News: 'OO' gauge

'OO' gauge latest news

Cavalex adds first-built Class 60

Cavalex Models is to produce first-built Class 60 60001 Steadfast in as-delivered condition with custom tooling developed for its all-new ‘OO’ gauge model.

Cavalex reveals Adaptive Magnetic Detail

A new system from Cavalex Models promises to make fitment of buffer beam detail easier.  

Cavalex Class 56 batch two confirmed

Cavalex Models has confirmed the second run of its popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 56 Co-Co diesel.

Bachmann reveals all-new Class 08 diesel shunter

Bachmann Europe revealed that it is producing a brand-new model of the Class 08 and 09 0-6-0 diesel shunters for 'OO' gauge at the annual Diesel and Electric Modellers United (DEMU) Showcase event on June 15.

Exmouth Junction signalbox joins Key Model World Shop collection

New to the Key Model World Shop collection from PJM Models is a laser-cut ‘OO’ gauge kit of Exmouth Junction signalbox modelling the distinctive 1959-built flat roof design.

Colour for Coronation coaches  

Hornby has unveiled decorated samples of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge LNER Coronation carriages.

Accurascale reveals all-new ‘OO’ Class 60

Accurascale has announced an all-new model of the Class 60 Co-Co heavy freight diesel locomotive for ‘OO’ gauge.

Osborn Models Refuse Collector figures

​​​​​​​Osborns Models has released a pack of 4mm scale refuse collector figures to complement the new Oxford Diecast Biffa Dustbin lorry.

Rapido ‘Fireless’ EPs arrive

Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Rapido Trains’ forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 ‘Caledonia’ fireless locomotives have arrived for inspection.

VIDEO: Cavalex reveals decorated Class 60s

Cavalex Models has received decorated samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR Class 60 diesel for evaluation. See the images and watch our latest video with Cav and Alex featuring the Class 60 samples in action.

BR 21ton HTO/HTV hoppers next for Accurascale

Accurascale has revealed BR 21ton HTO/HTV hoppers as its next ‘OO’ gauge wagon project, bolstering the company’s ‘Powering Britain’ range.

Exclusive CrossCountry HST artwork revealed

The artwork for Key Publishing's exclusive limited edition Hornby CrossCountry HST twin pack has been revealed featuring 43184 Laira Diesel Depot and 43366 HST40. Check out the latest news on this new limited edition here.

Making Tracks house kits available now

New to the Key Model World Shop are exclusive laser-cut modern detached house kits, as seen on Making Tracks: The Final Frontier at Model World LIVE.

Accurascale Class 31 production sample

Accurascale has received the first decorated production sample of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 31 A1A-A1A diesel for approval.

Bachmann reveals all-new 'OO' gauge Class 25 samples

Bachmann has revealed the first samples of its new 'OO' gauge Class 25 Bo-Bo diesel, which form part of the manufacturer's new British Railway Announcements going live on May 1 2024.

Heavyweight Coal Sector Class 37 limited edition

The Key Publishing limited edition collection is expanding with a ‘OO’ gauge model of Class 37702 Taff Merthyr in Railfreight coal sector livery and equipped with its unique rectangular buffers.

Eight new exclusive JNA-Ts for the Key Model World Shop

Due to the huge popularity of the first eight DC Rail operated JNA-T wagons commissioned by Key Publishing from Revolution Trains for 'OO', a new batch of eight wagons has been added to the collection. Pre-order today from the Key Model World Shop.

Bachmann unveils new BR Mk1 coaches at Model World Live

Bachmann revealed a selection of all new ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk1 coaches covering Brake Second Open (BSO)/(BSOT), First Open (FO) and Restaurant Buffet (RB) vehicles at Model World LIVE 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham.

Waterman sets model railway World Record

Pete Waterman OBE set a new Guinness World Record for the World's largest portable model railway with Making Tracks: The Final Frontier at Model World LIVE on April 27 2024.

WIN! A Bachmann sound-fitted DB Cargo Class 90 electric, worth £330.

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win a Bachmann Collectors Club exclusive ‘OO’ gauge sound-fitted Class 90 Bo-Bo electric in DB Cargo red, worth £330. The closing date for entries is 5pm GMT on May 25 2024.

LNER Coronation coach running samples

Hornby has received Engineering Prototype (EP) running samples of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) articulated Coronation coaches for evaluation by the company’s development team.

Bachmann reveals new ‘Palvan’ for ‘OO’

Bachmann has revealed it is developing a selection of newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR 12ton ‘Palvan’ pallet vans.

‘E1’ exclusive for Brighton Circle

Rapido Trains has revealed that it is planning an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model of sole surviving London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LBSCR) ‘E1’ 0-6-0T 110 in Marsh lined black for The Brighton Circle.

Dapol reveals decorated JHAs

Dapol has unveiled samples of its forthcoming Powell Duffryn Standard (PDS) JHA bogie hopper wagons in ‘OO’ gauge.

Realtrack Models Class 142 deco samples surface

Samples of Realtrack Models’ forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Class 142 ‘Pacer’ DMU have been received for evaluation. Liveries include BR Provincial and BR chocolate and cream examples.

Heljan receives LNER ‘U1’ running sample

Heljan has received a running sample of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge LNER  Beyer-Garratt ‘U1’ 2-8-0+0-8-2 for evaluation.

VIDEO: Railway Icons HSDT prototype decorated sample

The decorated sample of the Railway Icons collection model of HSDT prototype power car 41001 has been revealed through the collaboration between Rails of Sheffield, Locomotion Models and Bachmann Europe together with a factory sound option of the model.

Exclusive CrossCountry HST train pack joins Key Publishing Exclusives collection

Key Publishing has teamed up with Hornby to offer a limited edition train pack featuring CrossCountry HST power cars 43184 and 43366 in ‘OO’ to celebrate the end of long-distance HST operation, exclusively available from the Key Model World Shop.

Accurascale Class 50s edge closer

Production of Accurascale‘s all-new Class 50 is under way and the manufacturer has revealed more decorated samples of the newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge models.

‘OO’ Class 320/321 EMUs for Revolution

Revolution Trains is to produce all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 320 and 321 25kV AC Electric Multiple Units (EMU).