Originally announced by Hornby in December 2013 the ex LSWR Drummond 700 class 0-6-0 locomotive models have now arrived. I outlined the history of the class in my Talking Stock #29 Black Motors, Drummond’s 700 class here so I will not repeat the detail in this post. Click on any of the pictures below to enlarge. The … Continue reading Hornby’s Black Motor ex LSWR / SR 700 class a review
Following on from their break in tradition by announcing some of next years range at the Warley show last month today sees the announcement of their full plans for 2015, this post is a summary of the information from a Southern / BR(s) modellers perspective. The main highlight is completely new tooling to produce an S15 … Continue reading Hornby 2015 range announcement from an SR/BR(s) perspective sees an S15 and Adams Radial
Douglas Drummond's first locomotive class built after his appointment as Chief Mechanical Engineer to the London South Western Railway (LSWR) in 1895 was the 30 strong 700 Class of 0-6-0 goods engines later to be widely known as 'Black Motors'. They were in fact very similar to a previous class of his built for the … Continue reading Talking Stock #29 Black Motors, Drummond’s 700 class
Following the announcement by Hornby on Monday of their plans for 2014 that included an ex LSWR Drummond 700 class 0-6-0 and SR 2 Hal EMU a number of questions had been raised. Firstly with respect to the Drummond 700 class it was noticed by a number of people, including by friend and SR aficionado Chris … Continue reading Hornby 2014 announcement update 700 class and 2 Hal / 2 Bil
Hornby have today announced their 2014 range and included within it are a number of new items of interest to Southern modellers with the headline being the introduction of a Drummond 700 class 0-6-0 and 2 HAL EMU to the range. Below I summarise the releases of interest to Southern / BR(s) modellers. The Drummond … Continue reading Hornby 2014 announcement from an SR/BR(s) perspective includes Drummond 700 Class and 2 HAL EMU
Dugald Drummond joined the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) in 1895 as Locomotive Engineer, succeeding William Adams (see my Talking Stock # 14 post here) having previously worked for the North British Railway, London Brighton & South Coast Railway and the Caledonian Railway. His title changed to Chief Mechanical Engineer in January 1905 and he … Continue reading Talking Stock #17 Drummond’s 4-4-0s more than just T9s!