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'OO' gauge latest news

New Diesel Brake Tenders launch!


A new batch of three different ‘OO’ gauge Diesel Brake Tender models are now available from Key Publishing. Mike Wild introduces these new releases.


Accurascale Class 89 EP surfaces


Accurascale has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its new ’OO’ gauge Class 89 Co-Co electric for assessment.


KR Models reveals the Class 40 is next!


KR Models revealed at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition that it has selected the ever-popular English Electric Class 40 1Co-Co1 diesel-electric as its next ready-to-run project. We bring you the full story.


Dapol adds ‘OO’ ARC JHAs


Dapol is developing all-new ‘OO’ gauge models of the Powell and Duffryn designed JHA bogie hopper wagons, originally built for ARC aggregates use.


Hornby Collectors Club Coronation exclusive

Hornby will produce a commemorative ‘OO’ gauge edition of Stanier ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2 46220 Coronation ahead of the coronation of King Charles III next May.

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.

‘Small Prairie’ and B-Set coaches in ‘OO’

A new range of Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Small Prairie’ 2-6-2Ts is to be produced by Rapido Trains to compliment its newly announced ‘B-Set’ coaches for ‘OO’ gauge.

Rapido and TRS go full steam ahead!


Rapido Trains UK has revealed that it has teamed up with TRS Trains to offer ready-to-run smoke-fitted models for its UK and North American markets.

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Rapido UK announces all-new LMS open wagon for 'OO'

Rapido Trains UK are adding the LMS Diagram 1666 open wagon to its growing range of ‘OO’ gauge steam era wagons.

Rapido Mk 1 Leyland Nationals revealed


Rapido Trains UK has revealed details of the first batch of its eagerly-awaited 1:76 scale Leyland National single decker bus, with a wide selection of liveries planned.


NER Y7 in ‘OO’ Gauge from Rapido Trains UK

Rapido Trains UK has added the diminutive North Eastern Railway (NER) Wordsell ‘Y7’ 0-4-0T to its release schedule.

Heljan confirms ‘OO’ Class 86/2 plans

Heljan has confirmed that it is adding ‘OO’ gauge Class 86/2 Bo-Bo electrics to its roster in 2023, to join the recent AL6 and Class 86/4 versions of its new tooling for the AC electrics.

Newton Chambers Car Transporter in ‘OO’ gauge from Heljan

Heljan’s range of ‘OO’ gauge rolling stock is set to expand in 2023 with the release of six coach packs featuring the stylish double-deck car transporters built by Newton Chambers for the Eastern Region of BR in 1960/1961.

Accurascale ‘Manors’ enter production


Accurascale’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge GWR ‘Manor’ 4-6-0s are in production including Key Publishing’s exclusive limited edition of 7802 Bradley Manor. See the latest images here.


Coronation Coach CAD revealed

Development of Hornby’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) ‘Coronation’ coaches has progressed to the CAD stage of the process, with the company sharing rendered images of the new models.

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.

SWR Class 159 for Kernow

A Class 159 DMU in South Western Railway (SWR) colours is Kernow Model Rail Centre’s latest commission.

GWR Steam Railmotor progresses

Kernow Model Rail Centre’s eagerly awaited ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) steam railmotor is about to enter production, following amendments to decorated samples received for evaluation in September.

KMRC adds Royal Scotsman 37 to Scottish roster

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has added another exclusive Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge Class 37/4 diesel to its range, finished as 37401 in Royal Scotsman livery.

Nuclear Vision

Revolution Trains has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ FNA-D nuclear flask wagons.

New 'OO' Class 57s from Heljan

Heljan has announced a new batch of Class 57 diesels for ‘OO’ gauge, due for release in 2023.

Dynamometer Recall

Rapido Trains UK is conducting a precautionary product recall of its ‘OO’ Gauge LNER dynamometer cars.

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UPDATED: Bachmann reveals Winter 2022 British Railway Announcements


Bachmann has unveiled its Winter 2022 British Railway Announcements with three newly tooled models and a raft of new identities and liveries on existing models set to appear in the coming months. Read our full report and watch the video here.


Dapol ‘OO’ Hawthorn Leslie EPs

Dapol has received Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its newly tooled ‘OO’ Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST.

Irish Rail 22000 Railcars next for IRM

Irish Railway Models (IRM) has revealed the Irish Rail 22000 Class Intercity Railcars in 4mm scale as their next powered model. 

VIDEO: Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan product launch

Locomotion Models, Rails of Sheffield and Heljan have joined forces to launch a brand-new never seen before ready-to-run 'OO' gauge locomotive. Watch the official launch video by Hornby Magazine here for North Eastern Railway electric ES1 here...

Model meets Prototype at North Norfolk Railway

Bachmann Europe visited the North Norfolk Railway in mid-October to present the owners of resident BR Standard ‘4MT’ 2-6-0 76084 with a ‘OO’ gauge model of the prototype.

More KR Consett hoppers

KR Models has confirmed a second run of its recent ‘OO’ gauge Consett Iron Ore hoppers (HM180) with new running numbers.

Realtrack Models shows Class 142 sample


The first engineering samples of the all-new ‘OO’ gauge model of the Class 142 ‘Pacer’ DMU have been revealed by Realtrack Models. See them here.


Deco artwork for Rails of Sheffield 'OO' 18100


Rails of Sheffield has received new artwork for its forthcoming exclusive 'OO' gauge BR prototype 18100 gas turbine locomotive.