trainworx presents a well-detailed, fully assembled N-scale model in two body styles and several road names.