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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[Updated 17/04/16 Items withdrawn from production by Hornby identified]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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As per my post last week I attended the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition Last weekend assisting Hornby Magazine editor Mike Wild operate his Topley Dale layout at its first and last public outing.  This post is a brief round up of some of the updates and news items from the show with a Southern / BR(s) theme.

Often Warley is a good place to show off the latest products under development and their status with either Engineering Prototype (EP) samples or livery sample models.

Bachmann / Farish

The first EP of the Farish 3rd Series Merchant Navy (picture courtesy of A York)

The first EP of the Farish 3rd Series Merchant Navy (picture courtesy of A York)

Bachmann had nothing new from a Southern perspective in 4mm scale but Graham Farish in N Gauge had the first Engineering Prototype of the 3rd Series Merchant Navy in original air smoothed form. They are initially releasing 3 livery of variants of the this 3rd series original style Merchant Navy with 6000 gallon tender, this is the first EP available and has not previously been seen.
Also in the Bachmann / Farish display cabinets were liveried samples of the N Gauge Bulleid Coaches in BR(s) Green and very nice they looked too.

Hornby

Hornby did not have anything new on display for us Southern fans, although their LNER P2 (which Bulleid did have an input with) looks a stunning model! The will be making their announcement for the 2014 range on December 16th at 10am and I will post then to advise of any Southern content…

Dapol

The first off EP of the 0 gauge 25t ‘Pill Box’ brake van (even planked right hand ducket version) was on show along with the first EPs for the Maunsell Coaches and Van C in N gauge, all announced back in July 2012 . I have been asked by Dapol to review and offer advice on their Southern models under development so watch this space for further updates.

Heljan

The week before the show Heljan announced a couple of new items including a Metropolitan Bo-Bo electric locomotive, familiar to many as Sarah Siddons, this does has a slight relevance to this blog as it has run on Southern metals for a couple of railtours, once to Portsmouth and once to the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway in Kent ( I was on both tours) along with plans to announce a further new item at the show itself. This further item is a retooled Class 33/0 locomotive and they had EP’s on the stand. The announcement of this model in their own range follows a legal issue with Rail Express magazine that had originally commissioned it via Heljan.

RT Models 

Robert had on his RT Models stand brand new white metal castings for SR Style stepped locomotive buffers. Those on the market currently are a slight compromise as they are generally sold as being LNER/SR stepped buffers, so Robert has produced a very fine casting totally accurate for the Southern version and very fine it is indeed.

Model Rail Magazine

And finally; no this is not another plug for the December issue that features Fisherton Sarum but they have advise that they are in discussion with both Bachmann and Heljan regarding some further model livery commissions in the form of a Bachmann Desiro unit as 450 class in South West Trains Livery and also an exclusive livery version of the new tooled Heljan Class 33/0 model, further details will I am sure be announced in due course.

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This coming weekend (23rd / 24th November) is the annual and 21st Warley National Model Railway Exhibition being held at the NEC in Birmingham. This is one of those events you either love or hate; but tens of thousands of modellers visit across the weekend, and this year will be able to see 87 layouts and over 150 trade stand stands including all the major manufacturers.

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Topley Dale (Image copyright and courtesy Mike Wild)

In fact there will be 88 layouts as this year Hornby Magazine editor Mike Wild will be taking his Topley Dale layout, that was previously built around his office, on its first and last public outing. Although not a proper railway company (insert smiley of choice) layout being a based on the Midland Region I shall assisting Mike all weekend with its operation so come and see us on Stand A49. We shall be operating the layout using the Hornby Railmaster DCC system including its integration with smartphones and iPads and this will be a hands on demonstration to allow you to see and try for yourself the features of the control system.

Topley Dale was originally built as the Hornby Magazine Yearbook No.5 project to show what could achiveed around a typical spare room but just get back to the usual theme of this blog this years yearbook has a very Southern theme with Mike’s latest layout 12 Trees Junction set firmly in 3rd rail electric and London transfer freight territory and is well worth a read.

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Organised by the Warley Model Railway Club their annual, self styled National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham is this coming weekend 24th and 25th November. It has become a major event in the model railway calender with a large number and wide of layouts along with many associated trade stands, the key manufacturers and model railway press all present.

Many newly released models are available for the first time at or around the Warley show (also in time for Christmas too of course).  In addition number of announcements of new models or first views of work in progress are timed to coincide with the show. I will be summing up any announcements or news of interest to Southern Modellers next week (although as a teaser, there is one announcement being made at 10am on the Saturday morning of the show that is of Southern interest and this announcement will also be posted here at the same time!)

I shall be at the show all weekend once again assisting Mike Wild editor of Hornby Magazine operating his N Gauge Midland Region layout Hettle that will be operated using Hornby’s Railmaster Software, so wrong scale, region and it’s DCC so somewhat away from my usual comfort zone! We shall be located on the joint Hornby Magazine / Ian Allan stand A18.

The show is a bit like Marmite you either love it or hate it, if you are in the camp of the former and attending please feel come along and sat hello.

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I am now two thirds of the way through my three exhibitions in three, back to back, weekends marathon. The second of the three shows last weekend was the Spalding show assisting Mike Wild and the Hornby Magazine team operate his layout Bolsover and Seven Pit Lane.

Bolsover and Seven Pit Lane on the right at the head of the Hornby Magazine showcase aisle.

The Spalding show is a large provincial show and is certainly one of the best in the East of England. This year in particular saw an extremely high standard of layouts on show including the likes of Stoke Summit, Hassell Harbour Bridge, Penhallick  and the extremely impressive Gresley Beat. This line up is good on its own before you add the entire Aisle of layouts that formed the Hornby Magazine showcase of layouts that have featured in the magazine including Treneglos, Romley Midland and New Haden Colliery. With another of Mike’s layouts Hettle having to be a last minute stand in it meant out team of operators were a little stretched. Bolsover and Seven Pit Lane is DCC controlled using the Hornby Railmaster system which I believe is a first for an exhibition layout, and included the beta testing of a hand held device version of the software.

A closer view of Bolsover and Seven Pit Lane

Mike has also amassed an impressive line of sound fitted locomotives that proved very popular with the visitors.  The technology, and to a certainly extent physical parts of the layout too, seemed to work against us a little on the Saturday (the expression a bag of bolts springs to mind) although frustrating for us as operators we kept an intensive service of trains running and the viewing public would have been none the wiser. Things certainly settled down on the Sunday and therefore was a much more rewarding day all round.

Ashland Station somewhere on the North Cornwall Railway

This coming weekend of course sees the final part of the trilogy; operating at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition,  Ashland. This is  a layout built by in a weekend at the Hornby Magazine Live Hartlepool show last July by Mike Wild, Richard Proudman and myself. This will be forming part of the largest Hornby Magazine stand to date at the show. I am certainly looking forward to running my own Southern 1946 to1949 era stock on the layout on the Saturday whilst tome will move to the mid to late 1950’s on the Sunday with Mike’s own Southern Region stock. With over 16,000sq feet of space, 75 layouts and a zillion traders the Warley show can be quite an experience; this being the third year in a row that I have exhibited at the show, I was there two years ago with my own Fisherton Sarum layout, and last year with Hinton Parva from the High Wycombe and District MRS. I personally  feel that it can be more fun to exhibit than to attend as a visitor and is seen as a ‘Marmite’ love or hate show by many. If you are thinking of coming alone and want to avoid the usual scrum area around some of the traders by all means come and say hello to us on Ashland.

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