Southern Region

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Conyer Creek Signals - an SECR branch line in O gauge

GREG COOMBER’S

A sleepy Kent Coast creek is the setting for GREG COOMBER’S debut ‘O’ gauge layout, set in the pre-Grouping era.

GREG COOMBER’S
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Southern Region first-generation DEMUs

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Forever identified with the Southern Region, British Railways’ first diesel-electric multiple units, affectionately known as ‘Thumpers’, were developed quickly due to a unique set of circumstances, yet proved very successful, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Rapido LBSCR ‘E1’ goes for tooling

BEN CHURCH

The LBSCR ‘E1’ 0-6-0T for ‘OO’ gauge by Rapido Trains has moved into the tooling phase of its development.

BEN CHURCH
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Five Elms MPD

HARRY POLLARD

Steam went out in a blaze of glory on the Southern Region in 1967. HARRY POLLARD recaptures the atmosphere of the depots at the time in this stunning ‘OO’ gauge layout. See it at the 2023 Great Electric Train Show.

HARRY POLLARD
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BR’s Class 73 electro-diesel

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Despite its considerable third-rail electrified system the Southern Region had a needed a unique and special type of locomotive. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks back at the history of the Class 73.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Hornby 4-VEP gains colour

MARK CHIVERS

Hornby has received decorated samples of its upgraded ‘OO’ gauge BR Southern Region Class 423 4-VEP Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) for inspection.

MARK CHIVERS

SR USA 0-6-0T in ‘O’ 

MARK CHIVERS

Minerva Model Railways has revealed it is to produce an all-new ‘O’ gauge model of the Southern Railway ‘S100’ USA 0-6-0T.

MARK CHIVERS
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The Great Wakering Crab and Oyster Company

TREVOR JONES

A long-lost railway with operational restrictions provided all the incentive TREVOR JONES needed to create a new branch line train hauled by a 3D printed SER ‘R1’ 0-6-0T. Trevor explains all.

TREVOR JONES
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White Meadow Quarry 'N' gauge layout

RAY TAYLOR and ANNA BASS

Childhood memories from the Croydon area inspired RAY TAYLOR and ANNA BASS to build White Meadow Quarry. This busy 'N' gauge layout combines main line and industrial railways in an unusual setting. Discover its story in word, pictures and video.

RAY TAYLOR and ANNA BASS

Polcombe Regis

MARK POLLARD.

Polcombe Regis a rural Southern Region terminus set in the 1960s and modelled in ‘N’ gauge.

MARK POLLARD.