Southern Model Reviews

Locomotives of Southern Railway Origin:

Hornby BR rebuilt Merchant Navy class (4 star)

Detailometer 4, Outlineometer 4.5, Finishometer 3.5, Motorometer 4.5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 4.5, Valueometer 4, Locoyardometer 4.3

Hornby ex-LSWR N15 class (5 star)

  

  Best Model Award (shared)

 Excellent Finish

 Excellent Performer

Detailometer 5, Outlineometer 5, Finishometer 5, Motorometer 5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 4.5, Valueometer 4.0, Locoyardometer 4.8

Hornby SR Unrebuilt West Country / Battle of Britain class (4 star)

 Excellent Finish

Detailometer 4.5, Outlineometer 5, Finishometer 5, Motorometer 5, Powerometer 3, Specometer 4.5, Valueometer 4, Locoyardometer 4.4

Hornby BR rebuilt West Country / Battle of Britain class (5 star)

 Excellent outline and details

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

Hornby Schools Class V (Super Detail) (5 star)

Fantastic detailing and outline

 Excellent Haulage Ability

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

Hornby ex-LSWR T9 class (4 star)

 Best Looking and Detail Award

 Excellent Finish

 Easy DCC Fitting

 Poor performance

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

Bachmann ex-SE&CR N class (4 star)

 Second-hand bargains can be found

 Tender derailing problem

 Few DCC ready examples have been produced

Detailometer 3.5, Outlineometer 4.5, Finishometer 3.5, Motorometer 3.5, Powerometer 5.0, Specometer 3.5, Valueometer 4.0, Locoyardometer 3.9

Hornby Bulleid Q1 class (5 star)

Excellent silent mechanism

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

Bachmann SE&CR C class (5 star)

Bachmann SECR C Class 592 (10) Bachmann SECR C Class 592 (cab detils) Bachmann SECR C Class 592 (cab)

Powerful silent motor

Very good value

Intricate SE&CR lined green looks fantastic

Motor is visible forward of firebox

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

Hornby ex-LSWR M7 class (4 star)

 Excellent Finish and looks

Detailometer 5, Outlineometer 5, Finishometer 5, Motorometer 4.5, Powerometer 2, Specometer 4, Valueometer 3.5, Locoyardometer 4.1

Dapol/Kernow ex-LSWR 0298 class Beattie Well Tank (4 star)

 Unusual non-mainstream prototype

Detailometer 4.5, Outlineometer 4.5, Finishometer 4.5, Motorometer 4.5, Powerometer 2.5, Specometer 4.0, Valueometer 4.0, Locoyardometer 4.1

Hornby (ex-Dapol) A1X terrier class (3 star)

Hornby BR SR Ex-LBSCR A1X Terrier - 32670 (bunker view)

 Second-hand bargains can be found

Limited specification -not DCC ready or fitted

Noisy, requires frequent servicing

Model is well overdue a complete re-tooling of mold and mechanism

Detailometer 3, Outlineometer 3, Finishometer 4, Motorometer 3, Powerometer 4, Specometer 2, Valueometer 3.5, Locoyardometer 3.2

Other Reviews of locomotive Models that were used or have been presented as used on the Southern rail network.

Hornby Railroad Class D 0-4-0 Side-Tank Locomotive (2 star)

The prototype was a class of 5 machines used in South Wales in the steel and iron industries.  This has not stopped Hornby producing it in Southern colours!

Detailometer 1, Outlineometer 1.5, Finishometer 4, Motorometer 2, Powerometer 2, Specometer 1.5, Valueometer 4.5, Locoyardometer 2.4

Hornby Railroad Generic 0-4-0 Side Tank Locomotive (2 star)

A generic/fictional 04-0T very loosely based on Thomas the Tank engine and therefore the LBSCR E2 (0-6-0) tank.  Models have been produced in LBSCR and BR colours.

Detailometer 1, Outlineometer 1, Finishometer 3.5, Motorometer 2, Powerometer 2, Specometer 1, Valueometer 4, Locoyardometer 2.1

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