Kent & East Sussex Railway – more memories from the 1990’s

As promised on Saturday, here are a few photographs taken whilst growing up alongside the Kent and East Sussex Railway. For starters, the picture below was taken in 1993 and shows A1X terrier 32650 Sutton & P class 1556 – Leaving Rolvenden (at the bottom of Tenterden Bank) Another picture of the terrier in BR colours,…

My Journey in becoming a Steam Enthusiast, Part 1 – the Kent and East Sussex Railway

Todays post is the first part of a series of reflections and experiences of my journey of becoming interested in real and model steam trains.  Not being old enough to have experienced steam trains running on day-to-day services, my early experiences of steam trains were as a result of having a father interested in steam…

News: RTR USA Dock Tank 00 scale!

Model Rail magazine announced today that they have commissioned Dapol to produce a RTR USA dock tank.  This is a fantastic development for Southern modellers like myself to have a RTR version of something very unique in 00 scale. The locomotives were constructed in Pennsylvania for use during the second world war and were used throughout Europe.…

The Oldest…

Apologies to regular readers for the delay of this post, it has been a busy week and as a result have had very little train time.  But fortunately the weekend is here now! Gradually moving away from my western theme and back to Southern, one of my DCC fitted terriers took charge of the GWR Clerestory…