Hornby Magazine’s busy Southern Region junction layout hasn’t been out on show for almost two years, but there have been plenty of new additions to its roster. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at the locomotives and rolling stock which allow Twelve Trees Junction to reflect the final decade of steam on the Southern. Photography, Mike Wild.
Some of the longest and heaviest trains on the UK network originate in the Mendip Hills of North Somerset, and provide materials for many of the country’s biggest construction projects. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES takes a look at this traffic, which has grown tremendously over the years.
In the final part of his three-part garden railway series, MIKE WILD explains how he overcame a complex return loop situation while discovering even greater flexibility could be introduced with a new piece of trackwork and Digital Command Control electronics.
BR Southern Region’s territory was far-reaching and its motive power and rolling stock were diverse from steam, diesel, electric and electro-diesel locomotives to Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMU) and Electric Multiple Units (EMU). We round up all the current and forthcoming ready-to-run Southern Region motive power across ‘OO’, ‘N’ and ‘O’.