This weekend 4th/5th December sees the fourth World of Railways Virtual Exhibition, and a weekend filled with entertainment for all ages, model railways of all shapes, sizes and scales, plus informative model ‘how-to’ advice, and interviews with the brands who bring us the models we enjoy, including a in a couple of different interviews yours … Continue reading British Railways Modelling, World of Railways fourth virtual #BigWorldShow this weekend.
As I hinted in my Workbench Witterings #10 Forward dating @Hornby Bulleid Merchant Navy 21c7 to 1947 condition post here, I also intended to do the same with my R3435 21C3 ‘Royal Mail’ model. Like the latest Hornby model of 21c7 the previously released model R3435 21C3 ‘Royal Mail’ model has been produced in her … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #11 Forward dating @Hornby Bulleid Merchant Navy 21c3 to 1947 condition
It was back in February 2015 when Hornby announced that they were to produce an original air smoothed Bulleid Merchant Pacific as part of their 2016 range, however they were then moved into the 2017 range. These first three R3434 21c1 ‘Channel Packet’, R3435 21c3 ‘Royal Mail’ and R3436 35028 ‘Clan line’ arrived in March … Continue reading Merchant Navy 35024 ‘East Asiatic Company’ in BR Blue livery with early emblem form @hornby finally arrives.
Delivered via its current day namesake, my Hornby 21C3 'Royal Mail' arrived this week. It is gratifying to see a project that I have in a small part been involved with for nearly two years come to fruition. I have already posted on this blog a few times about the Merchant Navy classes, in connection with … Continue reading The @Hornby Original Merchant Navy has docked, lets take a look… the bar has been raised again…
Last weekend I was attending the Festival of British Railway Modelling held at Doncaster racecourse organised by Warners the publishers of BRM Magazine, and spent the weekend as part of the operating crew of the High Wycombe and District MRS large '00' layout Hinton Parva. Hinton Parva represents a very busy junction station on a Joint … Continue reading A little update… Hinton Parva, @Hornby Merchant Navy & Adams Radial and 247 Developments H Class plates
Hornby have today announced their full range for 2017. As with the range for 2016 new tooling announcements fro 2017 have already been made during the last year via their informative Engineshed blog and a presentation /launch at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition. These from a Southern Railway perspective has already included the announcement last … Continue reading Hornby announce full 2017 range; a Southern Railway / Southern Region related roundup [updated 16/01/17]
As promised in my recent Warley 2016 update post this post is about the first four original Air Smoothed Bulleid Merchant Navy pacifics being released by Hornby due in the first quarter 2017. The main purpose of this post is to advise the exact condition and dates applicable to all these four versions which I hope will … Continue reading Talking Stock #35 Original Merchant Navy pacifics @Hornby initial variations in detail
Further to my post last week advising that a number of the Hornby 2016 range items had been withdrawn from the range, Hornby have also confirmed that a number of the 2016 range items have now been moved into the 2017 range, including a number of the SR / BR(s) items such as the Original … Continue reading Hornby move a number of 2016 range items into 2017 including the Original Merchant Navy pacifics
Hornby have today made a surprise announcement, bringing forward one that was due for December this year that as part of the 2016 range, that they are to produce an Original air smoothed Bullied Merchant Navy Pacific. , with some assistance already from myself, to be part of their 2016 range. The initial releases, although full … Continue reading Hornby make surprise announcement of Original Air Smoothed Merchant Navy Pacific
The third and final series of Bulleid's Merchant Navy Pacifics were not introduced until after the formation of British Railways in the Autumn of 1948. As a result they were numbered immediately into the new BR numbering series 35021 to 35030 but still initially appeared in malachite green whilst British Railways developed their own new livery schemes. The locomotives … Continue reading Talking Stock #24 3rd Series Merchant Navy initial livery variations