'O' gauge latest news
7mm Scale Society exclusive
The 7mm Scale Society has commissioned an exclusive ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run model of Minerva Model Railways’ forthcoming N32 ‘Felix Pole’ coal wagon.MARK CHIVERS
Dapol reveals ‘O’ gauge 14ton slope-sided steel minerals
Dapol has revealed that it is developing a newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge 14ton slope sided mineral wagon.MARK CHIVERS
‘O’ gauge 24ton hopper for Dapol
Dapol is to produce a newly-tooled 24ton iron ore hopper wagon for ‘O’ gauge, with the project already at an advanced state.MARK CHIVERS
KMRC Dorking exclusive seven-plank open in 'O'
Kernow Model Rail Centre has added a new exclusive 1902 RCH seven-plank open wagon to its range of ‘O’ gauge wagons.MARK CHIVERS
Ellis Clark Trains shows running 'Black Five' sample
Ellis Clark Trains has received new decorated and running samples of its LMS 'Black Five' 4-6-0 for 'O' gauge. Jonathan Newton joined Ellis Clark to find out more and capture the sample in action.JONATHAN NEWTON
Minerva plans GWR ‘56XX’ 0-6-2T next for ‘O’
Minerva Model Railways has revealed that it is developing a ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge model of the GWR ‘56XX’ 0-6-2T.MIKE WILD
Celebratory Coronation Headboards
Sankey Scenics has released a selection of 'OO' and 'O' gauge celebratory headboards to mark the Coronation of King Charles III.MARK CHIVERS
Heljan has received decorated samples of its forthcoming reworked ‘O’ gauge Class 55 Co-Co diesels for assessment.MARK CHIVERS
Dapol ‘O’ gauge GWR ‘Toad’ brake van EPs arrive
Dapol has received Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of the new ‘O’ gauge GWR 20ton ‘Toad’ brake van for evaluation by the company’s development team.JONATHAN NEWTON
‘O’ gauge GWR ‘4575’ 2-6-2T next for Lionheart
Lionheart Trains is planning an all-new ‘O’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘4575’ 2-6-2T as its next locomotive project.JONATHAN NEWTON
Dapol reveals 'O' gauge ground signals
Dapol is expanding its range of ‘O’ gauge signals with the introduction of BR and GWR ground signals.JONATHAN NEWTON
7mm Wickham shed kit
Ellis Clark Trains (ECT) has launched its first laser-cut kit in the form of a 7mm scale Wickham Trolley shed, to coincide with the arrival of the company’s all-new ‘O' gauge ready-to-run Wickham Trolley.MARK CHIVERS
ECT ‘Black Five’ decorated samples surface
Development of Ellis Clark Trains’ ‘O’ gauge Stanier ‘Black Five’ has taken a leap forward, with decorated samples arriving in the UK for examination and final revisions before production commences.JONATHAN NEWTON
Ticket sales open for the Great Electric Train Show 2023
Discounted advance tickets for the 2023 Great Electric Train Show are on sale now and the first layouts for this year’s line-up have been revealed.MIKE WILD
Kernow commissions ‘O’ gauge china clay CDAs
Kernow Model Rail Centre has commissioned a brand new and exclusive range of CDA china clay hoppers in ‘O’ gauge from Dapol.JONATHAN NEWTON
Model Rail Scotland 2023 exhibition preview
Scotland’s premier model railway exhibition returns to the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow on February 24 to 26. MARK CHIVERS previews this annual three-day exhibition.MARK CHIVERS
Dapol super-sizes HIAs for ‘O’ gauge
Dapol has revealed it is to bolster its ‘O’ gauge range with a newly-tooled HIA limestone hopper wagon.MARK CHIVERS
Heljan adds ‘O’ gauge Class 58
Visitors to Warley were the first to see a surprise addition to Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge range of British outline diesel locomotives; the Class 58. This all-new model has been produced in response to strong demand from ‘O’ gauge modellers.
Heljan launches 2023 catalogue
Visitors to the Warley National Model Railway exhibition were the first to see Heljan’s 2023 catalogue featuring new locomotives and rolling stock for ‘OO’, 'OO9' and ‘O’ gauges, as well as the return of many existing models.
Heljan unveils ‘O’ gauge PCAs
Heljan and Realism Redefined – the retail arm of Britain’s Biggest Model Railway – have joined forces to create a ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge model of the PCA depressed centre bulk powder four-wheel tanker.
PREVIEW: Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2022
Get set for the return of the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition this weekend and join us for our preview of the biggest model railway show in the country.
Spalding Model Railway Exhibition Preview
Final preparations are under way for the return of Spalding Model Railway Exhibition, sponsored by Hornby Magazine, on the weekend of November 5 and 6. Find out more here.MARK CHIVERS
LNER launches family-friendly lounge
East Coast Main Line train operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has opened its first family-friendly lounge at London King's Cross station.
Dapol unveils 'O' gauge van trio
Dapol has revealed plans for three new additions to its rapidly expanding ‘O’ gauge wagon range with a GWR ‘Mogo’ van, SR 12ton vent van and GWR ‘Toad’ brake van.
LSWR Dia. 1410 Vans in ‘O’ for KMRC
Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has revealed details of its next exclusive ‘O’ gauge wagon, with the announcement of an all-new London & South Western Railway (LSWR) Diagram 1410 covered van.MARK CHIVERS
Dapol ‘O’ ‘J94’ 0-6-0ST sample surfaces
Dapol’s newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge LNER ‘J94’ 0-6-0ST is progressing well with the latest engineering prototype currently being assessed by the company’s development team.
Lionheart Trains show BR '3MT' sample
Lionheart Trains has received new engineering samples for its ‘O’ gauge model of the BR Standard ‘3MT’ 2-6-2T which is now expected to be released in the second quarter of 2023.
Heljan reveals revised 7mm 'Peak' and all-new SR CCT/PMV
Heljan has revealed a series of new ‘O’ gauge models ahead of this weekend’s Guildex 2022 ‘O’ gauge model railway exhibition in Stafford.MARK CHIVERS
Wisbech ‘J70’ for ‘O’ gauge!
Rapido Trains is planning its first ‘O’ gauge 7mm scale ready-to-run model of the LNER ‘J70’ 0-6-0 tram engine, but only if there is enough support.MIKE WILD
Ellis Clark makes Pullman progress
Ellis Clark Trains has updated progress on its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge all-steel K-Type Pullman cars, issuing a series of colourised CAD drawings to highlight the level of detail planned.