Published today is the September issue of Hornby Magazine no.159. included with the main magazine is a 32 page supplement “Modelling Guide – Southern Region.”
The initial 6 page article settinging the scene and historical background to the Southern Region has been penned by yours truly!
It was quite a challenge to keep such a wide subject within the word count and give an overview of the Southern, but hopefully I have managed to provide a suitable introduction…
The guide also includes useful articles such as:
- typical Southern Region train formations that can be modelled using ready to run stock,
- an explanation of the Southern Region Engine Head Signals and some examples of their use,
- 20 Southern top tips highlighting the signatures of the Southern and how to model them, including EMUs, concrete, pull push, third rail,named trains, art deco / odeon architecture and more
- a comprehensive motive power survey detailing all the ready to run locomotives currently available or due for release soon.
Hopefully the Magazine that also looks again at editor MIke Wild’s own extensive Southern Region layout Twelve Trees Junction, that I had the pleasure to operate at exhibitions, and the modellers guide will be of interest and use for modellers of the Southern as well as the Southern Region.
7 thoughts on “Hornby Magazine September issue 159 – Modelling Guide – Southern Region”
I stopped Hornby magazine several years ago in part due to reporting inaccuracies,
However, a well-informed supplement such as this will be most welcome and positive step for the hobby; a copy placed on order.
Just had a pleasant few minutes in the garden with a cuppa and your article Muz, very interesting!
Nice article, Graham.
A similar cluster of articles of the pre-grouping period (SECR) would also be a good idea.
I occasionally pick up HM on my sojourns to the UK, if the contents appeal. But this time I have a copy placed on order! Looking forward to learning.
What a great & comprehensively coverage of the Southern Region and a very welcomed round up of the details of equipment etc available. I will download & print out to keep as the go too reference guide
I was interested to see the Corfe Castle train formation on page 14 of Modelling the Southern Region. This was the RCTS Special on Sunday 18 June 1967. 34034 Honiton hauled the train but 80146 assisted the train at the rear because there were no run round facilities at Swanage. I also thought that there were three Mk1 blue and grey coaches at the rear and the last coach was a Bulleid semi open brake second with shallow ventilators rather than a Mk1 BSK. I thought of modelling this train but it is a bit too long for my layout and I would have to buy some blue and grey coaches which could only be used on this train
Hi Robin, the formations shown are all approximations based on available RTR stock so some compromise is required.