Monthly Archives: August 2011

Realtrack update

Realtrack have just finalised the PDF files for the Northern liveries of their first two models, these have subtle differences along with different running numbers!!!

We are taking pre-orders for the full range of Realtrack models. Check out the WEBSITE for details of instock items.

The Cathedral’s Express (London Victoria to Weymouth Carnival)

On Wednesday 18th August we took a trip on The Cathedral’s Express from London Victoria to Weymouth Carnival.

Leaving Victoria at 8.45 we were headed by a Cl.67 as far as Eastleigh due to “Tornado”‘s fireman calling in sick. The train picked up a replacement fireman at Basingstoke…

Our outward route took us from Victoria, through Hounslow and Staines before joining the mainline before Woking and continuing on the mainline through Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole to Weymouth

At Weymouth, it was carnival week and at 4 o’clock we watched the Breitling Wingwalkers

For a short video click HERE

Then we were treated to a display by The Red Arrows.

For a couple of videos click HERE and HERE

On boarding the train at Weymouth we walked through the dining sections of the train to see what we’d missed out on going 2nd class.

Leaving Weymouth our train was hauled to Yeovil by a Cl.66

At Yeovil Pen Mill we reversed to Yeovil Junction where “Tornado” was waiting to take over.

We left Yeovil around 10 minutes late, had a clear run to Basingstoke where we arrived 8 minutes early.

The next stop was Woking where we left the train to make our own way home.

Click HERE for a video of “Tornado” leaving Woking.

All in all, a very good (albeit very long) day out.

Ge 6/6 I RhB Krokodil announced by Kiss

This loco will be available towards the end of 2012

Pre-order this loco before 30th November 2011 to buy it for the special pre-order price of £2650 + P&P. After this date, the price will be £3000 + P&P

For full details, specifications and options click HERE

Heljan update

We have today received the following email from Heljan…

Dear HELJAN retailer


‘OO’ class 23 ‘Baby Deltic’
We apologise for the delayed release of this product which has been caused by the need to correct the livery samples we have received. We are now assured these keenly awaited models will be with us end September.
As you may already know, these are all ‘pre-sold’ but the next batch of these locos are expected in December. Details of these can be found on the attached order form – don’t delay in placing your order!

‘OO’ Waggon & Maschinenbau railbus

The first running samples have been received and are currently undergoing testing. The first releases are expected in November and we are close to selling out, so if you need to increase your order or place an initial order, please do so now to avoid disappointment.

‘OO’ AC Cars railbus
The second vehicle in our proposed railbus series has now proceeded to tooling and again advance orders are welcomed.

‘O’ Brush Type 2/BR class 31
Scheduled as our next ‘O’ gauge release, CAD is now complete and it has proceeded to the tooling stage. It looks really good and we hope to get some images up on the website to whet your, and your customers, appetites! Due to the limited production of these models we will now be including a numbered certificate with each one. Pre-orders can now be accepted on the attached order form.

‘O’ English Electric/BR class 55 ‘Deltic’
Much anticipated, with a big pre-order book, we hope to be able to ship these to you during end of August.

Best regards,
Team Heljan

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