Trains Times Model Shop exclusive Rapido Trains UK LB&SCR E1 0-6-0 locomotive identities revealed

Further to my post last month where Rapido Trains UK revealed the versions of the LBSC E1 class 0-6-0 tank locomotives they are producing, it also advised that Train Times of Eastbourne announced a exclusive livery versions for the Rapido Trains UK LB&SCR E1 in LBSC Lined Black . Train Times have today revealed the … Continue reading Trains Times Model Shop exclusive Rapido Trains UK LB&SCR E1 0-6-0 locomotive identities revealed

Ch-ch-changes, Turn and face the (s)train…

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…

Seventy Years of the South Western, A Railway Journey Through Time – a Review @transportps

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

Any colour you like as long as its SR Goods Wagon Brown, the hues and lows of colour perception

Colour perception, especially with models, is an often debated topic especially when manufacturers occasionally, and some more than others, appear to get it wrong. There can be several reasons why colours on models do not always appear correct. In this post I look at some of the issues and reasons that can influence getting colours … Continue reading Any colour you like as long as its SR Goods Wagon Brown, the hues and lows of colour perception

Rapido Trains UK SECR 5 and 7 plank wagons in 00 arrive.

Rapido Trains UK first announced these 00 gauge ready to run South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) / Southern Railway wagons in May 2021 and they have now arrived at retailers.  These new models cover the Diagram 1355 seven-plank open and both the Diagram 1347 and Diagram 1349 five-plank opens built by the South Eastern … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK SECR 5 and 7 plank wagons in 00 arrive.

Two new Southern Railway publications: “Alfred Raworth’s Electric Southern Railway” and “Southern Times”

Two new publications are hitting the shelves of good purveyors of books that are worthy of any Southern Railway historian and or modeller's reference library. Firstly, from friends at Pen and Sword Transport is "Alfred Raworth’s Electric Southern Railway." by Peter Steer. There have been many books that cover and detail the history and development … Continue reading Two new Southern Railway publications: “Alfred Raworth’s Electric Southern Railway” and “Southern Times”

Hornby announce their 2022 range, new liveries for SR/BR(s) items

Hornby have today announced their forthcoming range for 2022. Although no tooling from a Southern Railway perspective modellers, the highlights include new versions of the Class 423 4-VEP EMUs, a new Dublo version of the original Merchant Navy and new LSWR and Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway liveried 'generic' coaches. New Tooling Hornby's new tooling … Continue reading Hornby announce their 2022 range, new liveries for SR/BR(s) items

The Model Railway Club – January Lecture – Modelling the Southern – 13th January

I am delighted and honoured to have been asked to present the January lecture at The Model Railway Club on Thursday 13th January.  My presentation is titled "Where the sunshine comes soonest! Modelling the Southern" Illustrated with my own models I will explore my reasons for modelling the Southern, my own time period of 1946 … Continue reading The Model Railway Club – January Lecture – Modelling the Southern – 13th January

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. Who knows what the next few weeks or even months might continue to bring,  please make the time to contact your friends and family, especially those whom might be alone, and not able … Continue reading Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year