The station building for Westhill Road is now nearing completion, since my last Workbench Witterings#20 post here, with a little help from my friends I have added the bonnet tiles to the hipped ridges, the roof plumbing and details such as downpipes along with completing the painting. I believe it is important to get the … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #23 Bonnet tiles, roof plumbing and painting putting the finishing touches to Westhill Road’s station building
Weathering is quite often seen a bit of a black art and not for the faint hearted; especially when you have just forked out for a brand new item of rolling stock or spent hours building and finish painting a kit. The purpose of this article is to break the process down into a number … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #22 Whether to Weather with Muz revisited
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Dave Ellis of Nucast has kindly advised me that their New L.B. Billinton LBSC/SR/BR(s) K Class 2-6-0 kit is now available to order. First introduced in 1913 the eventual 17 members of the class were the first 2-6-0 locomotives on the LBSC and the first with a Belpair firebox. They were generally seen as one … Continue reading New LBSC/SR/BR(s) K Class 2-6-0 kit available from Nucast in 4mm
Today marks 53 years since the passing of Oliver Vaughan Snell Bulleid CBE. He was of course Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Southern Railway between 27th May 1937 and 31st December 1947 and then briefly for the Southern Region of British Railways until 1st October 1949. On the 10th May 1937 Sir Nigel Gresley advised … Continue reading #OnThisDay… O.V.S. Bulleid passed away
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
Amazingly this corner of the web has been going since August 2011 and has grown to over 400 pages of varied Southern related content, I always wanted this blog to not only feature news, reviews and showcase some of my own modelling and interests, but also to hopefully share some of my ideas, hints tips … Continue reading Indexing modelling tips and techniques
The EFE Rail ex LSWR Cross Country Sets were announced last November and as is usually the case with the Bachmann quarterly announcements arrived within a matter of weeks. This is not a full a review of the models as that would be a bit disingenuous of me, having been involved in my day job … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #21 Individualising the EFE Rail ex LSWR Cross Country Sets
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It is sixty years to the day when Dr Richard Beeching's report "The Reshaping of British Railways" was officially published on the 27th March 1963. The report and its effects are still discussed with many opinions to this to this day, often in connection with the proposed reopening of some lines and the actual reopening … Continue reading 60 years since “The Reshaping British Railways” – the Beeching report