Hornby have today announced their forthcoming range for 2022. Although no tooling from a Southern Railway perspective modellers, the highlights include new versions of the Class 423 4-VEP EMUs, a new Dublo version of the original Merchant Navy and new LSWR and Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway liveried 'generic' coaches. New Tooling Hornby's new tooling … Continue reading Hornby announce their 2022 range, new liveries for SR/BR(s) items
Hornby have today announced their forthcoming range for 2021. The highlights from a Southern Railway perspective being new versions of the Merchant Navy's with diecast bodies and Hornby Dublo branding, new Maunsell catering vehicles and a long awaited completely new tooled Ganywayed bogie luggage vans. Locomotives Although technically no new locomotive tooling for Southern modelers; … Continue reading Hornby announce 2021 range including brand new Merchant Navys, catering vehicles and gangwayed luggage vans
The William Stroudley designed A1 / A1x class first introduced by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSC) in 1872 and eventually the class comprised of 50 locomotives. Most were withdrawn in the very 1900s, however 21 gained a new lease of life and were fitted with new boilers and other modifications between 1912 … Continue reading Another Terrier A1 A1X class takes to the Rails (of Sheffield)
Last weekend saw the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC, as in previous years I have always endeavoured to round-up some of the news and items of interest from mainly a Southern / BR(s) perspective. It has been usual for some of the manufacturers to use the event to make announcements of new items or showcase … Continue reading And now the SR / BR(S) related news from Warley… is that this year there is no news… well almost…
Rails Limited in partnership with Dapol and the National Railway Museum announced at this weekends London Festival of Railway Modelling that they will produce the LBSC Terrier and all its subsequent variants in OO Gauge. With all the experience Dapol has gained from making the award winning O Gauge version of the A1 / A1X Terrier … Continue reading New 00 ex LBSC A1 / A1x Terrier announced by Rails of Sheffield
Today's post is an update / catch up on the status of a few Southern Railway / Region related models that are in progress with a number of the Ready to Run manufacturers / commissioners from N to 0 gauge. Kernow Model Centre Regular readers of my blog will know that I have been assisting the … Continue reading Southern Railway / Region related model news update – further updated 12/06/2015
Hot on the heals of the first Engineering Prototypes (EP) of the Kernow Model Centre ex London & South Western Railway (LSWR) Adams O2 class being received a couple of weeks ago as reported here, the first running sample has now been received. Whilst this running sample is substantially more complete detail wise than the … Continue reading Kernow O2 running sample arrives, and in other news….