Bachmann SECR/SR Diagram 1559 Dance Hall 25T Brake Vans arrive – a review

Following it being revealed in the Bachmann Quarterly British Railway Announcements for Autumn 2022 last August  the newly tooled SECR/SR Maunsell/Lyons Diagram 1559 25 ton good brake have arrived with retailers. These ‘modern’ 24ft long 16ft wheel base brake vans with their spacious guard’s accommodation were first introduced in 1918, and given the nickname ‘Dance … Continue reading Bachmann SECR/SR Diagram 1559 Dance Hall 25T Brake Vans arrive – a review

Rapido Trains UK ex SECR / SR Diagram 1426 van and the Dia. 1744 ballast wagons arrive – a review

The Rapido Trains UK ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern & Chatham Railway wagons, the Diagram 1426 van and the Dia. 1744 ballast wagon announced in January this year have now arrived. Both these wagons share the same  9ft 6in wheelbase with the five and seven plank open wagons that were released in April 2022. The Diagram … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK ex SECR / SR Diagram 1426 van and the Dia. 1744 ballast wagons arrive – a review

Bachmann announce ex LSWR / SR 56ft non corridor cross country sets as part the EFE Rail range

As part of their quarterly British Railway Announcements for Winter 2022 Bachmann have announced the ex London South Western Railway (LSWR) / Southern railway 56ft non corridor cross country sets in 00 gauge. There were 36 sets formed wholly of 56ft vehicles and these sets were generically called ‘Cross County sets’. They were constructed between … Continue reading Bachmann announce ex LSWR / SR 56ft non corridor cross country sets as part the EFE Rail range

Accurascale go bananas… and announce SR Diagram 1478 and 1479 banana vans in 00

Accurascale have today announced that they are to produce the SR built banana vans to diagrams 1478 and 1479. The banana traffic through Southampton docks in the early 1930s had grown rapidly and whilst the SR had the 99 LSWR built banana vans these were not enough and resulted in the SR hiring suitable vans … Continue reading Accurascale go bananas… and announce SR Diagram 1478 and 1479 banana vans in 00

Bachmann Bulleid coaches are arriving soon – a review

The long awaited all new tooled Bachmann Bulleid coaches announced in 2018 are now due to arrive soon (although the SR Malachite versions will be slightly delayed, see below) and SR and BR(s) modellers alike can be pleased to have a range of accurate and highly detailed to modern standards range of Bulleid coaches that … Continue reading Bachmann Bulleid coaches are arriving soon – a review

LSWR Diagram 1410 Covered van in 0 Gauge announced by Kernow Model Rail Centre

Kernow Model Rail Centre have announced the LSWR Diagram 1410 Covered Van in 0 Gauge as an exclusive model with the tooling owned by Kernow Model Rail Centre The numerous LSWR 10 ton covered vans were built between 1885 and 1922 to a few different diagrams as the design was developed. Different body styles were … Continue reading LSWR Diagram 1410 Covered van in 0 Gauge announced by Kernow Model Rail Centre

New CAD images released by Dapol of Bulleid Light Pacifics in N Gauge

Last weekend at the International N Gauge show (TINGS) Dapol released images of new Cads for their proposed Bulleid Light Pacifics in N Gauge. Dapol first announced their intention to produce Bulleid Light Pacifics in N Gauge back in 2012, yes 2012  and showed some initial cads at the time that quite frankly required quote … Continue reading New CAD images released by Dapol of Bulleid Light Pacifics in N Gauge

Heljan announce new SR Passenger Luggage Vans and Utility Vans in 0 Guage

Heljan have today announced that are to produce the SR 4 wheel Passenger Luggage Vans and Utility Vans in 0 Gauge. The Passenger Luggage Vans, ‘PLV’ (Parcels / Miscellaneous Van, PMV) were initially developed by the SECR in 1919, the design formed the base for numerous luggage produced subsequently by the Southern. The original SECR … Continue reading Heljan announce new SR Passenger Luggage Vans and Utility Vans in 0 Guage

E1 class No. W2 Yarmouth in 00 from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Further to my post here announcing the LBSC E1 0-6-0T variations being produced by Rapido trains UK the Isle of Wight Steam Railway have today announced that they working with Rapido trains UK on an exclusive 00 gauge model of our E1 Class locomotive W2 Yarmouth. The finished model will be depicted in Southern Railway … Continue reading E1 class No. W2 Yarmouth in 00 from the Isle of Wight Steam Railway

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