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.

Guildford exclusive for KMRC

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has revealed its latest exclusive ‘O’ gauge wagon commission from Dapol, a 1902 RCH seven-plank open wagon finished in Thomas Mitchell and Sons of Guildford livery (Cat No. K7072).

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Eastern Inspiration highlights gallery

The BR Eastern Region has been the subject of many layouts large and small. Hornby Magazine highlights a handful of the best in this gallery of inspirational scenes.

Colour for 'O' gauge Wickhams

Ellis Clark Trains (ECT) has received decorated samples of its forthcoming ‘O’ gauge Wickham trolleys and trailers.

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‘O’ GAUGE HUOS RETURN

The sell out of Accurascale’s ‘O’ gauge HUO 24.5ton coal hoppers has prompted the manufacturer to offer a new batch of eight different numbered vehicles including the only HUO to carry BR bauxite livery.

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Ellis Clark’s ‘O’ gauge Thompsons

The partnership of Ellis Clark Trains and Darstaed Finescale has delivered a brand-new collection of Thompson corridor carriages for ‘O’ gauge. MIKE WILD takes a closer look.

Retail plans for Britain’s Biggest Model Railway

Simon George, owner of Britain’s Biggest Model Railway (BBMR) – the sensational 200ft x 50ft Heaton Lodge Junction ‘O’ gauge exhibition layout – has confirmed that the organisation is to become a specialist Heljan retailer, offering a bespoke finishing service for customers.

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Ellis Clark delivers 'O' gauge Presflos

The 20ton Presflo cement wagon is Ellis Clark Trains’ first fully home-grown product for ‘O’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects this enticing new arrival.

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Are we getting a fair deal?

If you believe some of the comments online, railway modelling is too expensive and with poor quality models. TREVOR JONES looks at the REAL picture, based on his purchases in 2021.

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Hornby Magazine July 2022

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM181, July 2022. Highlights of this issue include a full guide to repainting a Hornby 'West Country' as the Severn Valley Railway's Elizabeth II, Russell Pigott's superb Cley-on-Sea 'OO' gauge home layout, the latest model reviews, step by step modelling guides and more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

Topley Dale Model Railway - A Grand Farewell

RICHARD WATSON

Topley Dale has been the Hornby Magazine layout and the test track for all new releases for over ten years, but the time has come to move on to bigger and better things. Join Mike Wild and Richard Watson for this final video from the layout where they chat about the railway's journey and go over some of the highlights. 

RICHARD WATSON