News: 'OO' gauge

'OO' gauge latest news

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. 

Hatton's Originals 'A4' arrives

The eagerly awaited Hattons Originals LNER Class A4 4-6-2 has arrived with us at Hornby Magazine, with a full roster specification sheet we're looking forward to putting this locomotive to the test and bringing you the full review in the next issue of Hornby Magazine.

Accurascale shows JSA in colour

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its 'OO' gauge JSA steel coil wagons. The brand new wagons are expected to arrive in September 2020 in twin packs priced at £59.95 each.

Dapol recalls motorised water towers

Dapol is recalling the motorised version of its new 'OO' gauge water tower following the discovery of a substandard component.

Rails limited edition Class 37/6

Rails of Sheffield has announced an exclusive 'OO' gauge Class 37/6 limited edition in partnership with Accurascale.

Accurascale reveal tippler samples

Accurascale has received decorated samples of its 'OO' gauge PTA/JTA/JUA bogie tippler wagons. These highly detailed models are expected to be released in September 2020 with a choice of outer and inner five vehicle packs. 

Heljan centre headcode Class 40

The latest improved pre-production sample of Heljan's 'O' gauge centre headcode Class 40 has arrived for inspection before final adjustments and entering the tooling stage.

Bachmann Summer announcements

Bachmann has announced seven new building releases for 'N' gauge in its second British Railway Announcements of 2020 together with an updated list of new arrivals for the next three months.

ScotRail sliding door Mk 3s

The first of Hornby’s new range of modernised sliding door Mk 3 carriages began arriving at the end of April and during May the ScotRail versions are due to be delivered too.

Hornby shows Avanti Pendolino

Hornby has received a decorated sample of its ‘OO’ gauge Avanti West Coast liveried Class 390 Pendolino unit 390001 for evaluation.

Latest CADs show Class 91 progress

Development of the all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 91 from Hornby is continuing with current work focused on finalising the design and build process for the AC electric’s pantograph.

‘W1’ Liveries Confirmed

HORNBY has completed the CAD drawing work for its models of the unique Gresley ‘W1’ 4-6-4 for ‘OO’ gauge as well as confirming the livery specifications for each version.

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Support NHS heroes with HORNBY LIVERY COMPETITION

Hornby is hosting a NHS Livery Competition in support of NHS heroes.

KR Models Issues GT3 Artwork

KR Models has released livery artwork for its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge model of English Electric gas turbine prototype GT3.