New 00 ex LBSC A1 / A1x Terrier announced by Rails of Sheffield

Rails Limited in partnership with Dapol and the National Railway Museum announced at this weekends London Festival of Railway Modelling that they will produce the LBSC Terrier and all its subsequent variants in OO Gauge. With all the experience Dapol has gained from making the award winning O Gauge version of the A1 / A1X Terrier … Continue reading New 00 ex LBSC A1 / A1x Terrier announced by Rails of Sheffield

Armchair R-T-R tooling and manufacturing logistics

Last year I posted about Armchair Ready-To-Run designers being an extension of the  term “armchair modeller” that has been used in the hobby referring to those who are vocal in criticism and comment but are sat in their comfy chairs tapping away on their keyboards without actually the processes involved in various aspects of the hobby. That particular post focused on the … Continue reading Armchair R-T-R tooling and manufacturing logistics

Schools class 925 ‘Cheltenham’…Done!

Following on from my post Schools class 925 'Cheltenham Steams again I am please to report that The National Railway Museums SR Maunsell designed 4-4-0 Schools class No. 925 ‘Cheltenham’ has now emerged into the sunshine at Eastleigh Works fully painted in Bulleid post war malachite livery. A picture of her can be found here on the … Continue reading Schools class 925 ‘Cheltenham’…Done!

Schools class 925 ‘Cheltenham’ Steams again

The National Railway Museums SR Maunsell designed 4-4-0 Schools class No. 925 'Cheltenham' is nearing the final stages of its overhaul by a team from the Mid Hants Railway talking place at one of the Southern Railways spiritual homes Eastleigh Works.  She steamed and moved under her own power again earlier this week. Once final … Continue reading Schools class 925 ‘Cheltenham’ Steams again