The Rapido Trains UK ‘OO’ gauge GWR V6 'Iron Mink' covered vans have arrived, it might seem unusual for such a wagon to mentioned here you might be thinking... there is a reason, read on... The GWR covered vans of all metal construction, therefore known as 'Iron Minks', appeared between 1888 and 1901 (after which … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK ex GWR V6 ‘Iron Mink’ as SR ‘Cone’ Improvised Gunpowder van arrives
Category: Model Reviews
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.