O gauge

'O' gauge - or 7mm scale - model railways are amongst the largest available in the British market which run on 32mm gauge track. Ready-to-run locomotives, carriages and wagons are produced by Dapol, Heljan and Lionheart Trains in the main while there are also high end hand built brass models available from the likes of 55H, Masterpiece Models and Lee Marsh Models. 'O' gauge has a large supporting cast of specialist kit and accessory makers while a range of track components is available off-the-shelf from Peco with both flatbottom and bullhead rail profiles. Check out our full collection of 'O' gauge modelling news, layout features, modelling guides and reviews here.

Seven Mill Depot returns to the show circuit

Hornby Magazine/Key Model World are bringing 'O' gauge diesel depot layout Seven Mill Depot back to life for the 2024 Great Electric Train Show on October 12/13 2024.

Vandals destroy Bo’ness and Kinneil model railway

The Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway has suffered an arson and burglary attack, destroying an ‘O’ gauge model railway early on Sunday May 19. 

Heljan 48DS decorated samples

Heljan has received factory decorated samples of its forthcoming Ruston and Hornsby 48DS for ‘O’ gauge.

VIDEO: Accurascale Ruston 88DS sound recording

We met with Accurascale at the Colne Valley Railway to find out more about the sound recording process for its new 'O' gauge Ruston 88DS. Watch the video for FREE here and sign up or sign in to see more images from the day.

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Peco Expands ‘O’ Track Range

Peco has added ‘O’ gauge code 143 flat bottom rail concrete sleeper flexible track to its range.

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Buying secondhand model railway locomotives

Whether you’re looking to save money or acquire an out of production model, BEN CHURCH argues the used market can be a source of bargains – if you know what to look for.

Get set for the 2024 Great Electric Train Show

The first layouts have been revealed and advance tickets are on sale now for the 2024 Great Electric Train Show at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on October 12/13.

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Hope Street - the pre-grouping era in 7mm scale

A pre-Grouping goods station is the setting for JOHN BUCK’S evocative ‘O’ gauge layout, which brings to life a long-gone but once commonplace scene.Photography, Jonathan Newton

Shamrock Trains ‘O’ gauge bridges

Shamrock Trains has unveiled a new range of lineside products, aimed at ‘O’ gauge modellers and headlined by a series of all-metal bridges.

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Flangeway ‘O’ gauge ZZA snowplough

These distinctive vehicles are now available in ‘O’. MARK CHIVERS checks them over to see if they cut any ice for 7mm scale modellers.