Latest ex LBSC E1 class 0-6-0t CAD renders from Rapido Trains UK

Rapido trains UK confirmed back in January that they are going to produce the LBSCR ‘E1’ 0-6-0T in '00’ gauge, as part of their growing range, despite it no longer being a commission by Model Rail magazine. My friends at Rapido trains UK have kindly provide me with copies of the latest CAD renders for … Continue reading Latest ex LBSC E1 class 0-6-0t CAD renders from Rapido Trains UK

Rapido Trains UK announce South Eastern & Chatham Railway wagons, the Diagram 1426 van and the Dia. 1744 ballast wagon and that the LBSC E1 0-6-0t is go!

Rapido Trains UK have announced today that they are producing two new ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern & Chatham Railway wagons, the Diagram 1426 van and the Dia. 1744 ballast wagon. These vans were introduced in 1918 and they lasted well into BR days, setting the standard for future Southern Railway vans. They shared the same … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK announce South Eastern & Chatham Railway wagons, the Diagram 1426 van and the Dia. 1744 ballast wagon and that the LBSC E1 0-6-0t is go!

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

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today #Remembrance #lestweforget

If you so wish, wear your poppy with pride today, pause respectfully for two minutes at 11 am this Armistice Day and again this Remembrance Sunday remembering all those, both service and civilian personnel whom have given their lives for the freedom that we all enjoy today, and should you feel so inclined, support the … Continue reading When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today #Remembrance #lestweforget

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today #Remembrance #lestweforget

Marking the occasion will be somewhat different this year due to obvious circumstances. If you so wish, wear a poppy with pride today, but please pause respectfully for two minutes at 11 am this Remembrance Sunday and for Armistice Day on Wednesday remembering all those, both service and civilian personnel whom have given their lives … Continue reading When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today #Remembrance #lestweforget

Workbench Witterings #9 Refreshing the E2, no mention of Thomas…dam… in

The first five members of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSC) E2 class 0-6-0 tanks were introduced by L Billinton in June 1913.  In service they were found to be powerful but slightly lacking in water and therefore a further batch of 5 were ordered, although delayed by the war, and built between … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #9 Refreshing the E2, no mention of Thomas…dam… in

Another Terrier A1 A1X class takes to the Rails (of Sheffield)

The William Stroudley designed A1 / A1x class first introduced by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSC) in 1872 and eventually the class comprised of 50 locomotives. Most were withdrawn in the very 1900s, however 21 gained a new lease of life and were fitted with new boilers and other modifications between 1912 … Continue reading Another Terrier A1 A1X class takes to the Rails (of Sheffield)

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today #Remembrance #lestweforget

If you so wish, wear your poppy with pride today, pause respectfully for two minutes at 11 am this Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day tomorrow remembering all those, both service and civilian personnel whom have given their lives for the freedom that we all enjoy today, and should you feel so inclined, support the sterling work … Continue reading When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today #Remembrance #lestweforget

Bachmann Europe make and ‘Atlantic’ gesture

Last month on Saturday 8th June 2019, Bachmann Europe Plc visited the Bluebell Railway during its Atlantic House Open Weekend to present a cheque for £10,617.50 to the Bluebell Railway Atlantic Group.  This follows the release of the excellent Bachmann Branchline OO scale model of the H2 Class Atlantic locomotive in 2018, my review of … Continue reading Bachmann Europe make and ‘Atlantic’ gesture

Hornby announce new ‘mid year range’ items that includes two new ex LBSC ‘Terrier’ livery versions

Hornby have today added 14 new items to their range as a mid year range announcement. The full list of items can be found here.  From a Southern perspective this includes a couple of new livery's to their newly tooled ex LBSC A1/A1x 0-6-0t 'Terrier' range. R3811 /R3811x (DCC fitted) LB&SCR A1 class 'Terrier' - … Continue reading Hornby announce new ‘mid year range’ items that includes two new ex LBSC ‘Terrier’ livery versions