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Announced as part of their range for 2016 this time last year the SR cattle trucks (technically correctly termed as being trucks being a sub set of wagons) have arrived in the last week or so from Hornby and certainly raises the bar again for rolling stock.

Diagram 1529 ex SR Cattle Truck in BR livery

Diagram 1529 ex SR Maunsell Cattle Truck in BR livery

Hornby have produced two different diagrams of SR truck. The first is a Maunsell version to Diagram 1529. Introduced in 1930 a total of 299 cattle trucks to this diagram were built to essentially the same design as the the previous SR built trucks (Diagram 1515)  except being on a steel on a 10’6″ rather than wood underframe, that were themselves derived from an existing pre-groupling ex SECR design. The final batch of 100 cattle trucks to this Diagram were introduced in 1939.
The two versions of the Diagram 1529 cattle truck released by Hornby, both in BR livery, are as follows: R6737, with running number S53732 and R6737A, with running number S53691.

Diagram 1530 Bullied Cattle truck in SR livery

Diagram 1530 SR Bullied Cattle truck in SR livery

The second is the later Bulleid version introduced in 1947 to diagram 1530. These trucks differed in construction with the end planks being replaced by plywood, reinforced on the inside by metal (I believe, in typical SR not throwing anything away style, from the metal left over when Bulleid carriage windows were stamped out from the sides).

Dia 1530, higher view, showing the aluminium roof panels

Dia 1530, higher view, showing the aluminium roof panels

The roof boards were also aluminum sheets rather than wooden. Finally the brake gear was modified to give compensated and equalised brake forces on all brake blocks and also the handbrake was lever moved to the end of the wagon to assist when shunting as it meant the lever was less likely to get covered in  deposits from the wagon inhabitants, I will leave you to guess what I mean. Although due to their introduction date the SR livery would be thought of as being very short lived the fact that such trucks would not be repainted often they survived in this livery for a number of years, sometimes with just the SR on the sides and the ‘R’ of the ‘SR’ on the ends being removed.
The two versions released by Hornby, of the Diagram 1530 cattle truck both in SR small lettered livery, are as follows: R6735 with running number 52478 and R6735A with running number 52503.

Underframe comparisons Dia 1529 top & Dia 1530 bottom

Underframe comparisons Dia 1529 top & Dia 1530 bottom

I will pretty much let the pictures on this post do the talking as Hornby have captured these cattle trucks exceptionally well and I know they have been ably assisted by friend and Southern Coaching and Wagon stock guru Mike King. Hornby’s attention to detail shines through including all the, sometimes subtle, differences between the two Diagrams such as:  body ends, brake gear, brake handles, vacuum pipes, roof construction, tie bars (Diagram 1529 only) even down to the correct split spoked wheels (a first for Hornby I believe) on the Diagram 1529 and disc wheels on the Diagram 1530 trucks. My only one question is the colour of the floor and curb rail on the SR version as this appears to be bauxite in colour, perhaps they are trying to represent varnished wood but either way I do not think this is correct (I will be touching mine up with SR brown prior to weathering).

Hornby SR Cattle trucks Diad 1529 and Dia 1530

Hornby SR Cattle trucks Dia 1530 (L) and Dia 1529 (R)

Many have commented that the livery choice of BR livery for both the Maunsell Diagram 1529 trucks and the short lived Southern livery for both the Bulleid Diagram 1530 wagons was perhaps a little odd and it would have made more sense to either do one livery version of each or the Maunsell version being the SR livery version (with either pre or post 1936 styles possible i.e. large SR lettering or small SR lettering).

Cattle trucks Dia 1530 and Dia 1529

Hornby Cattle trucks Dia 1530 (L) and Dia 1529 (R)

Although I agree that perhaps this would have been preferable, I can also understand that the way things are manufactured these days it puts possible constraints on multiple livery variations for one given manufacturing run bar a simple change of number. I am sure that other livery variations will be announced in due course, even though I intend to back date to SR liveries, a mix of large and small lettered style, my Diagram 1529 trucks.

Overall Hornby should be commended for these two cattle trucks. I am sure many, not just those modelling the SR or BR(s), will be adding a few to their fleets.

