Enjoy the sights, sounds and smoke from the 1950s & 1960s British Railways Southern Region in O Gauge, 1:43 scale. Featuring a superb selection of steam engines and diesels with supporting rolling stock, take a step back in time to Newhurst on the Southern Region
While soaking in the atmosphere look for the fine details on the layout from the highly detailed town to the Signalman hanging out the Signalbox.
Local passenger services are catered for with M7 0-4-4 tanks, 0-6-0 SR Terriers with some ex GWR 14xx 0-4-2 tanks with Autocoaches to strengthen the service. With the introduction of BR Standard class locos several different types can be seen from the 2-6-2 tanks through to the tender versions.
Larger ex Southern Unrebuilt/Rebuilt West Country and Merchant Navy locos are regular visitors to Newhurstwith green Class 08s shunting the yard through to Rebuilt Merchant Navy's and other Bulleid locos passing through
All the locos have DCC sound fitted, some with synchronised smoke effects and weathered sensitively to bring out the extensive detail incorporated, handbuilt from kits or bought ready to run with some added detailing. The locos are set up to provide an authentic sound and are operated at authentic speeds to showcase the delights that DCC sound can bring to any layout, not just O Gauge.
Originally built by two talented modellers, John and Rob over eight years, Newhurst has featured in the September 2018 "Railway Modeller." Following its recent move to Scotland it is undergoing some minor wiring modifications to show off the latest in DCC sound and synchronised smoke.
Newhurst exhibition dates will be listed here in due course, we have some invites to confirm in due course!