Today was the first day of the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition (www.thewarleyshow.co.uk.) Alongside the exhibition, model railway manufacturers use this show as platform to announce their new products and this year was no different.
Before we look at Warley announcements, we will start with slightly older news. Hattons have commissioned DJ Models to produce an updates version of the classic GWR 14xx/48xx/58xx 0-4-2T. For more info on versions to be produced go to www.ehattons.com/14xx.
Continuing with the western theme and onto Warley announcements, Kernow also in collaboration with DJ Models are to produce a model a GWR Rail motor (click here to read full press release) and also the Western Region Suburban DMU (Class 116, 117 and 118) (click here to read full press release.)
Western Model Railway enthusiasts have yet another potential future addition to their model railway fleet. Heljan have announced that they will be producing a model of the magnificent 47xx 2-8-0 Night Owl in collaboration with the 4709 new-build project (www.4709.org.uk.)
Hot on the heals of Oxford Models surprise announcement, Hornby have also let us know their intention to create a model of the Adams Radial Tank. Hornby have also let us know of yet another duplication in the form of a new class 71 model. On the rolling stock front we have much needed new LMS suburban coaches (although we do not yet know which versions) to look forward to, plus the LMS Horse Box and BR 21T Hopper. The Kent based firm also gave a number of updates of other model developments, with full details to be found in their full press release (click here for more.)
Bachmann presented some livery samples of forthcoming releases, including the Ex-LBSCR E4 tank (pictured above.) Although the shade of green looks a little dark in this picture (possibly as a result of the camera’s exposure), it is a fine looking model!
For a broader look at forthcoming steam 00 scale models, please click here. To see many of the layouts from the exhibition, please click here. Please click here to read about Hornby’s 2015 programme as announced on 17th December 2014.
As far as I’m aware, this sums up the announcements made today. Obviously feel free to comment if there’s anything to add/amend and if we find out anything else, we’ll keep you posted!