This months picture...
This months picture...
Hot of the press from my friends at the Irwell Press are four new excellent paperback books all about the Southern Big Tanks. The four books cover the London Southern Western Railway Urie G16 class 4-8-0Ts and H16 4-6-2Ts Z class and the later Maunsell Z class 0-8-0Ts and W class 2-6-4Ts. These follow in … Continue reading Southern Big Tanks, new books from The Irwell Press
With a nod to a lyric from the Genesis track 'Deep in the Motherlode' from their 'Then there were three' album (did I not mention before I am a bit of a Genesis geek) Fisherton Sarum is celebrating its 10th birthday (its first exhibition was in back in 2006) by heading West on Saturday 30th … Continue reading Go west young man, Fisherton Sarum at Barnstaple Exhibiton 30/07 and win an @Hornby N15 ‘Pendragon’
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
I have posted before about the S15 class firstly in my Talking Stock #16, blog post titled, The S15 Goods Arthurs and covered the announcement made by Hornby in December last year that they were to produce the S15 in ready to run form during 2015. The first of the variants being produced have now arrived in the … Continue reading Hornby’s first S15 ‘goods Arthurs’ arrive, an initial review
As I mentioned in my Talking Stock #26 post here about the four Urie G16 class 4-8-0T locomotives, I do indeed have a soft spot for large tanks and therefore this post is about Urie's other large tanks the five H16 4-6-2Ts. The later Maunsell Z class 0-8-0T locomotives were the subject of Talking Stock … Continue reading Talking Stock #33 The five Urie H16 large 4-6-2 tanks
I have a bit of a soft spot for all large tank locomotives and a number of classes of large tanks existed on the Southern Railway such as the H16 4-6-2T, W 2-6-4T, the Z class 0-8-0T that I featured in my Talking Stock# 19 post here and the topic of this post the G16 … Continue reading Talking Stock #26 The four Urie G16 large tanks
Like the Urie’s other successful 4-6-0 designs the H15 and N15 King Artur Class, for the latter see my Talking Stock #9 post here, his S15 class was built in batches both by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) and also the Southern Railway. The first Twenty were built at Nine Elms in 1920. … Continue reading Talking Stock #16 The S15 Goods Arthurs…
Although not iconically named after Arthurian legends until (Sir) John Elliot joined the Southern Railway in 1925, and set up what is reputedly the UKs first Public Relations Department, the N15 ‘King Arthur’ class of 4-6-0 locomotives were first designed by Urie of the London and South Western Railway in 1918. The design was adopted … Continue reading Talking Stock #9 Around the table of the N15 King Arthurs