Now the dust has settled on the announcement of the Hornby 2020 range, we can take a look at one of the 'New Van' items announced last January as part of the 2019 range, the LSWR/SR/BR(s) Warner 20 ton goods brake van. 75 of this type of van were built between 1915 and 1921. They … Continue reading ‘New Van’ Goods Brake Vans ex LSWR Warner 20T SR diagram 1543 24T arrive from Hornby, we require a different chocolate!
This weekend, 23rd and 24th November, is the annual, self styled National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham organised by the Warley Model Railway Club. It has become a major event in the model railway calendar with a large number and wide of layouts along with many associated trade stands, the key manufacturers and model … Continue reading Canute Road Quay making an appearance at the Warley National Model Railway exhibition this weekend; and a peek at the @Hornby ex LSWR Dia 1543 20T brake van
Hornby have today announced their full range for 2019. The highlights from a Southern Railway perspective being the brand new tooled ex LBSC A1 / A1x 0-6-0T "Terrier" (in direct competition with the announcement earlier this year of the Rails of Sheffied / Dapol version) Bulleid 1945 built 59ft 'shortie' coaching stock, Diagrams 2316 and … Continue reading Hornby announce 2019 range including brand new ex LBSC A1/A1x Terrier and Bulleid 59ft coaches and ex LSWR Diagram 1543 20/24T brake van [Updated 11/01/19]
The humble brake van was an every part of the railway scene up until the advent of continuous brakes for most freight stock in the early 1970’s. They initially served two purposes: to provide additional braking for ‘unfitted’ goods trains and of course somewhere for the guard to travel; later vans were also 'fitted' for … Continue reading Talking Stock #32 Kitting out the various brake vans