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]
Category: Model Reviews
The @Hornby Bulleid Merchant Navy goes wartime black as R3717 21c7 Aberdeen Commonwealth
Arriving hot on the heels of Bulleid Merchant Navy Pacific R3632 35024 East Asiatic Company in BR Lined express blue, see my review here, is R3717 21c7 Aberdeen Commonwealth in SR wartime black as announced as part of the Hornby 2019 range announcements. 21c7 was one of the first batch of ten Merchant Navy pacifics, … Continue reading The @Hornby Bulleid Merchant Navy goes wartime black as R3717 21c7 Aberdeen Commonwealth
The all new @Hornby SR Gangwayed Bogie Luggage vans arrive.
Announced as part of the Hornby 2021 range, the Gangwayed Bogie Luggage vans have now arrived at retailers. An old version of these vans with a Triang heritage has been in and out of the Hornby catalogue for some time and were very much something of a comprise (and it is not even worth comparing … Continue reading The all new @Hornby SR Gangwayed Bogie Luggage vans arrive.
Merchant Navy 35024 ‘East Asiatic Company’ in BR Blue livery with early emblem form @hornby finally arrives.
It was back in February 2015 when Hornby announced that they were to produce an original air smoothed Bulleid Merchant Pacific as part of their 2016 range, however they were then moved into the 2017 range. These first three R3434 21c1 ‘Channel Packet’, R3435 21c3 ‘Royal Mail’ and R3436 35028 ‘Clan line’ arrived in March … Continue reading Merchant Navy 35024 ‘East Asiatic Company’ in BR Blue livery with early emblem form @hornby finally arrives.
‘New Van’ Goods Brake Vans ex LSWR Warner 20T SR diagram 1543 24T arrive from Hornby, we require a different chocolate!
Now the dust has settled on the announcement of the Hornby 2020 range, we can take a look at one of the 'New Van' items announced last January as part of the 2019 range, the LSWR/SR/BR(s) Warner 20 ton goods brake van. 75 of this type of van were built between 1915 and 1921. They … Continue reading ‘New Van’ Goods Brake Vans ex LSWR Warner 20T SR diagram 1543 24T arrive from Hornby, we require a different chocolate!
The Bachmann 45t Ransomes and Rapier steam crane arrives on the quay
Bachmann announced back in March 2015 they we to produce the 45T Ransomes and Rapier Steam Breakdown Crane based on the two that were supplied (procured by the Government) to the Southern Railway, four to the Great Western Railway and a further two to the Ministry of Supply / LNER under wartime conditions in 1940. … Continue reading The Bachmann 45t Ransomes and Rapier steam crane arrives on the quay
Rails of Sheffield ex SECR Diagram 1424 Covered Goods wagons in 00 arrive, a review.
Following their announcement in April this year retailer Rails of Sheffield have delivered on their SECR Diagram 1424 8 & 10 ton 16ft Covered Goods wagon as part of their range of exclusive models. They have worked in partnership with a 3rd party UK based 3D printing specialist and also Dapol for the final assembly … Continue reading Rails of Sheffield ex SECR Diagram 1424 Covered Goods wagons in 00 arrive, a review.
Bulleid 59ft ‘Shortie’ Coaches start to arrive from @hornby
Announced in January this year as part of their 2019 range the first of the range of Bulleid 59ft ‘Shortie’ coaches have started to arrive. A little annoying they have arrived so far as the two Southern livery composites and BR(S) liveried Brake 3rds at the time of writing preventing full correct sets in the … Continue reading Bulleid 59ft ‘Shortie’ Coaches start to arrive from @hornby
The Bachmann ex LBSCR H2 Class ‘Brighton Atlantic 4-4-2, grace and presence in one locomotive
Bachmann first announced the introduction of these ex London Brighton and South Coast Railway H2 Class 4-4-2 Locomotives back in August 2013. Although its taken a while have they captured the graceful looks of these lovely lovely Marsh / Billinton locomotives and overcome the challenges of such a wheel arrangement with tight clearances, certainly yes. … Continue reading The Bachmann ex LBSCR H2 Class ‘Brighton Atlantic 4-4-2, grace and presence in one locomotive
The Maunsell Kitchen Dining cars arrive, are they 1st Class…
Only announced as being part of the Hornby 2018 range in January this year the Maunsell 1st Class Kitchen Dining cars have now arrived and yes they are pretty much 1st Class and certainly up the standard that we have come to expect from Hornby for coaching stock. Often coupled to the Maunsell diagram 2005 … Continue reading The Maunsell Kitchen Dining cars arrive, are they 1st Class…