Hornby announce their 2022 range, new liveries for SR/BR(s) items

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

New Golden Arrow etched plates from 247 Developments

My good friend, excellent modeller and proprietor of 247 Developments Brian Mosby has advised me that he now has produced in his vast etched range Golden Arrow headboard and Arrows that adorned either Rebuilt Bulleid pacifics or BR Britannia 70004. He has also produced the rectangular style headboard used when Bulleid 1Co-Co1 diesel 10202 was … Continue reading New Golden Arrow etched plates from 247 Developments

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to you all, fill up your life with love, compassion, tolerance, peace, happiness and perhaps hopefully some time for modelling. Who knows what the next few weeks or even months might continue to bring,  please make the time to contact your friends and family, especially those whom might be alone, and not able … Continue reading Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

The next Steam’s Lament book from Strathwood Books Merchant Navys, Q1, Leader and other works

Following on from the excellent Steam's Lament - Bulleid's Light Pacifics is the next title provided to me by my friends at Strathwood Publishing being Steam's Lament - Bulleid's Merchant Navy, Q1, Leader and Other Works .  This follows the same wide landscape format and contains 208 pages often with multiple black and white photographs … Continue reading The next Steam’s Lament book from Strathwood Books Merchant Navys, Q1, Leader and other works

Two new titles from Strathwood Books for Light Pacific and EMU enthusiasts

Two new books recently published and provided to me by my friends at Strathwood Publishing are Southern Lament - Bulleid's Light Pacifics and Southern Electrics Scrapbook Volume II.  These wide landscape format books contain 208 and 176 pages respectively often with multiple black and white photographs per page along with well researched and informative captions. … Continue reading Two new titles from Strathwood Books for Light Pacific and EMU enthusiasts

#onthisday 25th April 1970 OVS Bulleid died

#onthisday 25th April 1970 Oliver Vaughan Snell Bulleid died, aged 87. He was the Southern Railway Chief Mechanical Engineer between 1937 and nationalisation in 1948. He is best celebrated for the development, under wartime conditions, of his Merchant Navy Pacifics which incorporated a host of novel ideas including the enclosed oil bath for the novel … Continue reading #onthisday 25th April 1970 OVS Bulleid died

Happy Spring Equinox

By way of a distraction from the current COVID-19 situation, today is the Spring Equinox so I thought I would celebrate the start of spring and the cheery splash of colour that daffodils bring at this time of year! In the meantime stay safe, keep in contact (not physical) and if possible assist with any … Continue reading Happy Spring Equinox