News: 'OO' gauge

'OO' gauge latest news

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.

Rapido Trains UK develops all-new OAA for 'OO'

Rapido Trains UK is producing an all-new model of the BR air-braked OAA open wagons for 'OO' gauge with delivery expected in early 2023.

FIRST LOOK: Rapido's Lion engineering sample

FIRST LOOK: Rapido Trains UK has revealed the first engineering sample of its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway built 0-4-2 Lion. Check out the first images here.

Dapol reveals Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST for 'OO'

Dapol has revealed that it is working on its first 'OO' gauge industrial locomotive with a model of the Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST. The new project was revealed at the 2022 London Festival of Railway Modelling - read the full story here.

Trip cock Class 31s join Accurascale pool

Accurascale is expanding its recently announced all-new 'OO' gauge Class 31 collection with the addition of the trip-cock fitted locomotives which operated over London Underground routes on suburban services.

WIN! A five-car Hornby APT set for ‘OO’ gauge!

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win a five-car APT set modelling 370003 and 370004 in their original livery with full yellow ends and white cantrail lining for ‘OO’ gauge. Closing date for entries is April 25 2022 at 5pm GMT.

Highland Railway 'Jones Goods' 4-6-0 next for Rapido

Rapido Trains UK has revealed that its next ready-to-run steam locomotive will be the Highland Railway 'Big Goods' - or 'Jones Goods' - 4-6-0 for 'OO' gauge. Discover the full story here.

Rapido UK selects VIX ferry van for 'OO'

Rapido Trains UK has selected the VIX ferry vans as its first modern era wagon for 'OO' gauge with release expected in winter 2022/2023.

Rapido 'Toad' ready to order

Rapido Trains UK has opened the order book for its new 'OO' gauge model of the Great Western railway diagram AA20 'Toad' brake van.

Bachmann and Locomotion Models reveal limited edition Class 90

The Bachmann Collectors Club and Locomotion Models have revealed a new limited edition Bachmann Class 90 modelling 90028 Sir William McAlpine in DB Cargo livery at Model Rail Scotland. Read the full news story here and watch the Bachmann launch video.

Heljan reveals all-new 'OO' Class 26

Heljan is launching a brand-new 'OO' gauge model of the BRCW Class 26 Bo-Bo diesels spearheaded by the introduction of a Class 26/1 with twin car-style headlights for working the Far North Lines in Scotland. Read the full story here.

Dapol unveils GWR Toplight Main Line and City coaches

Dapol has unveiled plans for a set of Great Western Railway (GWR) Toplight Main Line and City non-corridor carriages for ‘OO’.

Legacy Track Plans

Legacy Models has expanded its range of 'OO' gauge track with a selection of all-new flat-bottom rail flexible track and fishplates.

'OO' Magnesite hoppers next for Irish Railway Models

Irish Railway Models (IRM) has selected the CIE Magnesite hopper wagon as its next ‘OO’ gauge project.

Rapido Trains adds more ‘OO’ SECR wagons

Rapido Trains UK has unveiled plans for two further all-new ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern & Chatham Railway (SECR) wagon projects.

Class 91 enhancements

Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 91 Bo-Bo electric locomotive is set to benefit from a series of additional enhancements to the original specification, prior to its release this year.

Exclusive ‘90s Class 90 for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has commissioned an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 90 Bo-Bo electric from Bachmann, finished as 90129 Frachtverbindungen in Deutsche Bahn (DB) red (Cat No. 32-612Z/ZSF).

4-VEP multiple makeover

Revised Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge Class 423 4-VEP Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) have been received by the company’s development team for assessment.

FIRST LOOK: Bradley Manor limited edition in colour

The first fully decorated sample for Key Publishing’s limited edition model of preserved Great Western Railway ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 7802 Bradley Manor arrived for inspection in late January offering the first impression of the finished product.

‘OO’ LBSCR ‘E1’ for Rapido Trains

Rapido Trains UK has announced plans to produce a newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LBSCR) ‘E1’ 0-6-0T.

Accurascale adds exclusive ‘OO’ HUO

Accurascale has added a sole bauxite liveried 24.5ton HUO wagon to its next batch of the popular ‘OO’ gauge hopper wagons.

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.

Cavalex confirms ‘Grid’ price

Development work on Cavalex Models’ all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 56 Co-Co diesel is reported to be progressing well, with first shots from the moulds expected for assessment shortly.

ZIMO sound for Dapol ‘Manor’

Dapol has secured an agreement with ZIMO to offer its forthcoming newly-tooled Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Manor’ 4-6-0s with factory-fitted sound as general release items.

Dapol plans new batch of 'OO' Class 21/29s

Dapol has confirmed plans for a new production run of its ‘OO’ gauge Class 21 and 29 Bo-Bo diesels

First Look: Hornby's all-new '9F'

Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Standard ‘9F’ 2-10-0 is progressing with Engineering Prototype (EP) samples arriving with the manufacturer in late 2021 for inspection.

WIN! A Hornby ‘Hush-Hush’ worth £220

Hornby Magazine is offering a chance to win one of Hornby’s brand-new Gresley ‘W1’ 4-6-4 locomotives worth £220. The closing date for entries is February 25 2022 at 5pm GMT.

Hornby 2022 - Ten Things You Need To Know

Hornby has revealed its exciting 2022 release plans, with a raft of newly tooled items added to its ‘OO’ gauge locomotive, carriage and wagon collections. Check out the headlines here and read full reports on all the range here at KeyModelWorld.

LMS Turbomotive from Hornby News Premium

Ultimate ‘Black Five’ and all-new Turbomotive spearhead Hornby 2022

All-new Stanier 'Black Five' 4-6-0 and unique LMS Turbomotive lead Hornby's steam announcements for 2022 alongside expansion of the Hornby Dublo collection, Liverpool and Manchester Railway 0-4-2 Lion and more. Read our full report here.

News Premium

Hornby introduces steam generators

Hornby has developed an all-new generator for use within its ‘OO’ gauge steam locomotives, as part of a new Realism of Steam range. Discover what is in store with this brand-new development from Hornby.