The William Stroudley designed A1 / A1x class first introduced by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSC) in 1872 and eventually the class comprised of 50 locomotives. Most were withdrawn in the very 1900s, however 21 gained a new lease of life and were fitted with new boilers and other modifications between 1912 … Continue reading Another Terrier A1 A1X class takes to the Rails (of Sheffield)
Hornby have today added 14 new items to their range as a mid year range announcement. The full list of items can be found here. From a Southern perspective this includes a couple of new livery's to their newly tooled ex LBSC A1/A1x 0-6-0t 'Terrier' range. R3811 /R3811x (DCC fitted) LB&SCR A1 class 'Terrier' - … Continue reading Hornby announce new ‘mid year range’ items that includes two new ex LBSC ‘Terrier’ livery versions
Last weekend saw the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC, as in previous years I have always endeavoured to round-up some of the news and items of interest from mainly a Southern / BR(s) perspective. It has been usual for some of the manufacturers to use the event to make announcements of new items or showcase … Continue reading And now the SR / BR(S) related news from Warley… is that this year there is no news… well almost…
Today's post is an update / catch up on the status of a few Southern Railway / Region related models that are in progress with a number of the Ready to Run manufacturers / commissioners from N to 0 gauge. Kernow Model Centre Regular readers of my blog will know that I have been assisting the … Continue reading Southern Railway / Region related model news update – further updated 12/06/2015
Hot on the heals of the first Engineering Prototypes (EP) of the Kernow Model Centre ex London & South Western Railway (LSWR) Adams O2 class being received a couple of weeks ago as reported here, the first running sample has now been received. Whilst this running sample is substantially more complete detail wise than the … Continue reading Kernow O2 running sample arrives, and in other news….
Hornby have today announced their 2014 range and included within it are a number of new items of interest to Southern modellers with the headline being the introduction of a Drummond 700 class 0-6-0 and 2 HAL EMU to the range. Below I summarise the releases of interest to Southern / BR(s) modellers. The Drummond … Continue reading Hornby 2014 announcement from an SR/BR(s) perspective includes Drummond 700 Class and 2 HAL EMU
Dapol have today made their long awaited announcement of their 2012/13 range. Included within their new catalogue are a number of Southern Related items in predominantly N gauge but also a few items in 00 and 0 gauges and I am pleased to be able to detail the Southern Railway / Region related items below. … Continue reading Dapol announce new models for 2012/13 – Plenty of SR related items…