News: 'O' gauge

'O' gauge latest news

Ellis Clark unveils new ‘Black Five’ drawings

Brand new CAD drawings have been revealed for Ellis Clark Trains new ‘O’ gauge model of the Stanier ‘Black Five’ 4-6-0 which have been generated fresh from the ground up by the company’s new in-house CAD designer.

Heljan reveals three new ‘O’ gauge projects

A brace of Scottish Region Type 2s and the Southern Region Class 73 have been revealed as Heljan’s new ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge locomotive projects for release across 2021 and 2022.

Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition Latest News

The Great Electric Train Show Virtual Exhibition goes live at 8pm tomorrow - Friday October 9 - for a week long online event. Find out more about the event and what to expect here and check back regularly over the weekend for new videos, features and more.

Hatton's launch precision baseboard range

Hatton's has revealed a new range of Precision Baseboards offering a modular system for assembly of model railway layouts using a new flat-pack system. The boards will be available with MDF and plywood tops and they are available to pre-order now for despatch from October 26 2020.

Heljan announce Class 02 for 'O' and 'OO'!

The Yorkshire Engine Co Class 02 0-4-0 diesel shunter has been announced as Heljan's next ready-to-run locomotive for 'O' gauge - and it will be produced in 'OO' gauge as well. Release is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021 with prices for DCC ready versions planned at £339.00.

Revolution shows Ecofrets

Revolution Trains has released images of decorated Ecofret container wagons for 'OO' and 'N' gauge. The order booked for these all-new wagons is due to close within the next few weeks allowing the models to move towards production.

VIDEO: Dapol 'O' gauge Stroudley coaches in detail

Dapol's latest video goes into detail showcasing its first engineering samples of the Stroudley 'O' gauge carriages. Join Neil from Dapol here to find out more.

Thank you NHS CLASS 800!

Hornby’s special limited edition of just two models arrived in August. Hornby Magazine takes an exclusive look at the NHS Class 800 power car in its unique colour scheme.

Railmen of Kent join the Great Electric Train Show

Hornby Magazine’s Great Electric Train Show in Manchester is shaping up with the latest additions to the layout line up including Great Model Railway Challenge 2019 winners the Railmen of Kent.

Railway Laser Lines range expands

Railway Laser Lines has recently added two new kits and three packs of safety fencing to its laser-cut range of railway buildings and accessories.

Heljan shows latest Class 37/4s for 'O'

Heljan has released images of its latest batch of Class 37/4 decorated samples for 'O' gauge while Revolution Trains has also shown the livery sample for its DRS limited edition produced by the Danish manufacturer.

Heljan Class 17 revealed for 'O'

Heljan has revealed the first factory decorated sample of its new 'O' gauge Class 17 Bo-Bo Type 1 diesel. Production versions are expected to arrive in the shops before the end of 2020.

Dapol reveals Stroudley carriage samples

A new collection of ‘O’ gauge four-wheel Stroudley carriages are set to be released in the fourth quarter of 2020 by Dapol. The new line up will be manufacturered in the UK at Dapol’s factory in Chirk and were originally announced at the Dapol Collectors Club open day in 2018.

ModelU adds crew packs and buildings details

3D printing specialist ModelU 3D has introduced a new range of steam locomotive crew packs as well as a series of building details to expand its range.

Ellis Clark shares Presflo livery renders

Ellis Clark Trains has revealed livery renders for its new range of 'O' gauge Presflo cement wagons which are due for release in the first quarter of 2021.

FIRST LOOK: Heljan Class 56 for 'O'

FIRST LOOK: Heljan has released the first images of its hand-painted engineering sample of the highly anticipated 'O' gauge Class 56 Type 5 heavy freight diesel-electric.

Dapol shows 'O' gauge Conflats in colour

Dapol has revealed decorated samples of its new 'O' gauge ready-to-run Conflat wagons and BD containers showcasing the products in pre and post-nationalisation period colour schemes.

Heljan shows 'O' gauge Class 47 artwork

Heljan has shown the livery artwork for its all-new 'O' gauge Class 47 which will cover colour schemes from introduction to the late 1990s.

Flangeway commissions 'O' gauge snowplough

Flangway Models has commissioned Dapol to produce a ready-to-run 'O' gauge model of the BR ZZA independent snowplough for release in 2021.

Heljan shows factory decorated 'O' gauge railcars

Heljan has revealed factory decorated samples of its new 'O' gauge ready-to-run model of the GWR railcars ahead of their expected release in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Heljan re-runs 'O' gauge Class 50

Heljan has announced a new batch of its highly popular 'O' gauge Class 50s including three new choices on the most sought-after 'large logo' blue scheme.

Darstaed Thompson Coach Update

Development work continues on Darstaed/Ellis Clark Trains’ Thompson main line carriages for ‘O’ gauge.

Lionheart shows latest Mk 1 samples for 'O'

Lionheart Trains has received a new batch of decorated samples for its in-development range of 'O' gauge BR Mk 1 carriages.

KMS Railtec plans ‘O’ gauge 47/7

KMS Railtec has unveiled plans to develop an ‘O’ gauge Class 47/7 diesel locomotive, alongside Heljan’s standard model which is due later this year.

Heljan revises ‘O’ gauge split-headcode Class 37/0

A new selection of Heljan’s popular ‘O’ gauge split-headcode Class 37/0s are on the way, with five new liveries set to be released, two of which have not been offered previously.

NHS livery competition winner

Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild choose the winner of the recent Hornby Hitachi IEP Class 800 NHS livery competition which raised over £3,000 for charity. 

Minerva receives 'O' gauge Class 14 sample

Minerva Model Railways has received the first engineering samples of its 'O' gauge Class 14 diesel hydraulic.

Scalescenes adds new boxfile micro layout

Scalescenes has announced a new Canal Wharf Boxfile Layout as part of its series of 'flat-pack' layouts in both 'OO' and 'N' gauge. Available now, prices have been set at £9.99.

Heljan adds 'O' gauge Mk 2 FK

Heljan is expanding its range of new 'O' gauge MK 2 carriages with the First Corridor variant as well as introducing new liveries and confirming prices for the new coach collection.

FIRST LOOK: Hornby Mk 1 Restaurant Buffet

The expansion of Hornby’s BR Mk 1 carriage portfolio is on course with the arrival of the first engineering samples of the Restaurant Buffet car (RB) which was later coded RB(R) – Restaurant Buffet Refurbished.