There are currently three examples of this model in working condition in the Locoyard collection, all DCC chipped; one with a minor modification, another more so – with a Golden Arrow bunker extension kit fitted (below). In fact I’ve also got another two models; one is broken for spares and I’ve owned 2 others in…
Apart from being a rare and elegant survivor of early twentieth century steam power; 3717 City of Truro has an unsubstantiated claim to fame that sets it apart from other locomotives and classes of it’s era. It holds the title of unofficial first breaker of 100mph for steam traction.
Although not quite up to the standard of Hornby’s 4MT 4-6-0 model, Bachmann’s model is never-the-less a reasonable model and can be found very cheaply. It is no wonder that one has found it’s way into the Locoyard running fleet, particularly one in Bachmann’s rich rendition of Brunswick Green. A review of the model will…
60163 A1 Pacific Tornado is in many ways a modern miracle. 60163 was built in 2008 and was the first mainline steam locomotive built in the UK since 92220 Evening star.
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