The first ex LSWR Gate Stock sets arrival from Kernow Model Rail Centre

The ex London and South Western Railway (LSWR) Gate Stock sets from Kernow Model rail Centre, were first announced back in 2011 and although the process has been a long one with a few hurdles along the way, the four being produced will shortly be available (they are on the high seas as I post … Continue reading The first ex LSWR Gate Stock sets arrival from Kernow Model Rail Centre

The first Kernow Model Centre Adams O2 0-4-4t to arrive soon

Sometime soon, hopefully around the 20th,  the first variation of the Kernow Model Centre Adams O2 class 0-4-4t should land at Southampton dockside following its journey from China (obviously it will then take a short while to actually get the shipment to the Kernow Model Centre). This initial version to land is their K2105 as … Continue reading The first Kernow Model Centre Adams O2 0-4-4t to arrive soon

A few new BR(s) related arrivals in the market

This is just a quick update post to advise of a number of BR(s) model items in at the retailers this week. Firstly, from  Hornby, after what seems like an age waiting, not one Pull Push set but two..both the A and B versions of the  R4534 ex Maunsell Pull-Push coach pack are now in stockists.  As … Continue reading A few new BR(s) related arrivals in the market

Kernow Model Centre O2 progresses to tooling and other model news

I am pleased to exclusively announce that the CAD drawings for the 6 versions of the Kernow Model Centre Adams 0-4-4T O2 class locomotives have now been signed off to enable tooling to commence. As regular readers of this blog will know I have been assisting the Kernow Model Centre with the development of these … Continue reading Kernow Model Centre O2 progresses to tooling and other model news

Bachmann E4 EP update and Hornby delivery news

Further to my last post with the first Bachmann E4 class Engineering Prototype pictures I am now also able to post the following images that are copyright and courtesy of Andy York (clicking the images will enlarge). These further images clearly show the fact that the smokebox door dart handles are indeed separately applied items, as … Continue reading Bachmann E4 EP update and Hornby delivery news

R4538 Maunsell open second class coach in BR green arrives

Just a quick post to confirm that as advised in my delivery status update post, on 22nd May, the Hornby R4538 Maunsell open second class coach in BR green has now arrived with many retailers although those of you, like me, wanting the SR open third version will have to wait a little longer until … Continue reading R4538 Maunsell open second class coach in BR green arrives

Talking Stock #23 Pull Push set 734 ex LSWR Emigrant Stock

The Southern Railway following on from its constituents made use of Pull Push sets across the network and this practice carried on well into British Railways Southern Region days. Other railways companies also made of such although they were often also known as autocoach, motor coach or push pull sets on these other railways. Originally many … Continue reading Talking Stock #23 Pull Push set 734 ex LSWR Emigrant Stock

Southern models perform well in Model of the Year polls

Each year Model Rail magazine, RMweb and MREmag join forces to ask modellers to vote for their favourite models of the preceding 12 months. The results of the latest poll, are published today on both  RMweb and MREmag . In another busy year for new British ready-to-run models in the three major scales, Bachmann Europe emerged as the … Continue reading Southern models perform well in Model of the Year polls

Hornby Announce additional Pull Push set due November

In light of the demand for the recently released BR(s) Pull Push sets converted from Maunsell coaches Hornby have today announced the additional release of coach pack R4534A as Set 616 comprising of Driving Brake Composite number S6695S and Second Open number S1359S.  The coach pack should be available in November. This is a sensible addition to … Continue reading Hornby Announce additional Pull Push set due November

Hornby BR(s) Pull Push images added to review post

Just a quick post to advise that further to my review of the excellent Hornby models of the BR(s) Pull Push sets converted from Maunsell coaches I have now added my own images of Set 610 from the R4534 coach pack to my review post here. As per my subsequent post regarding availability of these … Continue reading Hornby BR(s) Pull Push images added to review post