Bachmann Showcase Product Announcements – Autumn 2022 include SECR Diagram 1559 Dancehall Brake Van

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

Rapido Trains UK reveal the ex LBSC E1 class 0-6-0t versions being produced in 00 gauge

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 shows Engineering Prototype of North British / Ivatt 10800 ‘wonder engine’ diesel in 00

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

KMRC announce Exclusive 0 Gauge 1902 RCH seven plank open wagon in the livery of Guildford brick and tile manufacturer T.Mitchell

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

The Graham Farish Class 319 EMU arrives – a review by NGaugeNews.com

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

Latest ex LBSC E1 class 0-6-0t CAD renders from Rapido Trains UK

Rapido trains UK confirmed back in January that they are going to produce the LBSCR ‘E1’ 0-6-0T in '00’ gauge, as part of their growing range, despite it no longer being a commission by Model Rail magazine. My friends at Rapido trains UK have kindly provide me with copies of the latest CAD renders for … Continue reading Latest ex LBSC E1 class 0-6-0t CAD renders from Rapido Trains UK

Rapido Trains UK announce SR Diagram 1379/1400 8 plank open wagons in 00 and SECR wagons in N gauge, and an exclusive brake van livery from Train Times.

Rapido trains UK have announced they are producing a range of  SR Diagram 1379 and Diagram 1400 eight  plank open wagons in 00. They have also announced that their SECR wagons and Diagram 1558 6 wheel brake van are to be produced in N gauge as wagon packs. There were ten standard open wagon designs … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK announce SR Diagram 1379/1400 8 plank open wagons in 00 and SECR wagons in N gauge, and an exclusive brake van livery from Train Times.

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

New LSWR 3D printed station seats and hand barrows available from Mudmagnet models

A new range of LSWR 3D printed station seats and hand barrows in 4mm scale are now available from my friend and excellent modeller Richard Slate via his Mudmagnet Models. You may have seen some of Richard's lovely layouts, on the exhibition circuit before, with their high level of attention to detail such as "Orchard … Continue reading New LSWR 3D printed station seats and hand barrows available from Mudmagnet models

Hornby Maunsell Diagram 2652 3rd Class Dining Saloons arrive

Hornby announced as part of their new 2021 range they were to produce new tooling for the Maunsell Dining Saloons to Diagram 2652 as introduced in 1927. In my Talking Stock#39 post about the complexities of the Southern Catering vehicles I advised that in 1930 the six Diagram 2652 Saloons were reclassified as Open Thirds and … Continue reading Hornby Maunsell Diagram 2652 3rd Class Dining Saloons arrive