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As has been evident over the last 12 months Hornby have changed the way in which they are announcing new produces to market, moving away from a single announcement around Christmas time, and have already made headline announcements of some of the new models for 2016 during the year. These from a Southern Railway perspective had included Bullied Merchant Navy Pacifics in original air smoothed form (February 2015) and ex LSWR 58ft non corridor coaching stock (June 2015). Hornby have today (26/11) just prior to this weekends Warley National Model Railway exhibition announced here the full details of their entire 2016 which has included a number of previously unannounced items including a SR diagrams 1529 and 1530 cattle trucks from new tooling, the latter being the Bulleid version with plywood ends [Edit 07/01/16. Hornby have now further clarified and confirmed these releases as being two different running numbers in SR livery for the Dia 1530 style and the Dia 1529 style will be two different running in BR livery, with the liveries reversed for 2017]&nbsp The aim of this post is to round up the announcements that are of a Southern Railway / Southern Region interest, although some details are still to be confirmed and I will update this post once further information becomes available. Also two new models will be further announced at 1.30pm direct from the Warley National Model Railway exhibition this Saturday.

[Updated: 27/11/15, with clarification of the cattle truck releases]

[Updated: 29/11/15, with further clarification of the cattle truck variants / liveries, Merchant Navy liveries, Maunsell coach types and the Lyme Regis train pack contents]

[Updated 30/11/15, with further livery details added and Maunsell 58′ stock running numbers added]

[Updated 02/12/15 with a further correction to the Maunsell 58′ stock!]

[Updated 07/01/16 with a further clarification to the cattle truck releases!]

[updated 14/01/16 with the livery of the SR version of the Adams radial amended to Bullied post war black and Sunshine lettering]

[Updated 17/04/16 Items withdrawn from production by Hornby identified]

[Updated 28/04/16 Items moved to 2017 range by Hornby identified]

 

Locomotives and train packs

    • The S15 is being released as No.827 in SR Bulleid Post Black

      The S15 is being released as No.827 in SR Bulleid Post Black. Picture courtesy Hornby

      R3411 – SR 4-6-0 ‘827’ Maunsell S15 Class, Urie style tender – Post war Bulleid black with ‘Sunshne’ lettering

    • R3412 – BR 4-6-0 ‘30842’ Maunsell S15 Class, flat sided tender – BR Black early crest
    • R3413 – BR 4-6-0 ‘30831’ Maunsell S15 Class, Urie style tender – BR Black late emblem
      (The S15 variants are due Feb 2016)
    • R3419 – SR 0-6-0 ‘693’ 700 Class – Post 1931 SR Black (14′ WB tender)
    • R3420 – BR 0-6-0 ‘30346’ 700 Class –  BR late emblem (13′ WB tender)
    • R3421 – BR 0-6-0 ‘30698’ 700 Class –  BR early crest (14′ WB tender)
      The 700 class variants are due April 2016)
    • R3422- SR 4-4-2T ‘3125’ Adams Radial 0415 Class – [Edit 14/01/16 livery amended to Bullied post war black and Sunshine lettering] [Edit 28/04/16: Item now moved to 2017 range]
    • R3423 – BR 4-4-2T ‘30583’ Adams Radial 0415 Class –  BR lined black late emblem
      (The Adams 0415 variants are due Sept 2016) [Edit 28/04/16: Item now moved to 2017 range]
    • 21c1 'Channel Packet' in as introduced 19414 condition. Picture courtesy Hornby

      21c1 ‘Channel Packet’ in as introduced 19414 condition. Picture courtesy Hornby

      R3434 – SR 4-6-2 ‘Channel Packet’ ’21C1′ Merchant Navy Class (Original Air Smoothed) in as introduced 1941 condition with widows peak (new tooling due due Sept 2016) [Edit 28/04/16: Item now moved to 2017 range]

    • R3435 – SR 4-6-2 ‘Royal Mail’ ’21C3′ Merchant Navy Class (Original Air Smoothed) in as introduced 1941 condition with widows peak (new tooling due Sept 2016) [Edit 28/04/16: Item now moved to 2017 range]
    • R3436 – BR 4-6-2 ‘Clan Line’ ‘35028’ Merchant Navy Class (Original Air Smoothed) – BR Brunswick Green. early crest  [Edit 14/12/15: this will correctly be modelled without the fairings between the front of the cylinders and the buffer beam and with safety vales in the forward position representing the condition she ran in between June 1953 and December 1954] (new tooling due Sept 2016) [Edit 28/04/16: Item now moved to 2017 range]
    • R3445 – BR 4-6-2 ‘Camelford’ ‘34032’ West Country Class – BR Early – Air Smoothed [Edit 28/04/16: Item now moved to 2017 range]
    • R3456 – BR 4-6-0 ‘Sir Hervis de Revel’ N15 King Arthur Class – BR Lined Brunswick Green early crest
    • R3457 – SR 4-4-0 ‘116’ Class T9 – Post 1931 lined olive green
    • R3458 – SR 4-4-0 ‘Shrewsbury’ Schools Class –  SR Black with Sunshine lettering [Edit 28/04/16: Item now moved to 2017 range]
    • R3468 – BR 4-6-2 ‘603 Squadron’ ‘34077’ Battle of Britain Class – Rebuilt – BR Lined Brunswick Green with late emblem [Edit 28/04/16: Item now moved to 2017 range]
    • R3467 – SE&CR liveried 0-6-0T ‘751’ A1X Terrier
    • R3341A – BR 2-HAL ‘2623’ 2 Car Electric Multiple Unit Train Pack – BR Blue
    • R3373 – BR Class 71 ‘E5001’ NRM – BR Green
    • R3374 – BR Class 71 ‘71012’ – BR Blue
    • R3376 – BR Class 71 ‘E5022’ BR Green
      (The class 71s are new tooling and due May 2016)
    • The Series 3 Merchant navy Pacific as 35028 or 35023 with TTS sound. Picture courtesy Hornby

