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Hi, As a kid in the early late 70's / early 80's I remember seeing 47s going through Southampton, presumably on the X-Country service up from Poole / Bournemouth. I'm planning to model that era/location so was wondering if anyone had any pointers on coaching stock. Mk 2s from memory but it was a long time ago and no idea on formation. Also, when did HSTs start running down to Bournemouth? Many thanks Alex
Hi all Having modelled modern image for the last fifteen years, my eye has been caught recently by a number of Industrial locos namely Hornby's Peckett, Hattons Andrew Barclay etc. Despite being a key worker and still working i have had the time to design myself a steam era dock layout which I've decided to call Peartree Green Dock. Peartree Green Dock is a fictitious dock on the east side of the river Itchen near Southampton, the dock system receives trains from BR with the dock locos taking over at the boundary, occasionally a USA Dock tank or B4 locos venture into the dock system from time to time. The layout is made from 15mm x 38mm Softwood frame with a 5.5mm Hardwood Ply top, the layout measures 7ft x 1.5ft. Layout will be DCC with point motors from an accessory decoder. Below are photos of the current progress on making the boards and planning of the track work along with two of the locos for the layout. Thanks Mark
Don't know if this has been posted previously, so here goes: http://www.didcotnewburyandsouthamptonrailway.co.uk There is a proposal to reopen the DNS using the original track formation between Whitchurch and Didcot and then running parallel to the A34 south of Whitchurch with proposals to open a link with the main line at Micheldever or further down towards Romsey/Southampton. Apparently re opening the station at Winchester Chesil and using the Hockley viaduct adjacent to the m3 are non starters. The benefits being suggested are a further route for the diversion of freight traffic from Southampton to the North and a direct route from southampton to Cambridge etc via the Evergreen 3 route.
Southampton Toy Fair Sunday 13th May 2018 Blighmont Barracks, Millbrook Road West, Southampton, SO15 0AJ. £1 admission (children under 12 free). 10am - 2.30pm. New & Pre-owned toys, model railways & diecast. Light refreshments available , Free parking & close to public transport. Millbrook train station 10 minute walk away. Blue star buses 6,8,9,11 & 12 from Southampton Train station to Regents Park Road then a 5 minute walk. To trade at this event or more information please call on 02380772681 & ask for Ron or Annmarie.