Talking Stock #39 Catering for Southern travellers by Hornby

As we are talking Southern Railway catering vehicles it might be worth sitting down and having some light refreshment to go with the read as things are going to get a little confusing and complex! The Southern Railway even with its relatively short distances involved, when compared with some of the other railway companies, still … Continue reading Talking Stock #39 Catering for Southern travellers by Hornby

Bachmann Showcase Product Announcements – Winter 2020 includes H1 and H2 class new liveries and EFE Rail Well Tanks and Gate Stock

Bachmann Europe have continued their new policy of making quarterly product announcements and as per last August whilst Covid-19 has stopped the physical showcase event taking place Collectors Club members were able to get a virtual preview of today’s announcement earlier this morning. Bachmann  Although no new tooling is announced main new additions to the range … Continue reading Bachmann Showcase Product Announcements – Winter 2020 includes H1 and H2 class new liveries and EFE Rail Well Tanks and Gate Stock

New exclusive LSWR Type 3a ‘Petersfield’ Scenecraft Signal Box in 00 available now from Kernow Model Rail Centre

The Kernow Model Rail Centre has today announced the release of exclusive commission from Bachmann Scenecraft in 00 of the ex London South Western Railway (LSWR) Type 3a, Grade two listed, signal box at Petersfield. The Petersfield type 3a signal box was built c1885 and is located on the Portsmouth Direct Line between Havent and … Continue reading New exclusive LSWR Type 3a ‘Petersfield’ Scenecraft Signal Box in 00 available now from Kernow Model Rail Centre

Kernow Model Rail Centre receive first Engineering Sample of the ex LSWR / SR Diagram 1541 10t Road Van

The Kernow Model Rail Centre have received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) from the tooling for the much-anticipated ex LSWR / SR Diagram 1541 10T Road Van. First introduced by the London & South Western Railway (LSWR) in 1884 they were later classed as Southern Railway Diagram 1541.  Almost 500 of these were built between … Continue reading Kernow Model Rail Centre receive first Engineering Sample of the ex LSWR / SR Diagram 1541 10t Road Van

New Development Manager for Kernow Model Rail Centre – or letting the cat out of the bag

I am delighted to announce that, after spending 15 years in the Road Safety and Traffic Management sector, spending some time out due to Covid 19 has resulted in a decision to change lifestyle, I am delighted, having already hinted a new role, to be taking up the newly created role of Development Manager with … Continue reading New Development Manager for Kernow Model Rail Centre – or letting the cat out of the bag

Kernow Model Rail Centre announce Class 50 GBRF Pack in N gauge, and other Dapol news

Although not the usual time period for my blog, I certainly remember the Class 50s on the Waterloo to Exeter line albeit not in this latest livery. The Kernow Model Rail Centre have today announced they have commissioned Dapol to produce the GBRf Class 50s in N Gauge. 50 007 “Hercules” and 50 049 “Defiance” … Continue reading Kernow Model Rail Centre announce Class 50 GBRF Pack in N gauge, and other Dapol news

Bachmann Product Announcements – Autumn 2020 – introducing a new brand EFE Rail

Bachmann Europe advised at the start of the year, before the advent of Covid-19 a change to the way they make product announcements and that they would take place every quarter revealing new items that would be actually available in the following three months. The aim was that they would hold a product showcase event … Continue reading Bachmann Product Announcements – Autumn 2020 – introducing a new brand EFE Rail

Kernow Model Rail Centre Branches Out, bucking the trend a new model railway shop to open

The Kernow Model Rail Centre have announced this morning that they are to open a brand new model railway shop in Guildford, Surrey. This is an ambitious venture and a positive for the model railway sector which has seen many local model shops close rather than open over the last few years. They expect to open … Continue reading Kernow Model Rail Centre Branches Out, bucking the trend a new model railway shop to open

Model Railway Awards for 2018, like buses two come along at once, vote now, vote Southern of course… (and a bit of a shameless plug!)

It's the start of 2019 and two separate votes for UK Model Railway Awards have opened. Voting for the 2018 British Model Railways Awards promoted on RMweb and British Railways Modelling Magazine is now live and open for voting until 20th January with the winners being announced in the Spring edition of British Railways Modelling Magazine and on RMweb. As well as … Continue reading Model Railway Awards for 2018, like buses two come along at once, vote now, vote Southern of course… (and a bit of a shameless plug!)

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. As the festive season and New Year break is upon us, I just wanted to say many thanks to all of you whom have taken the time to read my ramblings over the past … Continue reading Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year