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.

Aurora Miniatures Opens Its Doors: Containers arrive as first North American release

December 8, 2021

Aurora Miniatures Opens Its Doors: Containers arrive as first North American release

Aurora Miniatures arrives with its first release aimed at the North American hobby market.

New Haven’s DEY-7 class SW1200

November 17, 2021

New Haven’s DEY-7 class SW1200

Chris Adams takes a look at Rapido Trains’ HO-scale New Haven SW1200 diesel switcher model.

Pittsburgh Rail History: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie in Allegheny County

September 12, 2021

Pittsburgh Rail History: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie in Allegheny County

Pittsburgh native Grier Kuehn takes a look at a new book about the P&LE and his hometown.

Early Amtrak Power

August 19, 2021

Early Amtrak Power

Walthers first FP7 release for its Proto line includes an early Amtrak prototype.

Now, That’s a Gondola! Arrowhead’s Amazing Railgon in HO

July 7, 2021

Now, That’s a Gondola! Arrowhead’s Amazing Railgon in HO

Lombard Hobbies has an exclusive D&RGW-patched Railgon release in HO scale from Arrowhead Models.

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.