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News: Hornby reveals Peckett liveries

By Mike Wild on 5 February 2016, 12:58

Today Hornby has revealed the full colour artwork for its first three Peckett 'W4' 0-4-0STs. The livery announcements come with the manufacturer's latest 'Engine Shed' blog post.


News: OO Works shows 'UG' progress

By Mike Wild on 2 February 2016, 16:59

Specialist 'OO' gauge ready-to-run manufacturer OO Works has revealed the first images of its Great Northern Railway (Ireland) 'UG' class 0-6-0 tender engine (HM104). The 'UG' was announced along with the 'U' 4-4-0.


News: Drax launches cab ride competition

By Mike Wild on 1 February 2016, 12:26

Drax Power has launched a competition to win a cab ride on one of its biomass trains to experience its journey to deliver compressed wood pellets from one of its four ports. The winner will also receive a set of two limited edition Hornby biomass wagons and a tour of the biomass unloading facilities.


News: Stanier 'Mogul' first sample

By Mike Wild on 29 January 2016, 16:59

Bachmann has revealed the first engineering prototype of its 'OO' Stanier 'Mogul - a model which is due to be released this autumn.


News: Dean Goods, Mk 3s and new wagons from Oxford

By Mike Wild on 29 January 2016, 14:32

Oxford Rail has revealed that it is developing a new 'OO' gauge ready-to-run model of the GWR 'Dean Goods' 0-6-0 for release towards the end of 2016. The announcement came at the London Toyfair on January 24-26 along with three new wagons and a collection of BR Mk 3 carriages.


News: Peco announce new bullhead track for 'OO'

By Mike Wild on 28 January 2016, 11:38

Peco has announced that it will introduce new code 75 bullhead flexible track for 'OO' gauge with increased and more accurate sleeper spacing. The news came at the Nurnberg Toyfair in Germany where the manufacturer took the opportunity to announce several new products for 2016.


News: Golden Valley showcase 'Janus'

By Mike Wild on 27 January 2016, 11:12

The first engineering samples of Golden Valley Hobbies (GVH) new 'OO' gauge model of the Yorkshire Engine Co 'Janus' 0-6-0 diesel shunter have been revealed. The model is being produced exclusively for GVH by Oxford Rail and was announced at the Warley exhibition in November 2015.


News: Kernow launch limited Railfreight '37'

By Mike Wild on 27 January 2016, 09:49

Railfreight Distribution Class 37/5 37672 Freight Transport Association is the latest limited edition to be announced by Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC). Produced to 'OO' scale the limited run of 512 models is due to arrive with KMRC this week.


News: Heljan release new Class 33s

By Mike Wild on 26 January 2016, 11:35

A new batch of Class 33s has been delivered by Heljan for 'OO' gauge covering the 33/0, 33/1 push pull fitted and 33/2 narrow bodied locomotives.


News: Bufferbeam lettering from Cambridge Customs

By Mike Wild on 26 January 2016, 09:26

Cambridge Custom Transfers has produced two new packs of transfers for bufferbeam lettering for BR Scottish Region and Eastern Region (Great Central) steam locomotives which are available in scales from 'N' to Gauge 1.