My Journey in becoming a Steam Enthusiast, Part 4 – When the Dart Valley became the South Devon Railway

In previous posts I have often mentioned that although my model locomotive focus is mainly Southern, I have interests in all regions.  This is particularly true when it comes to the Great Western Railway! Having family who live in Devon, visits to what was once called the Dart Valley Railway were fairly regular, as were…

Hornby BR Standard 7MT Britannia Class Review

Class: BR Standard 7MT Use: Express Passenger Regions: Mainly Eastern and Western, with some North Eastern and Scottish with Southern examples used for Golden Arrow and Bournemouth Belle duties only. Era: 1951-1967 Preserved examples: 70000 Britannia – Crewe Heritage Centre (working on Mainline tours) 70013 Oliver Cromwell – National Collection (working on Mainline tours) Manufacturer: Hornby Model Reviewed: Hornby R3096…

Reduced Locoyard Services

Work commitments have resulted in reduced activity here at Locoyard and unfortunately this will continue through the weekend until next week.  Fortunately I’ve had a little time to put they Hornby Standard 7MT through its paces so you can expect a review of this exceptional model at the end of the week.  I shall also…