Amid some of the heart breaking events and issues that life is throwing at many of us at the moment, being able to step aside into model building can be very therapeutic. This is a quick post to show some of the progress being made on another one of Westhill Road's key buildings, this time … Continue reading Workbench Witterings#16 The foundations of the Westhill Road Station Building
Bachmann Europe have continued their new policy of making quarterly product announcements the highlight of todays announcement of new tooling is the SECR/SR Maunsell/Lyons Diagram 1559 25 ton good brake van first introduced in 1918. These 'modern' 24ft long 16ft wheel base brake vans with their spacious guard's accommodation were given the nickname 'Dancehalls' . … Continue reading Bachmann Showcase Product Announcements – Autumn 2022 include SECR Diagram 1559 Dancehall Brake Van
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Hot on the heels of my post last month of the Rapido trains UK ex LBSC E1 class 0-6-0t Cad renders, that can be seen here, the list of the 14 'E1' versions being produced so far to cover all key variations has been revealed as below. Rapido trains UK have done their best to … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK reveal the ex LBSC E1 class 0-6-0t versions being produced in 00 gauge
Heljan first announced that they were to produce the North British 10800 800hp prototype diesel only in February this year, at this weekends DEMU Showcase exhibition they showed an Engineering Prototype (EP). As I stated and detailed in my post in February 10800 is not strictly a Southern Region Locomotive, however 10800 did see trials … Continue reading Heljan shows Engineering Prototype of North British / Ivatt 10800 ‘wonder engine’ diesel in 00
With apologies to David Bowie... regular readers may have spotted a slight change to the layout of my little corner of the world wide web. The previous WordPress theme (page style) I was using had become obsolete and was causing a few back office and functionality issues, so I therefore have adopted a new WordPress … Continue reading Ch-ch-changes, Turn and face the (s)train…
Published by friends at Pen and Sword Transport “Seventy Years of the South Western – A Railway Journey Through Time” is Colin Boocock’s romp through the South Western railways on which he grew up and later worked on. With yesterday, July 9th, marking 55 years since the end of the steam on the Southern Region a review … Continue reading Seventy Years of the South Western, A Railway Journey Through Time – a Review @transportps
The Kernow Model Rail Centre have announced an Exclusive 0 Gauge 1902 RCH seven plank open wagon in the livery of Guildford brick and tile manufacturer “T. Mitchell”. Thomas Mitchell was originally the proprietor of a brick and gravel merchant, that by the early 1900s had become Thomas Mitchell and Sons, brick and tile manufacturers, … Continue reading KMRC announce Exclusive 0 Gauge 1902 RCH seven plank open wagon in the livery of Guildford brick and tile manufacturer T.Mitchell
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Something for the slightly more modern Southern area modellers, in N Gauge, The Graham Farish Class 319 EMUs have arrived. The models were first announced back in 2016 the 25th anniversary of Network South East, and the following versions are available: 372-875 No. 319004 in the colourful Network SouthEast (Revised) livery of red, white and blue … Continue reading The Graham Farish Class 319 EMU arrives – a review by NGaugeNews.com