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Hornby ScotRail Mk2F BSO (2019 new tooling release)

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Hornby R4892 MK2f BSO ScotRail (New Tooling)

Hornby now being back under command of Simon Kholer, is working to turn the company around. One of the new models just released this past week is the all new BR designed MK2f coach. One which has been missing from Hornby’s range up until now. The MK2f is a brand new model which complements Hornby’s previous release of the MK2e coach & it’s earlier MK2d coaches. 

The new MK2f has been aimed as a higher spec budget model which retails at around £31.50 mark The forthcoming Bachmann MK2f model will be of a high spec at a much higher price, thus both ends of the market will be covered.

As per normal, the coach features Hornby’s excellent decorated finish with lots of fine printed details & livery application. Separate under chassis details have been nicely done & are of the quality that one expects of a model at this price mark. The model also features tinted flush glazing, full interior details with the seating & tables as well as the guards compartments. The hand rails on the ends are separate fitted wires whilst on the coach sides they appear to be raised moulded details.

The bogies feature painted springs & axlebox covers as well as NEM coupling boxes with removable small tension lock couplings. The buffers are non sprung & the end gangways feature the rubbing plate details. Also included in the box is a pair of non working buck eye couplings for the modeller to fit. The wheels are of the fine scale profile type & feature metal wheelsets.

The ScotRail MK2f’s are proving to be very popular & are ideal for running with Dapol’s ScotRail & DRS liveried class 68 diesel models.  


Key Features:

  • Detail chassis
  • Some detailed parts
  • Fine-scale wheels 
  • NEM small type tension lock couplings 
  • ScotRail Livery
  • Fine printed details
  • Era: Current decade onwards








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Summary Excellent high spec budget model with the ScotRail BSO selling out fast. Accurate rakes are possible thanks to Hornby producing different coach types.

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  1. scotsalex

    I’ve just taken delivery of my mk2f R4892, R4893 and R4893A in ScotRail livery today, and I must admit for the price they were I’m extremely satisfied with the quality, detail and finish of these models. like Iain says they fit perfectly with the Dapol 68’s which is the reason why I had pre-ordred them. I would give Hornby and these models 10/10

    • Iain

      For the price, I think Hornby is on for a winner. Will certainly look at getting more in the other liveries now.

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