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'O' gauge latest news

Guildford exclusive for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has revealed its latest exclusive ‘O’ gauge wagon commission from Dapol, a 1902 RCH seven-plank open wagon finished in Thomas Mitchell and Sons of Guildford livery (Cat No. K7072).

Colour for 'O' gauge Wickhams

Ellis Clark Trains (ECT) has received decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge Wickham trolleys and trailers.

Retail plans for Britain’s Biggest Model Railway

Simon George, owner of Britain’s Biggest Model Railway (BBMR) – the sensational 200ft x 50ft Heaton Lodge Junction ‘O’ gauge exhibition layout – has confirmed that the organisation is to become a specialist Heljan retailer, offering a bespoke finishing service for customers.

New batch of 'O' gauge Class 08s

Dapol is to produce a new batch of its popular 'O' gauge Class 08 diesel shunters.

Get set for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show

The 2022 Great Electric Train Show is going ahead on the weekend of October 8/9 2022 with a stella cast of inspirational model railways, trade stands, demonstrations and more.

Stamford Model Railway Exhibition

Following an act of vandalism and cancellation due to the pandemic, Market Deeping Model Railway Club’s Stamford Model Railway Exhibition returns for the first time in three years. HORNBY MAGAZINE previews the show’s resumption.


A brand new two-day model railway exhibition sponsored by Hornby Magazine takes place at the Statfold Narrow Gauge Museum in Staffordshire this April. MARK CHIVERS previews this all-new model railway event.

Dapol unveils ‘J94’ for ‘O’

Dapol has announced plans to produce a newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge Hunslet ‘Austerity’ (LNER ‘J94’) 0-6-0ST.

Dapol adds new ‘O’ gauge box van trio

Dapol has added three all-new 12ton box vans to its ‘O’ gauge portfolio, with first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples currently being evaluated by the company’s development team.

UPDATED: Ellis Clark ‘Black Five’ in ‘O’

Ellis Clark Trains has recieved the first Engineering Prototype (EP) of its forthcoming newly tooled ‘O’ gauge LMS Stanier Black Five 4-6-0 for evaluation.

Routemex 7mm concrete platform edging

Routemex has introduced a small selection of 7mm scale Southern Railway concrete platform edging to its range of detailing accessories.

Model Rail Scotland 2022 event preview

Scotland’s premier model railway exhibition returns to the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow on February 25 to 27. Hornby Magazine previews this highlight in the model railway calendar.

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.

Great Electric Train Show 2021 open now!

The 2021 Great Electric Train Show is on now at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes opening on Saturday October 2-Sunday October 3. Tickets are available to purchase on the day priced at £15 for adults and £9 for children.

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.