News: 'OO' gauge

'OO' gauge latest news

‘OO’ Gunpowder Vans in production

Production of Rapido Trains’ all-new ‘OO’ gauge Gunpowder Vans (GPVs) is under way.

‘OO’ Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST surfaces

Rapido Trains UK’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST is edging closer with a hand-decorated sample appearing in early December.

Revolution Trains picks Clayton Class 18 for 'OO'

Revolution Trains has revealed that its new 'OO' gauge ready-to-run locomotive will be the brand new Clayton Equipment built CBD90 Class 18 battery hybrid shunting locomotive. Release is expected in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Exclusive Hunslet for Hardy’s Hobbies

Hardy’s Hobbies has commissioned an exclusive model of Rapido Trains UK’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST, as Works No.1982 Ring Haw (Cat No. RT-HH01) in Nassington lined green.

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.

Accurascale adds WCR Mk 2s

Two West Coast Railways maroon Mk 2bs are being added to Accurascale’s roster of the BR-built coaches.

Accurascale shows Railfreight Class 92s

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its Railfreight two-tone grey liveried Class 92 dual-voltage electrics for ‘OO’ gauge. Production of the model has begun with delivery expected in the third quarter of 2022.

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‘OO9’ Double Fairlie heads Bachmann Winter plans

A collection of newly-tooled ‘OO9’ Ffestiniog Railway Double Fairlie narrow gauge locomotives head Bachmann’s latest quarterly release schedule for this winter alongside new releases in 'OO' and 'N' gauges and more.

Bachmann Winter announcements 2021

Bachmann is announcing new products in its Winter announcements 2021 video, watch the video premiere here.

Maunsell decorated samples arrive

Hornby has received the first decorated sample of its newly tooled Maunsell Dining Saloons for assessment.

Hornby’s latest Mk4 samples arrive

Hornby has received the first decorated samples of its all-new ‘OO' gauge GNER Mk 4 coaches for assessment. Initially shown is GNER Standard Class Coach E and Coach F with accessible toilet.

Decorated Chaldron samples land

Accurascale UK has received decorated samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO' gauge Chaldron ‘Black Waggons'.

‘Grids’ and hoppers progress

Cavalex Models has updated progress on its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge locomotive and wagon projects through a series of 3D-printed, Engineering Prototype (EP) and decorated samples.

Die-cast debut for Hornby ‘A1’/’A3’

Hornby has received running samples of its upgraded ‘OO’ gauge LNER ‘A1’/’A3’ 4-6-2s with all-new die-cast running plate for evaluation by the development team.

New deco samples for Rails' NER Autocar

Rails of Sheffield has received revised decorated samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled 'OO' gauge North Eastern Railway (NER) Electric Autocars for assessment.

Revolution goes Cartic crazy

Revolution Trains unveiled its next 'OO' gauge wagon project at the Great Electric Train Show on October 2 - Cartic-4 car carriers.

Accurascale Mk 5 decorated samples

Accurascale has received decorated samples for its TransPennine liveried Mk 5 carriages in 'OO' gauge. Delivery is expected in 2022. View the models here and see them on the Hornby Magazine stand at the Great Electric Train Show this weekend.

Latest Hornby samples

Decorated samples of Hornby's forthcoming 'OO' gauge releases are on display this weekend (October 2/3) at the Great Electric Train Show in Milton Keynes.

KR Models reveals 4-DD EMU for ‘OO’

KR Models revealed it is developing a ‘OO’ gauge model of the experimental BR Southern Region 4-DD double-deck Electric Multiple Units (EMU) at the 2021 Great Electric Train Show on October 2.

KR Models selects Palbrick B for ‘OO’

KR Models has launched its next ‘OO’ gauge wagon project – BR’s 16ton Palbrick B wagon.

Key Publishing commissions Accurascale 'Manor'

Key Publishing has commissioned an exclusive limited edition model of preserved Great Western Railway ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 7802 Bradley Manor from Accurascale, with delivery expected in early 2022.

Great Electric Train Show 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.

Rails reveals second gas turbine for 'OO'

Rails of Sheffield has commissioned Heljan to produce a 'OO' gauge model of unique gas turbine prototype 18100 as a follow up to its newly arrived model of Brown Boveri gas turbine 18000.

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Accurascale announces ‘OO’ Chaldron wagon project

Accurascale has unveiled ambitious plans to produce a series of Chaldron wooden framed coal wagons, as its next ‘OO’ gauge project. Subscribers can also watch our extended cut version of the announcement video here.

W&M Railbus amongst Heljan 'OO' models set to return

Heljan has announced a new selection of 'OO' gauge re-introductions including some long-absent models.

Cavalex adds DCR Rail Freight ‘Grid’

Cavalex Models has added a DCR Rail Freight liveried ‘Grid’ to the release schedule for its all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 56.

More buildings for Display

Display has added four new 'OO' gauge low relief buildings to its basic model range of 4mm scale laser-cut kits.

Genesis coach update

Hattons has amended the release dates for its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Hattons Originals Genesis carriages.

East Coast variety from Hornby

Hornby has received the first decorated samples of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 91 Bo-Bo electrics and LNER liveried Class 800 Azuma InterCity Express Trains (IET) for assessment.

Maunsell Dining Saloons - first samples

Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Maunsell Dining Saloons have arrived with the manufacturer's development team for evaluation.