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.

Bachmann Mk 2 DBSO for OO gauge Review Premium

Bachmann modern era DBSOs

The Driving Brake Second Open (DBSO) coaches are a sought-after part of the Bachmann Mk 2F collection. MIKE WILD checks out one of the latest versions which models these push-pull coaches in their final form. Read our full review online first here.

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STAFF PROJECTS: Electrical endeavours for New Junction

With the build racing ahead, it was time to pause for reflection giving time to complete the more mundane tasks on this new ‘OO’ layout. RICHARD WATSON plods on with the essential but repetitive tasks.

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Orleton Road - Western region in the 1940s

Recreating a famous layout by Peter Denny in ’OO’ gauge looked like an easy project for DAN EVASON. However, fitting it into a garage presented some intriguing challenges, as Dan explains.

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Bridge Building - a step by step guide

A bridge offers a useful scenic focal point on a model railway. DAN EVASON shows how he built a unique structure for a ’OO9’ gauge layout.

Making Tracks II – Pete Waterman’s 2022 ‘OO’ gauge layout


This year Pete Waterman and the Railnuts group have built a brand-new ‘OO’ gauge West Coast Main Line layout. See it one final time at the Great Electric Train Show.

Flangeway models 'OO' gauge ‘Salmon’ wagon SA002 Review Freemium

Flangeway ‘Salmon’ wagon for 'OO' gauge

After a protracted development which resulted in a dimensionally inaccurate model appearing, Flangeway’s revised ‘OO’ gauge 50ton ‘Salmon’ bogie rail wagon is here. MARK CHIVERS inspects this latest catch.

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Greenford Broadway - a London Underground Micro layout

TONY DEAN’s longstanding love of London suburban services set the stage for his fascinating compact micro layout in ‘OO’ gauge.

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Big ‘Cat’ sound for the Dapol Class 68

The Vossloh Class 68s are one of the most modern and powerful diesel-electrics running today. MIKE WILD installs the latest generation MS series ZIMO decoder into the feature rich Dapol ‘OO’ gauge model.

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Hornby's Welsh Class 67

Hornby has delivered a new variant of its popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 67 diesel. MARK CHIVERS takes a closer look at this latest release.

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New Trainsporter Model Railway storage solutions

TRAINSPORTER has added two new heavy-duty plastic stackable carry cases to its growing range of storage solutions.