Hornby announced as part of their new 2022 range they were to produce two of the four Maunsell Composite Dining Saloons to Diagram 2658 as converted from Diagram 2652 Dining Saloon Thirds in 1947. In my Talking Stock#39 post about the complexities of the Southern Catering vehicles I try and detail the complex history of SR … Continue reading Hornby Maunsell Diagram 2658 Composite Dining Saloons arrive
The Rapido Trains UK ‘00’ gauge SR Diagram 1379/1400 8 plank open wagons announced in November 2022 have now arrived. There were ten standard open wagon designs produced for the SR under Maunsell, although these could actually be grouped into just three main types: an 8 plank open that came in eight versions, a 5 … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK SR Diagram 1379/1400 8 plank open wagons arrive – a review
The Rails of Sheffield ex SECR / SR D1 Class locomotive, produced in partnership with Dapol that was announced, with initial decorated samples (with errors) on show, in February 2022, as a natural follow on from their D Class, has now arrived (DCC Sound fitted versions will take slightly longer to arrive), and it certainly … Continue reading The SECR / SR D1 4-4-0 from Rails of Sheffield arrives – a review
In my Talking Stock#15 post here I discuss the background to the three Maunsell 350HHp diesel 'trip' locomotives. In 1937 Maunsell ordered three six coupled 350hp diesel electric locos, built by the SR at Ashford with English Electric power units, to compare against the Z class 0-8-0 tanks. They were numbered 1,2 an d 3. These … Continue reading Workbench Witterings#19 Building a Maunsell 350HP ‘trip’ locomotive
Hornby have today announced their forthcoming range for 2023 as being a year of catch up, so not a huge amount to report for SR / BR(s) modellers (or anyone really...unless you are a collector of Gresley pacifics). New Tooling Hornby's new tooling for 2023 is not SR / BR(s) orientated and includes the LNER … Continue reading Hornby announce their 2023 range, a summary of SR/BR(s) items
Rapido trains UK have announced they are producing a range of SR Diagram 1379 and Diagram 1400 eight plank open wagons in 00. They have also announced that their SECR wagons and Diagram 1558 6 wheel brake van are to be produced in N gauge as wagon packs. There were ten standard open wagon designs … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK announce SR Diagram 1379/1400 8 plank open wagons in 00 and SECR wagons in N gauge, and an exclusive brake van livery from Train Times.
In partnership with Dapol, Rails of Sheffield have announced that they are producing the ex SECR / SR D1 Class locomotive. Production is already well underway with a current ETA being late Autumn 2022. The first livery samples have already been 'apparently' reviewed by Dapol. This locomotive follows on from the Wainwright D Class. The … Continue reading Rails of Sheffield announce ex SECR / SR Maunsell D1 Class 4-4-0 in 00 Gauge
This months picture... Salisbury resident Z Class 0-8-0T pushes coal wagons up to the coaling stage at Fisherton Sarum. She is built from a Millholme white metal kit.
As we are talking Southern Railway catering vehicles it might be worth sitting down and having some light refreshment to go with the read as things are going to get a little confusing and complex! The Southern Railway even with its relatively short distances involved, when compared with some of the other railway companies, still … Continue reading Talking Stock #39 Catering for Southern travellers by Hornby
Hornby have today announced their forthcoming range for 2021. The highlights from a Southern Railway perspective being new versions of the Merchant Navy's with diecast bodies and Hornby Dublo branding, new Maunsell catering vehicles and a long awaited completely new tooled Ganywayed bogie luggage vans. Locomotives Although technically no new locomotive tooling for Southern modelers; … Continue reading Hornby announce 2021 range including brand new Merchant Navys, catering vehicles and gangwayed luggage vans