News: 'O' gauge

'O' gauge latest news

JS Models launches laser-cut roof slates

JS Models has added a selection of laser-cut roofing slate strips to its growing range of 4mm and 7mm scale building kits and detailing accessories.

‘O’ gauge 24.5ton hopper re-run

Accurascale is planning a second production run of its ‘O’ gauge 24.5ton HOP 24/HUO hopper wagons.

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Heljan launches 2022 catalogue

FREE ACCESS TO HELJAN'S CATALOGUE FOR SUBSCRIBERS: Heljan has launched its new 2022 catalogue with four all-new models added to the range, tooling modifications and upgrades to others, plus reintroductions and new identities on existing ‘OO’ and 'O’ gauge products. Read our full report here.

Heljan Autumn Update

Heljan has confirmed that its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge BR Class 56 Co-Co diesel is amongst a selection of new models due to arrive with stockists late this year/early 2022.

Heljan reveals ‘O’ gauge CCT artwork

Heljan has revealed artwork for its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge BR Mk 1 Covered Carriage Trucks (CCTs).

Colour for air-piped brake vans

Dapol has received decorated samples of its next batch of ‘O’ gauge BR 20ton brake vans which are set to represent vehicles in later life.

'O' gauge TTAs next for Dapol

Dapol is producing a series of all-new ‘O’ gauge TTA tank wagons.

Britain’s Biggest Model Railway goes public

Britain’s Biggest Model Railway is making its first public appearance at a fortnight long exhibition in Wakefield this December. Open daily from 10am-4.30pm from December 4-19 it will be the first opportunity to see the huge 180ft long ‘O’ gauge layout away from its workshop.

'O' gauge 60 collection expands

Three additional locomotives have been added to the list of new Class 60s from Heljan for ‘O’ gauge with a pair of Gaugemaster Collection releases as well as an exclusive limited edition for Kernow Model Rail Centre.

Wickham Trolley EP for 'O' arrives

Ellis Clark Trains (ECT) has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) of its forthcoming 'O' gauge Wickham Trolley for evaluation.


Heljan has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) of its forthcoming newly-tooled 'O' gauge BR Class 73 Electro-Diesel (ED) for evaluation by the development team.

New batch of LMS '3F' 0-6-0Ts progress

Dapol has received decorated samples of its next batch of ‘O’ gauge LMS ‘Jinty’ 0-6-0Ts for assessment.

‘O’ gauge LSWR ‘B4' takes shape

Dapol has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge London and South Western Railway (LSWR) ‘B4’ 0-4-0T for evaluation.

Dapol HAAs go under cover

Dapol has updated its ‘O’ gauge BR HAA Merry-Go-Round (MGR) hopper tooling to enable canopy-fitted examples to be produced for the first time.

Faux teak finish for ‘O’ gauge Thompsons

Ellis Clark Trains (ECT) has revealed progress on its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge London North Eastern Railway (LNER) Thompson carriages in faux teak finish, with decorated samples arriving for evaluation..

Dapol BR 20ton brake van variety

Dapol is to produce a further batch of its popular ‘O’ gauge BR 20ton brake vans, including newly-tooled variants.

All-New K Type Pullmans for 'O' Gauge

Ellis Clark Trains (ECT) has unveiled plans to produce a set of all-steel K Type Pullmans as its next finescale ‘O’ gauge project.

Heljan reveals decorated Class 56s

Heljan has revealed factory decorated samples of its newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge Class 56 diesel.

Dapol shows first HEA samples

Dapol has received engineering samples of its eagerly awaited HEA and HBA hoppers for 'O' gauge. The wagons are currently being reviewed by the development team.

The Great Electric Train Show is going ahead!

It is a green light for the 2021 Great Electric Train Show which will be taking place on the weekend of October 2/3 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. Read the full story here and watch our preview trailer...

‘O’ gauge bracket signal EPs

Dapol has received the first working Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming servo-operated ‘O’ gauge bracket and junction signals for evaluation.

Heljan Class 47 for ‘O’ in production

Decorated samples of Heljan’s all-new ‘O’ gauge Brush Type 4 (Class 47) diesel have been received by the manufacturer, prior to production getting underway.

DRS receives ‘O’ gauge 37

Revolution Trains (RT) and Heljan have presented Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS)/Direct Rail Services (DRS) with display models of their ‘O’ gauge Class 37 37405 in DRS livery.

Heljan Summer 2021 update

Heljan has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge BR Mk 1 Covered Carriage Truck (CCT) for assessment by the development team. This and a host of other updates on current model projects have been shared by the company.

Dapol ‘O’ gauge 66 - First look

Dapol has received the first mouldings from the tooling of its all-new 7mm scale Class 66 Co-Co diesel for evaluation, ahead of a full Engineering Prototype (EP) sample later this summer.

Updated: Dapol 'O' gauge HBA/HEA hoppers

Dapol has added the 32.5ton HBA hopper to its ‘O’ gauge HEA wagon project plans, first announced back in 2014 and confirmed identities and liveries for the initial batch of releases. 

Heljan shows new Type 2 samples

Heljan has received updated engineering samples of its all-new ‘O’ gauge models of the BRCW Class 26 and Class 27 Bo-Bo diesels.Heralded as the first of a new generation of Heljan ‘O’ gauge models, they are set to have new features including ‘plug-and-play’ DCC capability and more.

Limited '60' gains colour

Gaugemaster has received a decorated sample of its recently-commissioned Heljan 'O' gauge BR Class 60, 60081 Isambard Kingdom Brunel in mock Great Western Railway (GWR) lined Brunswick green (Cat No. GM7240201).

VIDEO: Model railway news | May 23 2021

Join Richard Watson for the latest weekly news round up for KeyModelWorld and Hornby Magazine. In this video we cover the latest news stories for 'OO', 'N' and 'O' gauge as well as a reminder of our special Mk 1 celebratory features available online.

Mammoth 47 for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre's (KMRC) expanding range of limited editions is set to include 'O’ gauge for the first time later this year with the arrival of an exclusive model of Heljan's forthcoming all-new Class 47 diesel as D1670 Mammoth in two-tone green with small yellow warning panels.