Workbench Witterings #3 a change of S15 identity to the Maunsell Locomotive Society’s 30847

This weekend I finished changing the identity of one of Hornby's excellent S15 Class 4-6-0 models to represent 30847 one of the locomotives preserved by the Maunsell Locomotive Society. I carried out the work on behalf the Company Secretary of the Society and it was a pleasure to assist him in getting a model of 30847, … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #3 a change of S15 identity to the Maunsell Locomotive Society’s 30847

Talking Stock #21 – Bulleid’s Q1 ugly duckling or powerfully out of the ordinary?

During the second world war the need for a goods locomotive with wide route availability at a time of scarce raw materials and labour was to provide Bulleid with a challenge. He has already voiced his dislike of the Maunsell Q class 0-6-0 (appartently stating he would have cancelled the build if he had taken … Continue reading Talking Stock #21 – Bulleid’s Q1 ugly duckling or powerfully out of the ordinary?

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