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'OO' gauge latest news

More Mk 2b deco samples surface

Accurascale has received further decorated samples of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 2b carriages for scrutiny by the company's project development team.

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Accurascale reveals all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR Mk 1 suburbans

The BR 57ft Mk 1 suburban carriages have been selected as Accurascale’s next passenger rolling stock project for ‘OO’ gauge. Hornby Magazine has the full story including exclusive video with the first running samples.

Rapido's Bedford OB in tooling

Rapido Trains UK has opened the order book for its forthcoming 1:76 scale Bedford OB coach, which has now entered the tooling stage.

Hornby develops new magnetic couplings

Hornby has developed a new magnetic style of coupling for its ‘OO’ gauge rolling stock, as an alternative to the traditional NEM style small tension lock examples.

Hornby ‘9F’ gains colour

Hornby has received the first decorated samples of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0 for evaluation.

Flangeway revises ‘Salmon’ wagon

Footplate Models has taken delivery of the revised Flangeway ‘OO’ gauge ‘Salmon’ engineers’ bogie rail wagon, following retooling of the model to the correct 60ft scale length.

First EP: Rapido ‘OO’ OAA

Development of Rapido Trains UK’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge BR OAA wagon has progressed to the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample stage.

Revolutionary Class 93 develops

Development of Revolution Trains’ forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge model of the Stadler tri-mode Class 93 Bo-Bo is progressing well, with the manufacturer revealing the latest CAD drawings for the project.

First EPs: 'Loriot Y' and 'Toad'

First Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Rapido Trains UK’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Loriot Y’ machinery truck and AA20 ‘Toad’ brake van have arrived for scrutiny by the company’s development team.

Hornby’s Platinum Jubilee HST

Hornby has unveiled surprise plans to produce a special souvenir edition of its ‘OO’ gauge InterCity 125 High Speed Train (HST), in celebration of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.

Rapido’s ‘15XX’ 0-6-0PT breaks cover

Rapido Trains UK has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge BR Western Region ‘15XX’ 0-6-0PT for assessment.

Clayton Class 18 CADS complete

Development of Revolution Trains’ new ‘OO’ gauge model of the Clayton Class 18 CBD-90 Bo-Bo hybrid industrial shunter continues apace with CAD work now complete.

Dapol ‘Manor’ production samples surface

Production samples of Dapol’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 have been received for evaluation.

All-new 1:76 scale Leyland National

Rapido Trains UK has revealed plans to produce an all-new 1:76 scale (‘OO’) Leyland National single decker bus, as the prototype design celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Dapol Deco Toplights

Dapol has received decorated bodyshell samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) Toplight Mainline City carriages (HM178) for inspection by the company’s development team.

3D 'OO' Shire Horse and Farrier

Osborn's Models has added an 'OO' gauge Shire horse and farrier (Cat No. OSBF107) to its expanding range of 3D-printed model railway figures and accessories.

Get set for the 2022 Great Electric Train Show

The 2022 Great Electric Train Show is going ahead on the weekend of October 8/9 2022 with a stella cast of inspirational model railways, trade stands, demonstrations and more.

Stamford Model Railway Exhibition

Following an act of vandalism and cancellation due to the pandemic, Market Deeping Model Railway Club’s Stamford Model Railway Exhibition returns for the first time in three years. HORNBY MAGAZINE previews the show’s resumption.

NSE 86 for GM Collection

Gaugemaster has added another exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Heljan Class 86 to its GM Collection, as 86401 in Network SouthEast (NSE) livery.

Hornby HST Mk 3 liveries revealed

Hornby has revealed its first decorated samples of the all-new BR High Speed Train Mk 3 trailer cars for ‘OO’ gauge.

UPDATED: Hornby launches Taw Valley in purple

Discover Hornby's new partnership with Severn Valley Railway, together releasing a newly repainted 00 gauge 34027 taw valley in purple. Find out more here.

Rapido unveils ‘OO’ SECR brake van

Rapido Trains UK is to produce a newly-tooled South Eastern & Chatham Railway (SECR) Diagram 1558 20ton six-wheel brake van for ‘OO’ gauge.

Rapido Trains UK develops all-new OAA for 'OO'

Rapido Trains UK is producing an all-new model of the BR air-braked OAA open wagons for 'OO' gauge with delivery expected in early 2023.

FIRST LOOK: Rapido's Lion engineering sample

FIRST LOOK: Rapido Trains UK has revealed the first engineering sample of its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway built 0-4-2 Lion. Check out the first images here.

Hornby's new ‘P2’ breaks cover

Hornby has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its all-new ‘OO’ gauge LNER ‘P2’ 2-8-2 for evaluation by the company’s development team.

WIN! A Hornby Sentinel 0-6-0DH for ‘OO’ gauge

Hornby Magazine is offering the chance to win one of Hornby’s newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge industrial Sentinel 0-6-0DHs in our latest competition, worth £110. The closing date for entires is 5pm GMT on May 25 2022.

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Hatton’s raises steam for the ‘14XX’


The Great Western Railway’s Collett 0-4-2Ts hold great appeal and potential for model railways – especially when formed into push-pull auto trains. We review the Hattons GWR 14XX 0-4-2T for OO gauge.


Network Rail ‘37s’ for Accurascale

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its forthcoming Network Rail liveried Class 37 97301 for assessment.

Rapido Trains UK fictitious train packs break cover

Rapido Trains UK has released train packs of its Advanced Passenger Train Experimental (APT-E) in fictitious InterCity ‘Swallow’ and Inter-City blue and grey liveries.

Hornby's colourful RailRoad Class 37s

Hornby has recently released this trio of Class 37s in Europhoenix, Network Rail and Colas Rail Freight colour schemes.