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
This months picture... More information about how you can support the 35006 Locomotive Society can be found here. PS. Happy we got rid American Independence Day to my USA readers on the 4th, a date that is overshadowed by my own birthday...
This months picture...
The first "Hornby clockwork train" was released by Meccano Ltd. back in 1920 and therefore the current Hornby are marking the Centenary in style. The full history of Hornby can be found elsewhere but I am sure we are all familiar with the Hornby brands and ranges including: In this post I will provide outline … Continue reading Hornby to celebrate Centenary in style with ambitious plans for their 2020 range, even if not too much Southern… also Work In Progress update
This months picture... Bulleid merchant Navy 21C14 heads towards Salisbury past Fisherton Sarum shed. 21C14 is a Millholme white metal kit
Further to my update of 8th May here regarding Bulleid Merchant Navy pacific 35006 Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co and her steaming plans for this month, things change quickly, 35006 was additionally steamed and running services on 16/17/18th May, but now a problem with a repair carried out to P&O in the early days has … Continue reading Bulleid Merchant Navy update, including 35028, 35006 and 35018 #bulleidbrillance good, not so good and possibly ugly… [update 24/05/17]
The winners of the first British Model Railway Awards for 2016 have been announced today and can be read here. This year saw a resurgence for Hornby wining not only 00 manufacturer of the year, but also Overall Manufacturer of the year, helped by within a number of the categories Southern Railway / Region related products … Continue reading And the 2016 winners are… British Model Railway Awards
Well the annual event that is the Warley National Model Railway show at the NEC has now been and gone and by all accounts it appears that it was a good show, not that I was able to see as much of it as I might have liked. I had a good weekend on the … Continue reading Warley 2016 updates from a Southern Perspective [updated 30/11/16]
Further to my post last week advising that a number of the Hornby 2016 range items had been withdrawn from the range, Hornby have also confirmed that a number of the 2016 range items have now been moved into the 2017 range, including a number of the SR / BR(s) items such as the Original … Continue reading Hornby move a number of 2016 range items into 2017 including the Original Merchant Navy pacifics
A new Society, The General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society, has been formed with the aim of not only restoring but more ambitiously returning Bulleid Merchant Navy Pacific 35011 General Steam Navigation into original air smoothed condition. 35011 was introduced in December 1944, as one of the second series built (described and illustrated in more detail in model … Continue reading Support getting 35011 General Steam Navigation to original form