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.…

Review – Hornby Rebuilt Merchant Navy Class

Class: Rebuilt Merchant Navy Use: Express Passenger and Goods Region: Southern Era: 1956-1967 Preserved examples: 35005 Canadian Pacific, Watercress Line (Mid-Hants Railway) 35006 Peninsular & Oriental S. N.Co., Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway 35009 Shaw Savill,East LancashireRailway 35010 Blue Star, British Enginemen’s Steam Preservation Society,ColneValleyRailway 35011 General Steam Navigation,Sellindge,Kent 35018British IndiaLine,SouthCoastSteam,Portland 35022 Holland-America Line,East LancashireRailway 35025 Brocklebank…

The Locoyardometer!

I’ve been working on a new locomotive model review system this afternoon.  In all future reviews a mark out of five will be given, with those getting 4.5 or above receiving a special 5 star award!  For more details, click here. Hornby Merchant Navy review to follow soon!

DCC Joy! Double Headers…

Today’s post looks at one of the advantages DCC control has over normal DC – double heading.  Today terrier 3 Bodiam is piloting fiddle-yard shunter Austerity (J94) 1111.  The duo can easily pull the four-carriage train of Bachmann Mark 1’s, a feat that the terrier would struggle to perform on its own. Setting up a…