Southern Region

Redbridge Wharf in OO gauge

Redbridge Wharf depicts a layout based on the area of Redbridge, Hampshire. It is situated on the north-westerly shore of Southampton Water, at the mouth of the River Test and built to 'OO' gauge with finescale track and third rail.

Kernow Model Rail Centre announces LBSC/SR ‘Open A’

Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) has announced an exclusive all new model of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway (LBSCR) ‘Open A’ / Southern Railway (SR) Diagram 1369 and 1364 five-plank open wagons for ‘OO’ gauge.

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‘N15’ completes ‘Big Four’ Centenary collection

The final component of Hornby’s ‘Big Four’ collection, celebrating 100 years since the 1923 Grouping, arrived in early April with the release of its ‘OO’ gauge Southern Railway (SR) ‘N15’ 4-6-0 741 Joyous Gard (Cat No. R30273). 

82G Bristol Templecombe Road Shed Feature Freemium

82G - Bristol Templecombe Road Shed

82G is one of the most spectacular steam shed layouts you will ever see - and it is coming to Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham. JOHN EDWARDS explains the story behind this huge 'O' gauge shed.

‘E1’ exclusive for Brighton Circle

Rapido Trains has revealed that it is planning an exclusive ‘OO’ gauge model of sole surviving London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LBSCR) ‘E1’ 0-6-0T 110 in Marsh lined black for The Brighton Circle.

Rapido/Rails SECR 7 plank open wagons

Rapido has unveiled production samples of the new exclusive range of South Eastern & Chatham Railway (SECR) and Southern Railway (SR) themed seven-plank open wagons for Rails of Sheffield in ‘OO’ gauge.

Heljan Southern PMV EP arrives

First Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of Heljan’s newly-tooled ‘O’ gauge Southern Railway Parcels Miscellaneous Van (PMV)/Covered Carriage Truck (CCT) utility van have arrived for evaluation by the company’s development team.

Rapido Trains LB&SCR ‘E1’ EP surfaces

Rapido Trains UK has revealed first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples of its London Brighton & South Coast Railway (LBSCR) ‘E1’ 0-6-0 for ‘OO’ gauge

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REALITY CHECK: Southern Railway CC1 ‘Booster’

To power goods trains on its electric network, the Southern Railway built one of the most innovative and unusual locomotive designs ever to appear on our railways. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks into the history of the Class 70, otherwise known as the ‘Booster’.

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EFE Rail’s Southern Electric ‘Boosters’

The 1940s Southern Railway ‘Booster’ electric locomotives are the subject of an all-new tooling from EFE Rail for ‘OO’ gauge. MIKE WILD inspects this new arrival.