Workbench Witterings #5 O2 and not an O2, is this more weathering I see before me

With a nod to the fact that today, 23rd April, is not only St Georges Day, but also the date on which William Shakespeare is understood to have both been born and this year the 400th anniversary of his death, hence the stretching of a few quotations from his writings (so much more than witterings) … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #5 O2 and not an O2, is this more weathering I see before me

Bachmann 2016/17 range announcements celebrate 30 years of NSE with 2 HAP in 00 and Class 319 in N

Today Bachmann Europe Plc. announced their plans for the next 18 months, or so (which I know some will find amusing as progress on some of the previously announced models have certainly taken, or are taking longer longer than their intended 18 month timescales for a number of reasons),  for both the Bachmann Branchlines (00) and Graham Farish … Continue reading Bachmann 2016/17 range announcements celebrate 30 years of NSE with 2 HAP in 00 and Class 319 in N

Southern Railway / Region related model news update – further updated 12/06/2015

Today's post is an update / catch up on the status of a few Southern Railway / Region related models that are in progress with a number of the Ready to Run manufacturers / commissioners from N to 0 gauge. Kernow Model Centre Regular readers of my blog will know that I have been assisting the … Continue reading Southern Railway / Region related model news update – further updated 12/06/2015

That was the Warley that was ’14, duplication is the name of the game… [Updated 28/11/14]

Last weekend saw the annual Warley National Model railway Exhibition at the NEC, this post rounds up the news from a Southern / BR(s) perspective. As duplication seems to be the order of the day I have also duplicated part of the post title from one I have used before. It is usual for some manufacturers … Continue reading That was the Warley that was ’14, duplication is the name of the game… [Updated 28/11/14]

Talking Stock # 6 SR Luggage, Parcels and Utility Vans

In light of Bachmann's recent announcement to produce versions of these 10 ton 4 wheel luggage,  Parcels and utility vans I thought it might be timely to provide a little more information about the differing types and describe those that I have already in my fleet and can be seen running on Fisherton Sarum. The designations in brackets relate to those given in BR … Continue reading Talking Stock # 6 SR Luggage, Parcels and Utility Vans

Bachmann announce new models for 2012/13

At the now annual trade model and hobby show held today Bachmann / Farish announced their plan for new models to be produced over the next 18 months. In 00 there are no new Southern related locomotives (although four new steam locomotives from other areas and a DMU will be produced), however they will be … Continue reading Bachmann announce new models for 2012/13