News: 'OO' gauge

'OO' gauge latest news

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.

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.