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

#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

Picture of the Month – September 2019

This months picture... Fisherton Sarum can be seen making the first of its only two public outings this month on the 14th / 15th this month at the Faversham Model Railway Club, exhibition at The Abbey School, London Road, Faversham. ME13 8RZ   The show is open between 10am and 4.30pm on the Saturday and 10am … Continue reading Picture of the Month – September 2019

And now the SR / BR(S) related news from Warley… is that this year there is no news… well almost…

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…

Hornby announce 2018 range includes brand new Lord Nelson class and Maunsell Kitchen Dining First catering coaches [updated 12/01/18]

Hornby have today announced their full range for 2018 hot on the heals of yesterdays Bachmann announcement.  For this year's range Hornby have gone to a single announcement rather than new toolings announced over the last few month either at Warley or via their Engineshed blog, possibly as a result of new broom(s) at the … Continue reading Hornby announce 2018 range includes brand new Lord Nelson class and Maunsell Kitchen Dining First catering coaches [updated 12/01/18]

Waterloo Sunset, marking the end of Southern Steam 50 years ago today…

Today the 9th July 2017 marks 50 years since the end of steam on the Southern Region. During the final weeks in July 1967 there were officially 72 steam engines left in service that obviously included a small number of Bulleid Merchant Navy's (6) and West County Class locomotives (18 including two in original form) but … Continue reading Waterloo Sunset, marking the end of Southern Steam 50 years ago today…

Kernow MRC Bulleid Diesels break cover along with Gate Stock livery samples & Bachmann Birdcage set livery sample and other SR model news [updated 31/03/17]

At the BRM / Warners / MRC London Festival of Model Railways this weekend Kernow Model Rail Centre have on display for the first time a full livery samples of the Bulleid diesels 10201/2&3.  The post also provides very first images of the Bachmann ex SECR Birdcage sets crimson livery sample unveiled at the show for the very … Continue reading Kernow MRC Bulleid Diesels break cover along with Gate Stock livery samples & Bachmann Birdcage set livery sample and other SR model news [updated 31/03/17]

Hornby announce full 2017 range; a Southern Railway / Southern Region related roundup [updated 16/01/17]

Hornby have today announced their full range for 2017. As with the range for 2016 new tooling announcements fro 2017 have already been made during the last year via their informative Engineshed blog and a presentation /launch at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition. These from a Southern Railway perspective has already included the announcement last … Continue reading Hornby announce full 2017 range; a Southern Railway / Southern Region related roundup [updated 16/01/17]

Happy New Year! First 2017 Picture of the Month and a hint to next week…

Happy New Year, lets hope that 2017 is not eventful for the wrong reasons like some of the events from last year (to many RIPs to mention)... the first picture of the month for 2017 is... Just a quick heads up, the next few days will see announcements from both Hornby and Bachmann of their … Continue reading Happy New Year! First 2017 Picture of the Month and a hint to next week…