What’s New – Narrow Gauge

See what’s new on the UK modelling scene. You get photos, information and links to where you can buy the latest releases to hit the UK model railway scene.

There’s everything from narrow gauge wagons right through to highly-detailed O scale locos that want to find a home in your model railway room.

9 Dec 2018

009 Manning Wardles
These neat little Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Manning Wardles will be hitting the hobby shop shelves in the UK this week and you had better be quick because all 3 numbers … 9950, 9951 and 9952 … are already out of stock at the factory.

And they’re not expected to last long in the hobby shops either.

However, if you miss them there will be a chance to pick up one, or all of, the three in Southern livery when they arrive some time in January.

28 Nov 2018

Still to come …
Bachmann still has a few On30 items listed in their 2018 release list that have yet to arrive.

They include:

  • An 0-6-0 steamer with DCC in three different road names … and 1 undecorated version
  • A reefer in four different versions and
  • An On30 sound module for the 0-6-0

There are examples below and you can see them all on this page on the Bachmann website and maybe we will see them in the hobby shops before December 31


23 Nov 2018

Lyn in 009
Heljan has just announced the upcoming release of Lynton & Barnstaple Railway’s 2-4-2T “Lyn” in 009. Heljan plan to release this model 2 versions of L&BR green and 2 versions of Southern green as well as an unnumbered version in plain black.

You can expect to see “Lyn” in 2020.


22 Nov 2018

A multi-media kit in OO Scale?
Narrow Planet have announced that they are working on the prototype of a 4mm scale kit for the F.C. Hibberd 18-ton Planet.

It will use the familiar Spud motor bogie and is comprised of a 3D printed bodyshell core and etched overlay detail and should be on display at the Warley Model Railway Club & Exhibition at the NEC this coming weekend.

13 Nov 2018

7/8th Scale Signal Box
North Pilton Works don’t just produce fine loco and rolling stock kits for Garden Railways, they also produce buildings too.

Their latest kit is this neat little compact signal box that comes with a highly detailed exterior and plenty of interior detail too. 

And you get interior lighting as well.

Find all the details for this fine kit on this page at the North Pilton Works website.

10 Nov 2018

16mm Wagon Kits
Ash Models are releasing a range 16mm rolling stock kits that should really appeal to large-scale, narrow gauge modelers.

The range of kits include:

3-plank wagon with a load of crates

Open sheep wagon

Cattle wagon

Machinery wagon (pictured here)

Single-plank open wagon with load

Brake van

Goods van with opening doors

Open coach

2nd/3rd coach

3rd coach

1st Class luggage van

You can find more information on the Ash Models website

7 Nov 2018

009 Perfection
This exquisite La Meuse 2-6-0T loco is now available in kit form from Narrow Planet.

The kit is produced by Neil Sayer and is designed to run on a Graham Farish 08 mechanism.

You will find more information and an order form here on the Narrow Planet website.

3 Oct 2018

7/8th scale standard slate wagon

The latest kit from North Pilton Works is this 7/8th scale standard slate wagon.

This is a kit that’s designed for garden railways and it produces a sturdy wagon that comes with 25mm steel wheels, roller bearings on the axle boxes and full brake detail.

You will find more details and a ‘buy’ link right here.

13 Sept 2018

Rolling stock and accessories for 7/8th scale
North Pilton Works have announced the release of 3 rolling stock kits … an open wagon, a covered van and a guards van … and a set of semaphore signals for 7/8th scale.

The open wagon features planked and beaded sides and a working drop-down door.

The covered van features planked and beaded sides and a sliding door while the guards van features glazing and a full interior complete with lights. There’s also a working tail lamp.

The working semaphore signals feature a working LED lamp with coloured lenses.

For more details follow the link to the manufacturer’s website.