News: 'OO' gauge

'OO' gauge latest news

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.

Heljan shows decorated Cargowaggons for 'OO'

Heljan has received decorated samples of the new batch of 'OO' gauge Cargowaggon Habfis sliding door bogie vans. The new set of vehicles model six different wagons including pristine and weathered examples plus a pair replicating the RailAdventure barrier wagons used to bring new trains from mainland Europe to the UK via the Channel Tunnel. 

Accurascale Class 92 materialises

Accurascale has received the first engineering prototype (EP) sample of its new ‘OO’ gauge Brush Class 92 Co-Co electric for evaluation.

A2/2 and A2/3 samples debut

Hornby has taken delivery of the first engineering samples of its new ‘OO’ gauge Thompson ‘A2/2’ and ‘A2/3’ class ‘Pacifics’, together with an early running sample for evaluation by the company’s development team.

RailRoad+ Class 47 decoration samples

Hornby has received decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge RailRoad Plus models, with three colourful GB Railfreight Class 47s leading the charge.

New ‘Terriers’ in bound

A new selection of Hornby’s diminutive ‘OO’ gauge Stroudley ‘Terrier’ 0-6-0Ts are on their way.

Rails approves Gas Turbine artwork

Rails of Sheffield has approved livery artwork for its new ‘OO’ gauge 18000 BR gas turbine locomotive.

Darstaed Thompson Coach Update

Development work continues on Darstaed/Ellis Clark Trains’ Thompson main line carriages for ‘O’ gauge.

A Class samples for IRM

Irish Railway Models (IRM) has received decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Metrovick A Class diesel locomotive for assessment.

Lionheart shows latest Mk 1 samples for 'O'

Lionheart Trains has received a new batch of decorated samples for its in-development range of 'O' gauge BR Mk 1 carriages.

KMS Railtec plans ‘O’ gauge 47/7

KMS Railtec has unveiled plans to develop an ‘O’ gauge Class 47/7 diesel locomotive, alongside Heljan’s standard model which is due later this year.

Heljan revises ‘O’ gauge split-headcode Class 37/0

A new selection of Heljan’s popular ‘O’ gauge split-headcode Class 37/0s are on the way, with five new liveries set to be released, two of which have not been offered previously.

NHS livery competition winner

Hornby Magazine Editor Mike Wild choose the winner of the recent Hornby Hitachi IEP Class 800 NHS livery competition which raised over £3,000 for charity. 

Minerva receives 'O' gauge Class 14 sample

Minerva Model Railways has received the first engineering samples of its 'O' gauge Class 14 diesel hydraulic.

Accurascale debuts 'Deltic' sound

Accurascale has received the first draft of its DCC sound project for its 'OO' gauge Class 55 'Deltic'. Watch and hear its functions here.

Scalescenes adds new boxfile micro layout

Scalescenes has announced a new Canal Wharf Boxfile Layout as part of its series of 'flat-pack' layouts in both 'OO' and 'N' gauge. Available now, prices have been set at £9.99.

Heljan adds 'O' gauge Mk 2 FK

Heljan is expanding its range of new 'O' gauge MK 2 carriages with the First Corridor variant as well as introducing new liveries and confirming prices for the new coach collection.

Cavalex ‘OO’ TEA surfaces

Cavalex Models has taken delivery of the first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its ‘OO’ gauge TEA bogie tank wagon for evaluation.

Wainwright ‘D’ Class reaches 2nd EP stage

Dapol has taken delivery of a second Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Wainwright ‘D’ Class 4-4-0 for evaluation by the development team.

FIRST LOOK: Hornby Mk 1 Restaurant Buffet

The expansion of Hornby’s BR Mk 1 carriage portfolio is on course with the arrival of the first engineering samples of the Restaurant Buffet car (RB) which was later coded RB(R) – Restaurant Buffet Refurbished.

APT-P goes to tooling

Design and testing of the all-new Hornby ‘OO’ gauge model of the Advanced Passenger Train has allowed the model to move forward to tooling.

NHS Class 66 raises £140,000!

Hornby’s ‘OO’ gauge model of newly repainted and named GB Railfreight Class 66 66731 Captain Tom Moore – A True British Inspiration has raised £140,000 for the National Health Service through its sales on the Hornby website during May.

Revolution Trains commissions DRS ‘O’ gauge Class 37/4

Revolution Trains (RT) has unveiled plans to offer its first ‘O’ gauge model, a limited edition run of Class 37/4 37405 in Direct Rail Services (DRS) ‘Compass’ livery.

Revolution Ecofrets surface for ‘N’ and ‘OO’

Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Revolution Trains’ forthcoming Ecofret container wagons in ‘N’ and ‘OO’ have arrived for evaluation, representing another first for the manufacturer as it simultaneously progresses models in two different scales.

Revolution Trains adds MMA/JNAs for ‘N’ and HOAs for ‘OO’

Revolution Trains has announced plans to produce ‘N’ gauge MMA/JNA box wagons and ‘OO’ gauge HOA hopper wagons, further expanding its range of ready-to-run models.

SR General Manager’s Saloon for ‘OO’

Revolution Trains (RT) has unveiled plans for a ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run model of the unique BR Southern Region General Manager’s Inspection Saloon.

‘O’ gauge ‘Presflo’ cements Ellis Clark Trains launch

Ellis Clark Trains is expanding its portfolio with the launch and manufacture of a new range of ready-to-run ‘O’ gauge models, spearheaded by a new 22ton ‘Presflo’ cement wagon.

Rails of Sheffield launch Class 89 project for 'OO' gauge

Sheffield based retailer Rails of Sheffield has teamed up with Accurascale to announce a ready-to-run model of the unique Class 89 AC electric locomotive for 'OO' gauge.