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.

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STAFF PROJECTS: New Junctions for New Junction II

RICHARD WATSON

As New Junction II begins to take shape, sleeper spacing, a lack of track pins and a new track formation have added to the workload, as RICHARD WATSON outlines.

RICHARD WATSON
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Modelling ploughed fields

DAN EVASON

A ploughing scene makes an ideal corner filler for a model railway. DAN EVASON explains how he built this diorama which could be added to any steam era layout.

DAN EVASON

Railtour 33/1s for KMRC

MARK CHIVERS

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has commissioned two new exclusive ‘OO’ gauge Class 33/1 locomotives from Heljan, finished as 33104 and 33106 in BR blue.

MARK CHIVERS
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Kirkby Stephen West

Malcolm Rochford

The ‘Long Drag’ pushed steam locomotives and their crews to the limits. MALCOLM ROCHFORD explains how he recreated a small part of the Settle & Carlisle line in ‘OO’ gauge.Photography: Jonathan Newton

Malcolm Rochford
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Hornby Magazine March 2023 | HM189

Welcome to the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM189, March 2023. Highlights of this issue include our Flying Scotsman Centenary supplement, first reviews of the latest releases and much more. Read the full magazine in PDF format here and check out our latest video content in the Video Features section.

WIN! A Hornby ‘OO’ gauge Stanier ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2, worth over £200.

Hornby ‘OO’ gauge Stanier ‘Princess Coronation’ 4-6-2 in BR lined express passenger blue with early crests

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Hattons wows with Metrovick’s ugly duckling

MIKE WILD

BR’s Modernisation Plan brought with it a raft of pilot scheme diesel locomotives and amongst those was the Metropolitan-Vickers Co-Bo – one of the more unusual and arresting designs of the era.

MIKE WILD

Model Rail Scotland 2023 exhibition preview

MARK CHIVERS

Scotland’s premier model railway exhibition returns to the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow on February 24 to 26. MARK CHIVERS previews this annual three-day exhibition.

MARK CHIVERS
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UPDATED: Bachmann reveals Spring 2023 British Railway Announcements

MARK CHIVERS

Bachmann has revealed its Spring 2023 British Railway Announcements with a raft of new model releases across its ‘OO’, ‘N’, ‘OO9’ and ‘O’ gauge ranges.

MARK CHIVERS
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WORKBENCH: Class 20 weathering – Part 2

TIM SHACKLETON

With Class 20s aplenty on his workbench, TIM SHACKLETON continues in his quest to confer a series of subtle makeovers to his fleet of ‘OO’ English Electric Type 1s.

TIM SHACKLETON