Monthly Archives: September 2011
We have today received the following press release:-
“Dapol are proud to announce, for the first time in N gauge, scale working signals with Dapol’s “easi-fix” mounting system
At launch – which is expected to be end of November 2011 – we will be releasing upper and lower quadrant signals in both LMS and GWR.
The signals will feature:
smooth action working arm working single colour LED which shines through red or green lens depending on arm position simple “Easi-fix” layout mounting via a 13mm hole etched steel ladders motor and electronics stored vertically under sub baseboard DC and DCC Ready (requires a decoder for digital operation)
working single colour LED which shines through red or green lens depending on arm position
simple “Easi-fix” layout mounting via a 13mm hole
etched steel ladders
motor and electronics stored vertically under sub baseboard
DC and DCC Ready (requires a decoder for digital operation)
YouTube footage can be seen HERE
Future releases will include brackets, Southern Region and, eventually, gantries.
Also in the future Dapol will be producing scale 2, 3 and 4 aspect signals and signals with “feathers”.”
We have today received details of Brekina’s planned releases for September.
Click HERE to see a pdf file of these items.
Should any be of interest please let us know by contacting us HERE
We have received the following announcement from Marklin via their UK distributor The Hobby Co. Please click Z-Brief_Englisch_September_11 to view
We received today a list of soon to be produced items from LS Models.
Below are some catalogue images of these items – click on image for larger version
Should any be of interest and you would like to reserve any, please contact us at email@example.com
Received in today’s E-Post!
“SEPTEMBER 2011 BULLETIN (Part 2!)
LYNTON & BARNSTAPLE COACHES
The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway had its original rolling stock manufactured by the Bristol Wagon & Carriage Works. The coaches were built to a very high standard and came in a variety of forms, some of which were modified during their careers on the line. Following closure in 1935 many were sold off and found alternative use as summer houses and sheds. Remarkably nine coaches (or parts thereof) survived, one is running on the Ffestiniog Railway, one (largely un-restored) is in the National Railway Museum and the rest are in the care of the re-born L & B in various stages of restoration.
The coaches will be supplied with the lettering illustrated, a transfer sheet for the ‘SOUTHERN’ wording and running numbers will be included for purchasers who wish to brand them as such but we suspect a lot will end up running for ‘private’ railways! We have already taken a large number of pre-orders for the first batch so don’t miss out, get yours in now! Those of you who attended the Llanfair Garden Railway Show will have had a chance to see the lovely pre-production samples of these coaches, for those who didn’t, here are the four versions:
R19-18 Brake Composite
R19-19 All Third
R19-20 Centre Observation Third
The models are constructed in plastic with die cast metal bogies and feature full seating detail. The coaches come with a 45mm insulated wheel set fitted but a 32mm wheel set is provided for use on ‘0’ gauge. Couplings are chopper type but have a hook fitted if you wish to remove the chopper hook and use 3 link chains.
• Scale: 19mm to 1 foot (1:19)
• Length over couplings: 625mm
• Width over footboards: 128mm
• Height over lamp tops: 153mm
• Gauge: 32mm or 45mm
• Min Radius: 1m (3′ 3″)
• RRP £195 each
R19-18 – Lynton & Barnstaple Brake Composite in Southern Green
R19-19 – Lynton & Barnstaple 3rd Class in Southern Green
R19-20 – Lynton & Barnstaple Centre Observation 3rd in Southern Green
R19-21 – Lynton & Barnstaple Composite in Southern Green
We will be releasing a further batch of Lynton & Barnstaple bogie vans and wagons next year to accompany these coaches. Just imagine it, a rake of eight vehicles double-headed by ‘Lyn’ and ‘Lew’ forging their way from Barnstaple up to Lynton, “Perchance it is not dead…..””
Should any of these items be of interest, please doi not hesiate to contact us at Hobb-E-Mail
Thanks to JC for these 2 photos of “Oliver Cromwell” at Luton Arches, Chatham
Whilst waiting for the “Spitfire” to arrive, the “High Speed” service from St. Pancras passed
“Oliver Cromwell” readying to leave Faversham for Dover.
Photo stop at Shepherds Well
Journey’s end at Dover Priory
Should you have any photos of this (or other) trains that you would like presented on here, then please forward them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org