Rapido Trains UK announce SECR 5 and 7 plank wagons in 00

Rapido Trains UK have announced their first 00 gauge ready to run South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) / Southern Railway wagons.  These new models cover the Diagram 1355 seven-plank open and both the Diagram 1347 and Diagram 1349 five-plank opens built by the South Eastern & Chatham Railway on the same Maunsell/Lyons steel underframe. … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK announce SECR 5 and 7 plank wagons in 00

ex SECR D Class samples from Dapol/Rails of Sheffield/ Locomotion Models break cover

First announced in October 2019 and following amendments to the first livery samples, examples of all seven versions of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway D Class 4-4-0 from the Dapol production line have been received by Locomotion Models and Rails of Sheffield. These have now completed extensive running trials and final checking. Following approval, … Continue reading ex SECR D Class samples from Dapol/Rails of Sheffield/ Locomotion Models break cover

Making Quay Changes #6 heading South East

This is the sixth in a series of 'Making Quay Changes' posts with the Canute Road Quay being transported to either a different location or era or both.  It follows my Making Quay Changes #1 post moving the scene Eastwards, and then back to Southampton with my Making Quay Changes #2 post but in the … Continue reading Making Quay Changes #6 heading South East

Workbench Witterings #8 Taking a ‘brake’ from wagons rolling of the workbench

As I advised in my recent Covid, exhibitions, mental health and life changes post, in an attempt to restore my modelling mojo whilst on furlough I started to build a number of the wagon kits that I had added to the to do later pile over the last few years. The kits were all from … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #8 Taking a ‘brake’ from wagons rolling of the workbench

Rails of Sheffield announce the SECR version of the 16’ Covered Goods Wagon.

Rails of Sheffield in partnership with Dapol have today announced that they are producing an OO gauge model of the SE&CR 16’ Covered Goods Wagon. Following on from the success of the late condition Diagram 1424 box van, this is the much requested earlier SECR version. View more information and pre-order here:  Initially three liveries … Continue reading Rails of Sheffield announce the SECR version of the 16’ Covered Goods Wagon.

Rails of Sheffield ex SECR Diagram 1424 Covered Goods wagons in 00 arrive, a review.

Following their announcement in April this year retailer Rails of Sheffield have delivered on their SECR Diagram 1424 8 & 10 ton 16ft Covered Goods wagon as part of their range of exclusive models. They have worked in partnership with a 3rd party UK based 3D printing specialist and also Dapol for the final assembly … Continue reading Rails of Sheffield ex SECR Diagram 1424 Covered Goods wagons in 00 arrive, a review.

Wainwright SECR D Class 4-4-0 to be produced in 00 by Rails of Sheffield and Locomotion Models

Retailer Rails Of Sheffield have today announced that in partnership with Dapol and Locomotion Models that they are to produce the South Eastern and Chatham Railway Wainwright D Class 4-4-0 locomotive. This is the first time that this locomotive has been produced in 00 in ready to run form. It has been produced using the … Continue reading Wainwright SECR D Class 4-4-0 to be produced in 00 by Rails of Sheffield and Locomotion Models

Project Genesis, early era 4 and 6 wheeler coaches announced by Hattons including ‘SECR’ and ‘SR’ versions

No not as those whom know me might think, something to do with a prog rock band I'm a very big fan of (some say nerdy about), but a new range of detailed, but 'generic',  4 and 6 wheel ready to run coaches in a variety of styles and liveries, including initially 'SECR' and 'SR' … Continue reading Project Genesis, early era 4 and 6 wheeler coaches announced by Hattons including ‘SECR’ and ‘SR’ versions

Rails of Sheffield announce the production of ex SECR Diagram 1424 8 & 10 ton Covered Goods wagon in 00

Retailer Rails of Sheffiled have announced a new model in their planned range of exclusive models. Working in partnership with Dapol they have announced an 00 model of the ex South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) 16ft Covered Goods wagon (box van) to Diagram 1424. 110 of these wagons were between 1904 and 1908, to an … Continue reading Rails of Sheffield announce the production of ex SECR Diagram 1424 8 & 10 ton Covered Goods wagon in 00

New ‘Moguls’..’The book of the’ from The Irwell Press join the ‘Q’

The latest books hot of the press from my good friends at the Irwell Press are firstly two new publications in the excellent hardback "Book of the" series to cover the Southen Railway Moguls. The two volumes cover the initially ex South Eastern and Chatham and later Southern Railway, Richard Maunsell designed and produced 2-6-0 … Continue reading New ‘Moguls’..’The book of the’ from The Irwell Press join the ‘Q’