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'OO' gauge latest news

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.

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New BR Mk 2b carriages for ‘OO’

Accurascale and Irish Railway Models have unveiled plans to produce all-new British Rail (BR) Mk 2b carriages for ‘OO’ gauge, with examples in BR and Northern Ireland Railways (NIR) colour schemes.

VIDEO: Accurascale and Irish Railway ​​​​​​​Models product launch

Join Mike and Richard in the Hornby Magazine Workshop for a brand new model announcement from Accurascale and Irish Railway Models at 12pm today with our latest video Premiere on KeyModelWorld.

Class 92 deco samples roll in

Accurascale has received the first batch of decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge’ Class 92s for assessment.

HTG launches exclusive 'OO' Class 37/7

The Heavy Tractor Group (HTG) has commissioned a model of Accurascale’s Class 37 as 37714 for ‘OO’ gauge in DCC ready and DCC sound-fitted versions.

The Great Electric Train Show is going ahead!

It is a green light for the 2021 Great Electric Train Show which will be taking place on the weekend of October 2/3 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. Read the full story here and watch our preview trailer...

Sonic Models reveals GCR 'A5' 4-6-2T

Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson as they reveal a brand new 'OO' gauge locomotive from Sonic Models.

Cavalex shows BBA samples

Cavalex Models has received decorated samples for the new colour schemes in its second production run of the BBA steel wagons. View them all here.

Exclusive water tank for Locomotion

Locomotion Models has unveiled its second exclusive souvenir ‘OO’ gauge wagon – a six-wheel water tank.

Dapol Class 66 EP lands

Dapol has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge Class 66 diesel for assessment by the company’s development team.

DCC Concepts adds Ground Signal Control

DCC Concepts has added a new ground signal interface control board (Cat No. DCD-GSC.1) to its range of model railway electronics and accessories.

Hornby updates 'P2’ progress

Hornby has updated progress on the forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway ‘P2’ 2-8-2.

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Five new Class 47s head Bachmann's autumn line-up

Five all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 47 Co-Co diesels have been added to Bachmann's release schedule for this autumn.

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Bachmann unveils all-new ‘OO’ Class 47

Bachmann has unveiled an all-new ‘OO’ gauge Brush Type 4 (BR Class 47) Co-Co diesel for its Branchline range. Read the full story here and watch Bachmann's launch video.

Accurascale Mk 5s gain colour

Accurascale has unveiled the first decorated samples of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Mk 5 carriages.

Heljan receives 86/4 deco sample

Heljan has received the first decorated sample of its newly-tooled ‘OO' gauge Class 86/4 electrics for evaluation, with the arrival of 86416 in Rail Express Systems (RES) livery.

KMRC Steam Railmotor EPs

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has received the first Engineering Prototype samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) steam railmotor for evaluation.

Hornby Magazine takes over Making Tracks!


On Monday July 26, the Hornby Magazine and Key Model World team is taking over Pete Waterman’s Making Tracks Layout at Chester Cathedral.

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Rails launch GWR V6 Iron Mink for ‘OO’

Rails of Sheffield has expanded its range of ‘OO’ gauge 3D-printed ready-to-run wagons with a GWR V6 Iron Mink wagon.

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Making Tracks Moves Into Position


On July 16, the Making Tracks exhibition at Chester Cathedral will open to the public. The model railway built by Pete Waterman and his team has taken centre stage in the Cathedral nave. RICHARD WATSON was on hand to capture the process for Hornby Magazine and Keymodelworld subscribers.


First and last MGRs for Locomotion 

Locomotion Models has commissioned a pair of Cavalex Models’ all-new ‘OO’ gauge Merry-Go-Round (MGR) hoppers to represent the first and last examples built, now part of the National Collection.

Accurascale's ‘OO’ Coil A edges closer

Accurascale has received production samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Coil A wagons, ahead of delivery later this Summer.

Colour for Oxford’s 'OO' GE Vans

Oxford Rail has received decorated samples of its newly tooled ‘OO’ gauge Great Eastern 10ton box vans for scrutiny before production starts.

‘Clans’ destined for release soon

Decorated samples of Hornby's eagerly-awaited ‘OO’ gauge BR ‘Clan’ 4-6-2s have arrived for assessment.

Hornby shares Mk4 progress

Hornby’s development team has received running samples of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 4 carriages for evaluation.

Heljan Summer 2021 update

Heljan has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge BR Mk 1 Covered Carriage Truck (CCT) for assessment by the development team. This and a host of other updates on current model projects have been shared by the company.