News: 'OO' gauge

'OO' gauge latest news

Factory decorated AL6s

Heljan has received factory decorated samples of its new 'OO' gauge model of the Class 86/0 in BR blue liveries. See them here.

HYA/IIA hoppers next for ‘OO’ from Accurascale

Accurascale has unveiled plans for its next ‘OO’ gauge model - the HYA/IIA bogie hopper wagon. Release is planned for the second quarter of 2021 in GBRf, Fastline and Touax livery packs available.

Dapol reveals Stroudley carriage samples

A new collection of ‘O’ gauge four-wheel Stroudley carriages are set to be released in the fourth quarter of 2020 by Dapol. The new line up will be manufacturered in the UK at Dapol’s factory in Chirk and were originally announced at the Dapol Collectors Club open day in 2018.

Rails shares Autocar decoration sample

Rails of Sheffield has received the first decorated sample of its new 'OO' gauge model of the North Eastern Railway petrol-electric Autocar for inspection.

Hatton's shows Genesis coach progress

Hatton's has released its approved CAD drawings for its range of four and six-wheel carriages for 'OO' gauge. Release is planned in the first quarter of 2021.

ModelU adds crew packs and buildings details

3D printing specialist ModelU 3D has introduced a new range of steam locomotive crew packs as well as a series of building details to expand its range.

Bachmann Autumn announcements

Bachmann has announced new products across its Bachmann Branchline, Graham Farish and Scenecraft ranges in both 'N' and 'OO' gauges. Followed by the launching of its new brand EFE Rail in its Autumn announcement 2020.

Exclusive Hornby Collector Club ‘Terrier’

Hornby has revealed LBSCR ‘Terrier’ 32635 Brighton Works in Stroudley ‘improved engine green’ as the next exclusive Hornby Collector Club model for ‘OO’ gauge. The model is only available to Hornby Collector Club members and is a follow up to soon to be released Club model of Bluebell Railway Wainwright ‘H’ 0-4-4T 263.

ModelTech ProTrack Rail Aligner

ModelTech has launched its model railway product - a new rail alignment sleeper web designed for portable baseboard joints in 'OO' gauge.

Cavalex updates TEA

Cavalex Models has received an updated engineering sample of its new 'OO' gauge model of the TEA 102tonne tanker wagons.

Ellis Clark shares Presflo livery renders

Ellis Clark Trains has revealed livery renders for its new range of 'O' gauge Presflo cement wagons which are due for release in the first quarter of 2021.

Dapol shows 'Turbot' production samples

Dapol's all-new 'O' gauge 'Turbot' wagons together with a new batch of its 'OO' gauge version are due to arrive with retailers this summer and new images have been released by the manufacturer.

Accurascale offers new HUOs

Accurascale has produced a new production run of its popular first 'OO' gauge ready-to-run model - the BR 24.5ton HUO coal hopper. The new batch models wagons in the pre-TOPS era and four triple packs are available.

FIRST LOOK: Heljan Class 56 for 'O'

FIRST LOOK: Heljan has released the first images of its hand-painted engineering sample of the highly anticipated 'O' gauge Class 56 Type 5 heavy freight diesel-electric.

UPDATED: Heljan Class 25 in colour

UPDATED: EXTRA IMAGES!
Heljan has received the first factory decorated sample of its all-new 'OO' gauge Class 25 modelling D7647 in original BR two-tone green livery.

Dapol shows 'O' gauge Conflats in colour

Dapol has revealed decorated samples of its new 'O' gauge ready-to-run Conflat wagons and BD containers showcasing the products in pre and post-nationalisation period colour schemes.

KR Models shows 'Fell' artwork

KR Models has released images of the artwork for its in-development model of the unique 'Fell' 2-D-2 prototype diesel locomotive for 'OO' gauge in both BR black and lined green.

Flangeway shows 'Salmon' samples

Flangeway Models has received decorated samples of its new 'OO' gauge 'Salmon' engineering wagons. See the new samples here.

Bachmann shows 'OO' Class 20/3 in colour

Bachmann has revealed factory decorated samples of its eagerly awaited all-new 'OO' gauge Class 20/3 models covering DRS and Harry Needle Railroad Company colour schemes. View them here in high resolution!

KR Models shows DHP1 3D print

Hot on the heels of the announcement of its plans for a 'OO' gauge model of Clayton built diesel-hydraulic prototype DHP1, KR Models has released images of a 3D printed test sample of its bodyshell.

Dapol adds smoke generator to Class 59!

Dapol has added the option to have a DCC operated smoke generator fitted to its factory sound-fitted 'OO' gauge Class 59s. 

Heljan shows 'O' gauge Class 47 artwork

Heljan has shown the livery artwork for its all-new 'O' gauge Class 47 which will cover colour schemes from introduction to the late 1990s.

Accurascale re-runs PFAs

Accurascale is producing a second batch of its popular 'OO' gauge PFA container flats for release this summer.

Hornby commissions centenary Lodekkas

Hornby has announced a centenary liveried Bristol Lodekka in collaboration with associate brand Corgi for 'OO' gauge with a choice of Binns Road and Westwood destinations.

Flangeway commissions 'O' gauge snowplough

Flangway Models has commissioned Dapol to produce a ready-to-run 'O' gauge model of the BR ZZA independent snowplough for release in 2021.

KR Models plan Leader and DHP1!

KR Models has revealed bold plans to develop two historic prototype locomotives for 'OO' gauge - Bulleid's radical vision for the future of steam design - Leader - and Clayton's experimental Rolls Royce engined diesel-hydraulic DHP1.

Heljan shows factory decorated 'O' gauge railcars

Heljan has revealed factory decorated samples of its new 'O' gauge ready-to-run model of the GWR railcars ahead of their expected release in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Heljan re-runs 'O' gauge Class 50

Heljan has announced a new batch of its highly popular 'O' gauge Class 50s including three new choices on the most sought-after 'large logo' blue scheme.

Hornby reveals LMR open third!

Hornby has revealed that it is working on a 'OO' gauge model of the Open Third carriages hauled by Rocket on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway for release in September this year!

Heljan shows Class 45/1 in colour

Heljan has released images of a hand-painted version of its new 'OO' gauge model of the Class 45/1 ahead of its release.