Rapido Trains UK have announced they are to produce the SECR/SR O1 Class 0-6-0 in 00 gauge. This will complement their range of SECR /SR goods wagons. Between 1878 and 1899 122 O Class locos were built designed by James Stirling. Following the first group of 20 that were built by Sharp, Stewart and Co., … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK announce SECR/SR O1 Class 0-6-0 in 00 gauge.
The Rails of Sheffield ex SECR / SR D1 Class locomotive, produced in partnership with Dapol that was announced, with initial decorated samples (with errors) on show, in February 2022, as a natural follow on from their D Class, has now arrived (DCC Sound fitted versions will take slightly longer to arrive), and it certainly … Continue reading The SECR / SR D1 4-4-0 from Rails of Sheffield arrives – a review
The all new RTR South Eastern & Chatham Railway Diagram 1558 six wheel brake vans announced by Rapido trains UK in April last year have now arrived. Forty 6 wheel 20t brake vans were built in 1898 by the South Eastern and Chatham Railway to Diagram 1558, were heavily influenced by Midland Railway practice, these … Continue reading The Rapido Trains UK South Eastern & Chatham Railway Diagram 1558 six wheel brake vans arrive
Rails of Sheffield have announced that they are working with Rapido Trains UK to produce exclusive SECR 12 Ton 7 Plank Mineral Wagon Packs in 00 Gauge. Between 1913 and 1914 the SECR purchased a number of wagons from RY Pickering. These wagons were built to move coal and were at the time were primarily … Continue reading SECR 12 Ton SR Diagram 1358 7 plank mineral wagon packs from Rails of Sheffield
Following on from the release back in April 2018 of their SECR P Class 0-6-0t and a further four later that year in Hatton’s have today announced that seven new versions of the SECR P Class will be available Q2 2024 They are to be produced in limited quantities and are available for pre-order now for £85 … Continue reading Hattons announce a new batch of ex SECR P Class 0-6-0Ts
Happy New Year, this months picture... The 1st January 2023 marks 100 years since the formation of the Southern Railway, click here to read more...
It would be remiss of me not to mark the fact that today is 100 years since the Grouping and the formation of the Southern Railway, it also of course marks the demise of its constituent companies. This post attempts to provide a simplified potted history of the Grouping and the Southern Railway. Although the … Continue reading Marking 100 years since the formation of the Southern Railway – a potted history
The Rapido Trains UK ‘OO’ gauge South Eastern & Chatham Railway wagons, the Diagram 1426 van and the Dia. 1744 ballast wagon announced in January this year have now arrived. Both these wagons share the same 9ft 6in wheelbase with the five and seven plank open wagons that were released in April 2022. The Diagram … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK ex SECR / SR Diagram 1426 van and the Dia. 1744 ballast wagons arrive – a review
Heljan have today announced that are to produce the SR 4 wheel Passenger Luggage Vans and Utility Vans in 0 Gauge. The Passenger Luggage Vans, ‘PLV’ (Parcels / Miscellaneous Van, PMV) were initially developed by the SECR in 1919, the design formed the base for numerous luggage produced subsequently by the Southern. The original SECR … Continue reading Heljan announce new SR Passenger Luggage Vans and Utility Vans in 0 Guage
Rapido trains UK have announced they are producing a range of SR Diagram 1379 and Diagram 1400 eight plank open wagons in 00. They have also announced that their SECR wagons and Diagram 1558 6 wheel brake van are to be produced in N gauge as wagon packs. There were ten standard open wagon designs … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK announce SR Diagram 1379/1400 8 plank open wagons in 00 and SECR wagons in N gauge, and an exclusive brake van livery from Train Times.