Today the 15th October marks the 200th birthday of William Adams (15 October 1823 – 7 August 1904). He was the Locomotive Superintendent of the North London Railway from 1858 to 1873; the Great Eastern Railway from 1873 until 1878 and then of course the London and South Western Railway until his retirement in 1895. … Continue reading #onthisday William Adams 200th Birthday. His T3 class enters service again
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
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
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!
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