The wishlist poll is back for 2018 and opens today, vote now, vote Southern…

The annual Wishlist Poll is back for 2018 following a break in 2017 and has started today. The purpose of The Poll is to provide an easy way for modellers and collectors to tell the major manufacturers and commissioners of ready-to-run railway models what they would like to see made from new tooling (excluding models … Continue reading The wishlist poll is back for 2018 and opens today, vote now, vote Southern…

A bit of an update:- Hornby Lord Nelson, Hatton’s P Class, Oxford Rail, Milton Keynes Exhibition and British Model Railway Awards

This post is a bit of a smorgasbord of updates including product development updates from Hornby and Hatton's, a new announcement from Oxford Rail, Fisherton Sarum's next outing and finally the 2017 British Model Railway Awards... Hornby SR Lord Nelson 4-6-0 Announced only earlier this month as part of the 2018 range Hornby have, via their … Continue reading A bit of an update:- Hornby Lord Nelson, Hatton’s P Class, Oxford Rail, Milton Keynes Exhibition and British Model Railway Awards

And the 2016 winners are… British Model Railway Awards

The winners of the first British Model Railway Awards for 2016 have been announced today and can be read here.  This year saw a resurgence for Hornby wining not only 00 manufacturer of the year, but also Overall Manufacturer of the year,  helped by within a number of the categories Southern Railway / Region related products … Continue reading And the 2016 winners are… British Model Railway Awards

Bachmann update and first pictures of the ex SECR 60′ Birdcage stock, updated 06/08/16

The Bachmann Europe team met up this week with the model trade press to update the market on the latest developments and progress, a full report can be found on the RmWeb forum here and I take this opportunity to update ion those items of a Southern / Southern Region interest. Although no new announcements were … Continue reading Bachmann update and first pictures of the ex SECR 60′ Birdcage stock, updated 06/08/16

Workbench Witterings #4 identity changing and weathering

At long last, assisted by a few days off work over the recent Easter weekend, I have finally completed a few outstanding items on the workbench. This has mainly been around renumbering, naming and weathering a few items of rolling stock so I thought I would share with you some of the locomotives that I have … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #4 identity changing and weathering

Infiltrating the GWR at Brent…or a repainted and weathered N Class

Back at the start of December I started and posted about a repaint of a Bachmann N class into post war SR black livery for friend and fellow post war period modeller Robin Sweet (Gwrrob on RMweb) for use on his excellent, albeit GWR,  layout 'Brent' based on South Brent in Devon. I detailed my … Continue reading Infiltrating the GWR at Brent…or a repainted and weathered N Class

The annual wish list poll is up and running

Over the last few years an annual wish list poll has been run as a collaboration between MREmag and  RMweb it is no coincidence that many of the items that have appeared at the top of these polls in past years have subsequently appeared in the main manufactures ranges. The Wishlist Poll 2014 will run from 1 … Continue reading The annual wish list poll is up and running

Latest on new Southern related model in development and or production

Last weekend I had the privilege to be assisting fellow High Wycombe and District MRS members Alan and Simon Paley with their delightful Pre-Grouping layout Loughborough Road (on which most of the pictures  below were taken) at the excellent RMweb live event in Coventry.  It was also a chance to catch up with a number of the … Continue reading Latest on new Southern related model in development and or production

The MREmag & RMweb Wishlist Poll 2013

It's that time of the year again when MREmag and RMweb run there annual wish list poll as a chance for all of us to vote for the railway models (in N and oo) that we would like to see made. The poll provides a simple way for modellers and collectors alike to inform the major … Continue reading The MREmag & RMweb Wishlist Poll 2013

A week is a long time in modelling…

Firstly an apology for the lack of posts last week but as regular readers will know I have been travelling a fair bit, so this post is a bit of a catch up on a couple of events and items of acquisition news that have occurred relevant to the hobby in the last week or so with respect to … Continue reading A week is a long time in modelling…