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 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

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

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

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.

New Golden Arrow etched plates from 247 Developments

My good friend, excellent modeller and proprietor of 247 Developments Brian Mosby has advised me that he now has produced in his vast etched range Golden Arrow headboard and Arrows that adorned either Rebuilt Bulleid pacifics or BR Britannia 70004. He has also produced the rectangular style headboard used when Bulleid 1Co-Co1 diesel 10202 was … Continue reading New Golden Arrow etched plates from 247 Developments

The ex LSWR 10T Diagram 1541 Road Vans by Kernow Model Rail Centre arrive.

The much-anticipated ex LSWR / SR Diagram 1541 10T Road Van produced as an exclusive model by the Kernow Model Rail Centre  have now arrived (appropriately via Southampton Docks) and are being despatched to customers and all pre-orders being fulfilled (but please expect this to take a few days).  This is not a review for obvious … Continue reading The ex LSWR 10T Diagram 1541 Road Vans by Kernow Model Rail Centre arrive.

Wainwright elegance SECR D Class 4-4-0 from Rails of Sheffield / Dapol in 00 arrives. [Updated 04/07/21]

The attractive Wainwright D class 4-4-0 from Retailer Rails Of Sheffield  in partnership with Dapol and Locomotion Models that was announced in October 2019 has now arrived.  Hopeful the images within this post will show how well the model looks and perpetuates the elegance. A total of 51 of these elegant D Class 4-4-0s were built in a … Continue reading Wainwright elegance SECR D Class 4-4-0 from Rails of Sheffield / Dapol in 00 arrives. [Updated 04/07/21]