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
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
Heljan have this week announced that now in development is for release in 2022 is a ready-to-run 0 gauge model of English Electric’s pioneering Class 73 – their first electric locomotive in this scale. Designed to operate on both third-rail electric and diesel power in non-electrified areas such as yards and depots, the Class 73s … Continue reading Heljan 0 gauge goes electric, Class 73/1 in development for 2022
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
Last weekend saw the annual Warley National Model railway Exhibition at the NEC, this post rounds up the news from a Southern / BR(s) perspective. As duplication seems to be the order of the day I have also duplicated part of the post title from one I have used before. It is usual for some manufacturers … Continue reading That was the Warley that was ’14, duplication is the name of the game… [Updated 28/11/14]
Hot on the heals of the first Engineering Prototypes (EP) of the Kernow Model Centre ex London & South Western Railway (LSWR) Adams O2 class being received a couple of weeks ago as reported here, the first running sample has now been received. Whilst this running sample is substantially more complete detail wise than the … Continue reading Kernow O2 running sample arrives, and in other news….
I am pleased to exclusively announce that the CAD drawings for the 6 versions of the Kernow Model Centre Adams 0-4-4T O2 class locomotives have now been signed off to enable tooling to commence. As regular readers of this blog will know I have been assisting the Kernow Model Centre with the development of these … Continue reading Kernow Model Centre O2 progresses to tooling and other model news
Dapol today announced that they will be producing the Class 73 Electro-Diesel in '00' Gauge. This will be a totally new model and will be laser scanned for accuracy, the specifications includes having see through etched main bodyside and roof grills, Sprung buffers, NEM coupler pockets and a host of other details. The tooling is … Continue reading Dapol announce an all new Class 73 in ’00’