2012 - Watercress Line - Ropley - Ex-SR U class - 31806

Christmas time is (almost) here!

The Christmas season is now upon us, with just one month to go until the big day.  Santa Claus himself has already started spending his weekends at various heritage railways and at locoyard.com we are getting ready for our seasonal advent calendar.  Each day at 6AM from the 1st to the 24th December we will…

Nov 2014 Peak Rail Matlock - Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST Lord Phil

Hunslet Austerity 3883/1962 Lord Phil

Regular readers of this blog will know that I have long had a soft spot for the humble Hunslet Austerity saddle tank.  They are the most common class of standard gauge steam locomotive in the UK and it is probably for this reason that they are generally not well-regarded amongst many steam enthusiasts.  I have…

Didcot Railway Centre - 93 Steam Railmotor

Warley 00 Scale Model Announcements

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…

Warley Model Railway Exhibition

Warley National Railway Exhibition 2014

Just a quick blog post tonight in anticipation of arguably one of the most important model railway exhibitions in the UK.  This weekend the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2014 will be in full swing at the NEC Birmingham.  This event has become well known as the venue that many model railway manufacturers use to…