      The Series 3 Merchant navy Pacific as 35028 or 35023 with TTS sound. Picture courtesy Hornby

      R3382TTS- BR 4-6-2 ‘Holland-Afrika Line’ ‘35023’ Merchant Navy (Original Air Smoothed) – BR Brunswick Green, early crest with TTS Sound (new tooling due Sept 2016) [Edit 28/04/16: Item now moved to 2017 range]

    • R3386TTS – BR 4-4-0 ‘King’s Canterbury’ ‘30933’ Schools Class – BR Brunswick Green late emblem  [Edit 17/04/16: Item now withdrawn from production]
  • R3398 – Lyme Regis Branch Line Train Pack – Limited Edition, [Edit 29/11/15] Comprising of Adams 0415 radial tank number 30583 in BR lined black with early crest and two coach set No. 42 made up from Brake Third No. S2636S and Brake Composite No. S6401S in BR(s) Green [sic] [Edit 02/12/15 The BR Green livery is spurious and these coaches were not repainted post June 1956 so I have been n dialogue with Hornby to have this corrected to Crimson]  (Due August 2016)
  • R3400 – Golden Arrow Last Steam Run Train Pack – Limited Edition, comprising Bulleid Re-Built West Country class No.  34100 ‘Appledore’in BR lined Brunswick green with late emblem and 73A (Stewarts Lane) shedplate along with U type Pullman Kitchen Car ‘Minerva’, and Parlour Second Cars Nos. 34 and 36. The pack will also contain a full set of Golden Arrow regalia for attaching to the locomotive,   (Due October 2016)

Coaches

    • R4717 – SR 58′ Maunsell Rebuilt (Ex-LSWR 48’) Eight Compartment Brake Third Class Non-Corridor, SR Olive Green [Edit:  Diagram 99 No. 2639 that formed set 45 with R4719) 
    • R4718 – S R 58′ Maunsell Rebuilt (Ex-LSWR 48’) Six Compartment Lavatory Composite Coach [sic] , SR Olive Green [Edit 02/12/15: actually a 6 Compartment lavatory Brake Third to diagram 98 No. 2626 used as ‘loose’ stock]
    • R4719 – SR 58′ Maunsell Rebuilt (Ex-LSWR 48’) Six Compartment Lavatory Third Class Coach [sic], SR Olive Green[Edit 02/12/15: actually a 6 compartment lavatory Brake Composite to Diagram 418 No. 6404 that formed set 45 with R4717 ]
    • R4720 – SR 58′ Maunsell Rebuilt (Ex-LSWR 48’) Nine Compartment Lavatory Third Class Coach, SR Olive Green [Edit: Diagram 31 No. 304 used as ‘loose’ stock]
    • R4745 BR ‘2-Set W’ Coach Pack, Maunsell BCK + SO (Diagrams 2401 & 2005) [Edit: 30/11/15] Set number 109 BCK 6594 + SO 1339  [Edit 17/04/16: Item now withdrawn from production]
    • R4746 – BR 58′ Maunsell Rebuilt (Ex-LSWR 48’) Eight Compartment Brake Third Class Non-Corridor, BR Crimson [Edit:  Diagram 99 No. S2637S that formed set 43 with R4748) 
    • R4747 – BR 58′ Maunsell Rebuilt (Ex-LSWR 48’) Six Compartment Lavatory Composite Coach [sic], BR Crimson  [Edit 02/12/15: actually a 6 Compartment lavatory Brake Third to diagram 98 No. S2629S used as ‘loose’ stock]
    • R4748 – BR 58′ Maunsell Rebuilt (Ex-LSWR 48’) Six Compartment Lavatory Third Class Coach [sic], BR Crimson [Edit 02/12/15: actually a 6 compartment lavatory Brake Composite to Diagram 418 N0, S6402S that formed set 43 with R4746]
    • R4749 – BR 58′ Maunsell Rebuilt (Ex-LSWR 48’) Nine Compartment Lavatory Third Class Coach, BR Crimson [Edit: Diagram 31 No. S267S used as ‘loose’ stock]
      [Edit 02/12/15 The BR Green livery originally announced is spurious and these coaches were not repainted post June 1956 so I have been in dialogue with Hornby and they are now corrected to Crimson]

