OO gauge

'OO' gauge is the main model railway scale in the UK running 4mm:1ft scale models on 16.5mm gauge ('OO') track. It is the first choice for British model railway scenes and out of all the main scales and gauges is the best supported with ready-to-run locomotives and rolling stock as well as an extensive range of accessories, figures, vehicles and control equipment. Makers of ready-to-run 'OO' gauge models including Hornby, Bachmann, Dapol, Heljan, Accurascale, Cavalex Models, Oxford Rail, Revolution Trains, Realtrack Models, Sutton's Locomotive Works, OO Works and more. Read our full collection of 'OO' gauge related news, features and reviews here.

Dapol reveals decorated JHAs

BEN CHURCH

Dapol has unveiled samples of its forthcoming Powell Duffryn Standard (PDS) JHA bogie hopper wagons in ‘OO’ gauge.

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Realtrack Models Class 142 deco samples surface

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Samples of Realtrack Models’ forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Class 142 ‘Pacer’ DMU have been received for evaluation. Liveries include BR Provincial and BR chocolate and cream examples.

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Heljan receives LNER ‘U1’ running sample

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Heljan has received a running sample of its newly-tooled ‘OO’ gauge LNER  Beyer-Garratt ‘U1’ 2-8-0+0-8-2 for evaluation.

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Rannoch Station

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Modellers of the picturesque West Highland line will be pleased to see two new kits from Peco, bolstering its range of laser-cut wood kits (HM195) and providing new options for modellers of this scenic route.

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Dalziel North

RODDY NEWBIGGING

The atmosphere around a Scottish freight terminal in the early 2000s inspired RODDY NEWBIGGING and friends to create this detailed pastiche of the early privatised railway in North Lanarkshire.Photography, Jonathan Newton

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Mini Roller

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From Mini Roller comes this useful painting aid for your stock of modelling essentials.

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3D Printed Armco Safety Barrier

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New from West Hill Wagon Works are these ‘OO’ gauge 3D printed packs of Armco style safety barriers.

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New Peco Wagon Load Kits

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Peco has issued six useful kits to help detail ‘OO’ and ‘N’ gauge wagons with loads, suitable for wagons of all sizes.

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VIDEO: Railway Icons HSDT prototype decorated sample

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

The decorated sample of the Railway Icons collection model of HSDT prototype power car 41001 has been revealed through the collaboration between Rails of Sheffield, Locomotion Models and Bachmann Europe together with a factory sound option of the model.

MIKE WILD and JONATHAN NEWTON

Exclusive CrossCountry HST train pack joins Key Publishing Exclusives collection

MIKE WILD

Key Publishing has teamed up with Hornby to offer a limited edition train pack featuring CrossCountry HST power cars 43184 and 43366 in ‘OO’ to celebrate the end of long-distance HST operation, exclusively available from the Key Model World Shop.

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