Today the 15th October marks the 200th birthday of William Adams (15 October 1823 – 7 August 1904). He was the Locomotive Superintendent of the North London Railway from 1858 to 1873; the Great Eastern Railway from 1873 until 1878 and then of course the London and South Western Railway until his retirement in 1895. … Continue reading #onthisday William Adams 200th Birthday. His T3 class enters service again
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At this weekend's London Festival of Railway Modelling, Dapol announced new production batches of their ex LSWR Adams B4 0-4-0 tanks and Class 73 Electro-Diesels both in 00 gauge. Adams B4 The Dapol ex LSWR B4 class 0-4-0t were first announced back in March 2014 and the first versions arrived in June 2018., with a second batch with further livery … Continue reading Dapol announce new production batches of their 00 gauge ex LSWR B4 0-4-0 tanks and Class73 Electro-diesels
This months picture... Early British Railways. USA 0-6-0t No. s73 shows off her new interim identity, whilst B4 Class 0-4-0t No. 30089 has already gained here new number and early BR crest.
This months picture... Adams T1 Class 0-4-4T No. 10 shunts the stores wagon across the turntable at Fisherton Sarum
This weekend at the second Gauge 0 Guild Virtual exhibition, Dapol announced that they are to produce an 0 Gauge version of the ex LSWR/SR/BR 0-4-0 Dock tank, These follow from their well received 00 gauge range, you can read my review here. The B4 Class were produced in 3 batches (all overall classed as … Continue reading Dapol announce O Gauge exLSWR/SR/BR Adams B4 0-4-0 Dock tank.
The ’00’ Works have produced a number of small batches of hand built Ready to Run locomotives including a variety of Southern classes, including most recently the LSWR 0330 class, ex London and South Western Drummond K10 4-4-0 and ex LSWR Drummond D15 4-4-0 and also ex London Brighton and South Coast Railway Marsh I3 … Continue reading ’00’ Works to produce a R-T-R ex LSWR Adams A12 class “Jubilee” 0-4-2.
Following on from my recent Talking Stock #38 The Adams B4 tanks post that included a brief history of the prototype and also a review of the recent range of Dapol ready to run models, I have added a few of these to my fleet for Canute Road Quay and therefore renamed and numbered to … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #7 what were these B4?
This months picture... PS. Happy we got rid American Independence Day to my USA readers on the 4th, a date that is over shadowed this year by my own 50th birthday...