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'OO' gauge latest news

Heljan finalises new Class 33/2 liveries

Heljan has finalised the livery artwork for its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Class 33/2 Bo-Bo diesels, including the new ‘as-built’ examples of the 'Hastings Gauge' Type 3s.

Heljan ‘OO’ developments

Heljan has updated progress on some of its in-development ‘OO’ gauge model projects with Engineering Prototype (EP) samples currently under evaluation.

Rapido Bedford OB EPs

Rapido Trains UK’s all-new 1:76 scale Bedford OB coach has reached the first Engineering Prototype stage.

SECR six-wheel brake van EPs break cover

Rapido Trains UK has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern and Chatham Railway six-wheel brake vans for assessment.

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UPDATED: Bachmann Autumn Announcements 2022

Bachmann Europe Plc has revealed its latest selection of products for Autumn 2022 release, including three newly-tooled projects - two 'OO' and one 'N'. Watch the launch video right here on Key Model World and read our full coverage first before it reaches the printers! 

A closer look At Accurascale's GWR 'Manors'


Accurascale has released a project update video for its up-and-coming Great Western Railway 'Manor' Class project for 'OO' gauge.


Revolution Trains summer update

RevolutionTrains has updated progress on its in-development ‘N’ and ‘OO’ gauge projects, following a busy first half of the year.

Bachmann launches all-new 'OO' Class 37

Bachmann has launched an all-new 'OO' gauge model of the English Electric Class 37 diesel.

UPDATED: All-new Alcan PCAs for ‘OO’

Revolution Trains is to produce a newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge model of the distinctive alumina PC020A PCA tank wagons.

‘OO’ O&K PHA/JYA hoppers 

Cavalex Models and Ultimate Model Railways have confirmed they are working together on a newly-tooled Orenstein and Koppel PHA/JYA bogie aggregate box wagon for ‘OO’.

Exclusive Class 47s for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre has revealed details of two new exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Bachmann Class 47 diesels.

UPDATED: ‘Peak’ production progresses

Heljan has confirmed that its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 45 1Co-Co1 diesel project has entered production, with models expected to arrive during the autumn.

Rails' ROG exclusive

Rails of Sheffield has commissioned an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Class 47 diesel from Bachmann, finished as 47812 in Rail Operations Group's eye-catching blue livery.

Accurascale Siphons surface

Further decorated samples of Accurascale’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge GWR/BR Siphon G vans have arrived for assessment by the company’s development team.

Hornby ‘Flirts’ at CAD stage

Hornby has released early CAD images of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 755/3 three-car (R3963/A) and Class 755/4 four-car (R3964/A) ‘Flirt’ bi-mode multiple units.

TMC ‘G5’ deco samples surface

Decorated samples of The Model Centre’s (TMC) specially-commissioned ‘OO’ gauge London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) ‘G5’ 0-4-4T have arrived for detailed inspection.

SLW Highland 24s progress

Sutton’s Locomotive Works (SLW) has received Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Scottish Class 24/1 Bo-Bo diesels.

Accurascale adds Enparts exclusive

Accurascale has added an exclusive model of its forthcoming newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Siphon G van to the first production run finished in departmental olive green for Enparts traffic.

New liveries for GT3

KR Models has added a further selection of fictional colour schemes for its ‘OO’ gauge model of English Electric gas turbine prototype GT3.

Heljan Update - Summer 2022

Heljan has updated its existing release schedule for 2022/2023 with a status report for each of its outstanding projects - including all-new models and re-issues of previously tooled models with new identities.

Trains on Film

Hornby has cancelled plans for its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Trains on Film train packs.

Great Electric Train Show line up grows

The layout list for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show is growing with announcement of five more of the 30 strong line up for the October 8/9 event in Milton Keynes.

Heljan adds more 86s

Heljan has confirmed details of  a new batch of its popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 86 electrics.

Kernow commissions Combe Junction Signalbox

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has commissioned an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model of the Great Western Railway's (GWR) Combe Junction signalbox (Cat No. 44-187Z) from Bachmann Scenecraft

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Accurascale and Rails of Sheffield Class 89 goes ahead

Accurascale and Rails of Sheffield have confirmed that the proposed 'OO’ gauge Class 89 is going to be produced for release in 2023.

New Bachmann Collectors Club exclusives


Bachmann Europe has revealed a new version of its ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 2f Driving Brake Standard Open (DBSO) together with Class 37/5 in ‘N’ gauge exclusively for its Bachmann Collectors Club (BCC) members.


‘Heavyweight’ 37 materializes

Accurascale has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 37/7 diesel for evaluation.

Waterman prepares for Making Tracks 2

A brand-new ‘OO’ gauge layout is under construction by Pete Waterman and the Railnuts group for a two-month-long exhibition at Chester Cathedral this summer. Doors open on July 23...

All-new 'OO' SR eight-plank opens for Rapido Trains UK

A series of Southern Railway eight-plank open wagons will be Rapido Trains UK’s next 'OO' gauge project.

Accurascale 'OO' 37s enter production

Accurascale has confirmed that the first batch of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Class 37 diesels are now in production, following approval and testing of decorated samples.