With an eclectic mix of steam, diesel and electric traction, BR’s Southern Region offers an exciting proposition for post-nationalisation modellers. MARK CHIVERS presents a selection of modellable formations from the period using ready-to-run stock.
Portsea is set on BR's Southern Region in the 1950s and 1960s and features third-rail Southern Electric and steam operation, based on the railway infrastructure in and around Portsmouth on the South Coast.
Working in 3mm:1ft scale, PAUL HOPKINS and JOHN WAKEMAN explain how they created this evocative pastiche of Portsmouth’s railways using readily available products wherever possible. Photography, Trevor Jones.