'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.
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.
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 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