      (The 58′ Maunsell Rebuilt (Ex-LSWR 48’) Stock is from new tooling and due August 2016)
  • R4734 – SR Maunsell Corridor First Class Coach – SR Post War Green [Edit 29/11/15] High window style
  • R4735 – SR Maunsell Corridor Third Class Coach – SR Post War Green [Edit 29/11/15] High window style
  • R4736 – SR Maunsell 6 Compartment Third Class Brake Coach – SR Post War Green [Edit 29/11/15] High
  • window style 
  • R4737 – SR Maunsell 6 Compartment Third Class Brake Coach – SR Post War Green [Edit 09/12/15] Added to the list, High window style
    (The re-liveried Maunsell Stock is due July 2016)
  • R4534D – BR Pull Push Coach Pack – set number tbc (Due July 2016)
  • R4699 – BR Mk1 Parcels Coach, BR Green
  • R4711 – BR Mk1 Coach Corridor 2nd Class, BR Green
  • R4712 – BR Mk1 Coach Corridor Composite, BR Green
  • R4713 – BR Mk1 Coach Corridor Brake 2nd Class, BR Green

Wagons

  • Hornby's new SR cattle wagon. Picture courtesy Hornby

    Hornby’s new diagram 1529 SR cattle wagon. Picture courtesy Hornby

    R6735 – SR livery (running number TBA) Cattle truck – Bulleid – SR diagram 1530

  • R6735A – SR livery (running number TBA)  Cattle truck – Bulleid  SR diagram 1530
  • R6737 – BR livery (running number TBA) ex SR Cattle truck – Maunsell SR Diagram 1529
  • R6737A – BR livery (running number TBA) ex SR Cattle truck – Maunsell SR Diagram 1529
    The later diagram 1530 cattle truck, note the steel ends. Picture courtesy Hornby

    The later diagram 1530 cattle truck note the plywood ends. Picture courtesy Hornby

    Note: now confirmed as both the diagram 1529 (Maunsell) and later diagram 1530 (Bulleid) trucks have been tooled.
    [Edit 07/01/16. Hornby have now further clarified and confirmed these releases as being two different running numbers in SR livery for the Dia 1530 style and the Dia 1529 style will be two different running in BR livery, with the liveries reversed for 2017] 

(These cattle trucks are from new tooling and are due August 2016)

Also new tooling announced for a BR 20t Coke wagon.

As per the opening text I will update this post with some illustrations and updated information as it becomes available. Latest update 17/04/16

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Hornby have today made a surprise announcement, bringing forward one that was due for December this year that as part of the 2016 range, that they are to produce an Original air smoothed Bullied Merchant Navy Pacific.

A Model of 21c1 in her original condition built by Stan Chandler from a Millholme kit that can regularly been seen on Fisherton Sarum

A Model of 21c1 in her original condition built by Stan Chandler from a Millholme kit that can regularly been seen on Fisherton Sarum

, with some assistance already from myself, to be part of their 2016 range. The initial releases, although full details are yet to be revealed, will be based on the first series of 10 locomotives built between February 1941 and June 1942. They will include 21c1 “Channel Packet” in her original condition as introduced without smoke deflectors and widow’s peak style front end. The Hornby announcement also includes some early development images, some of which they have been hinting about and sharing via social media earlier this week. My  very first Talking Stock #1 post details the differences within the three series of three class. 

This early announcement by Hornby may be seen as a pre-emptive move as Bachmann are due to make their 2015 announcement of their plans for the next 18 months on Monday, at a media event I am attending. I will of course bring the news on any such Southern Railway related releases on here hot the press on Monday.  Although this might possibly result in some duplication of a class, and at this time of writing there is of course no such duplication, other than perhaps an educated guess made by some due the N gauge version of Series 3 Merchant Navy locomotives already being produced by Graham Farish,  the class has enough variations to perhaps keep a number of manufacturers busy, let’s wait and see.

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