How to support your favourite heritage railways simply by shopping online!

Good evening, I thought I’d share something I came across recently and is a brilliant tool for raising money for our heritage scene. Thanks to “EasyFundraising.org.uk” you can raise money for your favourite heritage railway simply by doing your shopping online! Easy Fundraising helps charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online. They have…

LSWR B4 0-4-0T Dock Tank

Modellers of a Southern persuasion including myself have a right to be excited today, particularly those of us who love small tank engines that are full of character!  Once a manufacturer with a large range of 00 scale models, Dapol sold their toolings to Hornby and have since concentrated on the N scale market, with…

Reverend Wilbert Awdry and Me; A Tribute

Today, 17 years ago, the Reverend Awdry passed away and people who have read his books, the Railway Series, will know how he inspired children to get into railways, and my story is no exception. As I mentioned in a previous post, I still have all of the books in my attic and my passion…

UK Heritage Hub! Issue 36 now ready to download!

Just under two years since the first e-zine went live, here, we have BRAND NEW UKHH e-zine Issue 36 (Released 20/03), ready for you to download and have a read of at your leisure; click here or on the picture above to download and read it! Featuring a varied array of articles and images, from…

Asperger’s Fundraiser; By Royal Appointment!

It gives me great pleasure to announce that The Aspergers Flyer will be a star attraction at the PRCLT’s tribute to the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Despite being a celebratory event, the 1940s weekend, that are held across the country are always spectacular. Not only that, but there will be two fantastic steam locomotives, which…

LBSCR K class – 2-6-0

Having picked up a Southern Railway postcard at Medstead and Four Marks, I decided to look into the locomotive type illustrated on it – a locomotive from a now extinct class.  Since then, another couple of pictures have been added to this blog post below.  The picture’s show Southern railway no B343 (above), B341 (below)…

Stars of the Mid-Hants Spring Steam Gala 2014 Part 4 – U Class 31806

This U class locomotive was one of three Richard Maunsell design’s running at the Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2014 (the others being 850 Lord Nelson and schools class 925 Cheltenham).  The U class is a personal favourite engine type of mine and are a well-built design, a typical product of Maunsell.  This particular example…