News: 'O' gauge

'O' gauge latest news

Heljan's 'O' gauge 'Clayton' imminent

Heljan's newly-tooled 'O' gauge Class 17 'Claytons' are due with retailers shortly. Four versions of the distinctive centre cab Bo-Bo diesel are on their way modelling the locomotives through their short careers.

Decorated Darstaed Thompson EP breaks through

Ellis Clark Trains has received a factory-decorated Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of Darstaed's forthcoming finescale 'O' gauge Thompson carriages, for evaluation.

New warehouse and mail order operation for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has expanded its mail order operation with the introduction of a new warehouse.The new facility located in Camborne will handle the Cornwall based retailer's mail order business

Vintage 'O' gauge layout for sale

A new home is being sought for a vintage 4.2m x 3.4m 'O' gauge layout, built in 1946.

Heljan's new 'O' gauge Class 26 breaks cover

Heljan has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming 'O' gauge Class 26 Bo-Bo (HM162), which has also been hand-painted by Brian Daniels to provide a taste of what is to come.

Refurbished 'O' Class 31 samples

Heljan has received the first factory decorated samples of its forthcoming 'O' gauge refurbished Class 31/1 and 31/4 A1A-A1As.

Heljan 'O' Gauge Mk 2 samples surface

Heljan has taken delivery of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming 'O' gauge BR Mk 2/Mk 2a carriages for assessment.

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Heljan reveals 2021 catalogue

Heljan has revealed its new catalogue for 2021 including new products for 'OO' and 'O' gauge and new liveries for previous models. Highlights include an LMS inspection saloon for 'O' gauge plus details of the Class 02 shunter for 'OO'. Read the full story here.

Dapol adds 14ton Anchor Mounted Tanks for 'O'

Dapol has unveiled plans for all-new 'O' gauge 14ton anchor-mounted tank wagons. The central anchor-mounted design was developed in the mid-1940s and featured all-steel supporting saddles.

Heljan 'O' Class 60 rerun

Heljan has announced that a new batch of its 'O' gauge BR Class 60 Co-Co diesels have been approved for production in a selection of BR Sectorisation and privatised era freight colour schemes.

First sample of 'O' gauge Presflo arrives

Ellis Clark Trains has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming 'O' gauge Presflo wagon.

Dapol Class 122 samples for 'O'

Dapol has released images of its brand-new production Class 122 DMUs for 'O' gauge ahead of their expected release in the fourth quarter of this year. See the samples here and watch Dapol's introductory video.

Wickham Trolley in 'O' next for Ellis Clark Trains

Ellis Clark Trains has unveiled plans to produce the Wickham Type 27 Inspection trolley and trailer cars for its next ready-to-run 'O' gauge project.

Dapol reveals 'O' gauge streamlined railcar

Dapol has announced plans to produce the Great Western Railway (GWR) streamlined railcar for ‘O’ gauge.

Heljan GWR railcars are ready for production

The new ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge models of the GWR AEC railcars from Heljan have now been approved for production. On release they will be available in six liveries covering GWR chocolate and cream, BR carmine and cream and BR green.

Minerva announce GWR MINK vans for 'O'

Minerva Model Railways has announced plans to produce a series of GWR MINK wooden bodied goods vans for 'O' gauge with the first planned for release in Spring 2021.

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.

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.

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.