The day after catching the Real Ale Train (click here for more); I had a brief stop in Bowers Grove Lane to watch schools class 925 Cheltenham (above) and 850 Lord Nelson (below) pass.
By now I’m sure many of you have heard the exciting news of high speed steam in 2013! A4 pacific 4464 Bittern has been given special dispensation to run at 90MPH to coincide with the 75 anniversary of classmate 4468 Mallard breaking the world steam record.
Today we add yet another 00 scale model review to the Loco Model Reviews Page. This one is a very important addition – a type is of LMS origin, that could be found almost anywhere on the UK rail network doing almost anything asked of it! Without further ado, let’s look at Hornby’s super-detailed version…
Prior to catching the Real Ale Train (click here for more); I had a quick look at Ropley loco yard to see what was going on. As usual there was plenty to see!
Welcome to Locoyard’s Model of the Week Blog Post! Today we look at the famous 4468 Mallard; it’s fame of course comes from the fact that it holds the world speed record for steam traction at 126mph.
Those of you who follow me on twitter (@LocoYard) will know that on 20th April, Mrs Locoyard and I had a fantastic evening on board the Watercress Line’s “Real Ale Train!” Although the railway is not a million miles from where we live,