7mm scale Bulleid coaches under development by Greenwood & Pring

Greenwood & Pring have announced the development of a new 0 Gauge premium finescale carriage programme based on Southern Railway’s Bulleid coaches. These carriages will be manufactured in brass in Korea to a high specification with both skirted and non-skirted coach types. All metal construction Bulleid three coach sets no: 770-793 comprise the non-skirted version … Continue reading 7mm scale Bulleid coaches under development by Greenwood & Pring

Workbench Witterings#19 Building a Maunsell 350HP ‘trip’ locomotive

In my Talking Stock#15 post here I discuss the background to the three Maunsell 350HHp diesel 'trip' locomotives. In 1937 Maunsell ordered three six coupled 350hp diesel electric locos, built by the SR at Ashford with English Electric power units, to compare against the Z class 0-8-0 tanks.  They were numbered 1,2 an d 3. These … Continue reading Workbench Witterings#19 Building a Maunsell 350HP ‘trip’ locomotive

Hornby announce their 2023 range, a summary of SR/BR(s) items

Hornby have today announced their forthcoming range for 2023 as being a year of catch up, so not a huge amount to report for SR / BR(s) modellers (or anyone really...unless you are a collector of Gresley pacifics). New Tooling Hornby's new tooling for 2023 is not SR / BR(s) orientated and includes the LNER … Continue reading Hornby announce their 2023 range, a summary of SR/BR(s) items

Marking 100 years since the formation of the Southern Railway – a potted history

It would be remiss of me not to mark the fact that today is 100 years since the Grouping and the formation of the Southern Railway, it also of course marks the demise of its constituent companies. This post attempts to provide a simplified potted history of the Grouping and the Southern Railway. Although the … Continue reading Marking 100 years since the formation of the Southern Railway – a potted history

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to you all, fill up your life with love, compassion, tolerance, peace, happiness and perhaps hopefully some time for modelling. The wonderful Southern Railway Christmas press advert from December 1924 seen left (click for a larger version) was recently unearthed by friend and Railway Historian Dr, David Turner, and is a fascinating glimpse … Continue reading Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The 00 gauge model wish list poll for 2022 is now open

The not so annual 00 gauge wish list poll has gone live today and runs until 1800 on Friday 30 December. The team last ran The 00 Wishlist Poll back in autumn 2019. They listed over 800 items together with a massive Poll Guide and it simply became unsustainable – for many reasons – to maintain that … Continue reading The 00 gauge model wish list poll for 2022 is now open

Going dumb… with 247 Developments vertical buffers.

Many early and or industrial rolling stock including both wagons and locomotives had very primitive 'dumb' buffers often fashioned from wooden blocks. I had previously created this on a couple of the industrial locomotives sometimes seen on Canute Road Quay such as the Hatton’s Andrew Barclay 14″ 0-6-0t and Hornby W4 Peckett 0-4-0t and this … Continue reading Going dumb… with 247 Developments vertical buffers.