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 announce their 2023 range, a summary of SR/BR(s) items
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 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.
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.
Rails of Sheffield announce ex SECR / SR Maunsell D1 Class 4-4-0 in 00 Gauge
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
Picture of the Month – March 2021
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.
Talking Stock #39 Catering for Southern travellers by Hornby
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 announce 2021 range including brand new Merchant Navys, catering vehicles and gangwayed luggage vans
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
Dapol (re)announce details of new N gauge Maunsell High Window Coaches [updated]
Dapol have today announced, or in reality re-announced, details of new tooling Maunsell High Window coaches in N gauge. This is an expansion of the previously released low window versions. They will initially be produced in SR lined olive green and further liveries will be phased in to expand the range. Three new tooled models … Continue reading Dapol (re)announce details of new N gauge Maunsell High Window Coaches [updated]
New ‘Moguls’..’The book of the’ from The Irwell Press join the ‘Q’
The latest books hot of the press from my good friends at the Irwell Press are firstly two new publications in the excellent hardback "Book of the" series to cover the Southen Railway Moguls. The two volumes cover the initially ex South Eastern and Chatham and later Southern Railway, Richard Maunsell designed and produced 2-6-0 … Continue reading New ‘Moguls’..’The book of the’ from The Irwell Press join the ‘Q’
The Maunsell Kitchen Dining cars arrive, are they 1st Class…
Only announced as being part of the Hornby 2018 range in January this year the Maunsell 1st Class Kitchen Dining cars have now arrived and yes they are pretty much 1st Class and certainly up the standard that we have come to expect from Hornby for coaching stock. Often coupled to the Maunsell diagram 2005 … Continue reading The Maunsell Kitchen Dining cars arrive, are they 1st Class…