Many early and or industrial rolling stock including both wagons and locomotives had very primitive 'dumb' buffers often fashioned from wooden blocks. I had previously created this on a couple of the industrial locomotives sometimes seen on Canute Road Quay such as the Hatton’s Andrew Barclay 14″ 0-6-0t and Hornby W4 Peckett 0-4-0t and this … Continue reading Going dumb… with 247 Developments vertical buffers.
Accurascale have today announced that they are to produce the SR built banana vans to diagrams 1478 and 1479. The banana traffic through Southampton docks in the early 1930s had grown rapidly and whilst the SR had the 99 LSWR built banana vans these were not enough and resulted in the SR hiring suitable vans … Continue reading Accurascale go bananas… and announce SR Diagram 1478 and 1479 banana vans in 00
KMS Railtech have announced that they are in talks with Accurascale to produce the Class 73/9 locomotive in 4mm OO Gauge. They are currently in the initial stages of the project and at this point are encouraging expressions of interest. If there is sufficient demand they would open up the project for pre-orders and delivery … Continue reading KMS Railtech Exclusive OO Gauge Class 73/9 expressions of interest