BR Model Reviews

Locomotives of British Railways origin:

Hornby BR Standard 8P class (4star)

Locoyard Review - Hornby BR Standard 8P class - 71000 Duke of Gloucester (smokebox & BR1E tender) Locoyard Review - Hornby BR Standard 8P class - 71000 Duke of Gloucester (profile & Caprotti valve gear) Locoyard Review - Hornby BR Standard 8P class - 71000 Duke of Gloucester (BR1E Tender)

 Excellent Value

Good Performance

Detailometer 3.5, Outlineometer 4.5, Finishometer 5, Motorometer 5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 3.5, Valueometer 5, Locoyardometer 4.4

Hornby BR Standard 7MT Britannia class (5 star)

 

  Best Model Award (shared)

 Excellent Finish

 Easy DCC Fitting

Detailometer 5, Outlineometer 5, Finishometer 5, Motorometer 5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 5, Valueometer 3.5, Locoyardometer 4.8

Bachmann BR Standard 5MT class – 4 star

Fantastic shape and great finish

Poor haulage abilities

Difficult to separate chassis from body

Pricey

Detailometer 4, Outlineometer 5, Finishometer 4.5, Motorometer 3.5, Powerometer 1, Specometer 4, Valueometer 3, Locoyardometer 3.6

Hornby Railroad BR Standard 9F class (4 star)

  Best Value Model Award

 Excellent Performance

Basic detail and only double-chimney and BR1G tender versions

Detailometer 3, Outlineometer 4, Finishometer 3, Motorometer 5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 3, Valueometer 5, Locoyardometer 4.0

Bachmann BR Standard 9F class (4 star)

 Excellent Performance

Seriously expensive compared to Hornby’s Railroad model (see above)

Detailometer 4, Outlineometer 4.5, Finishometer 4, Motorometer 5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 4, Valueometer 3, Locoyardometer 4.2

Hornby BR 4MT 4-6-0 class (5 star)

Locoyard Review - Hornby BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 class - 75070 R2716X Locoyard Review - Hornby BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 class - 75070 R2716X (cab & BR1B tender) Locoyard Review - Hornby BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 class - 75070 R2716X (profile)

Look’s fantastic

Excellent performance

Fragile and expensive

Detailometer 5, Outlineometer 5, Finishometer 4, Motorometer 5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 4.5, Valueometer 3.55, Locoyardometer 4.6

Bachmann BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 class (4 star)

Bachmann - BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 class - 75069 Locoyard Review (opening smokebox door) Bachmann - BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 class - 75069 Locoyard Review (profile) Bachmann - BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 class - 75069 Locoyard Review (BR1b tender)

Very good finish

Not as powerful as it should be

Detailometer 4, Outlineometer 4, Finishometer 4.5, Motorometer 4.5, Powerometer 2, Specometer 4, Valueometer 4.5, Locoyardometer 3.9

Bachmann BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0 class (4 star)

Locoyard Model Reveiw - Bachmann BR Standard 4MT class - 76079 Locoyard Model Reveiw - Bachmann BR Standard 4MT class - 76079 (cab) Locoyard Model Reveiw - Bachmann BR Standard 4MT class - 76079 (cab detail)

 Excellent outline of complex prototype

 Not as powerful as it should be

Detailometer 4, Outlineometer 5, Finishometer 4.5, Motorometer 4.5, Powerometer 2.5, Specometer 4, Valueometer 4.5, Locoyardometer 4.1

Bachmann BR Standard 4MT tank class (5 star)

 Excellent all-rounder!

Detailometer 4, Outlineometer 5, Finishometer 4.5, Motorometer 4.5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 4, Valueometer 4, Locoyardometer 4.5

Bachmann BR Standard 3MT tank class (5 star)

  

Detailometer 4.5, Outlineometer 4.5, Finishometer 4.5, Motorometer 4.5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 4.5, Valueometer 5, Locoyardometer 4.6

Bachmann ex-WD 8F Austerity 2-8-0 class (4 star)

 Powerful low-geared Motor

 Many versions have been produced in different liveries

 Few DCC ready examples have been produced (Click here for DCC fitting guide)

Detailometer 4, Outlineometer 4.5, Finishometer 4, Motorometer 3.5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 3 (non DCC Ready)/4, Valueometer 3.5,Locoyardometer 3.9 (non-DCC Ready)/4.1 (DCC Ready)

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