New Look Locoyard

It’s been a long time coming, but we have at last updated the look of the website.  5 featured blog posts will now appear on the top of the screen, but if you scroll down the home page you will soon see all the other blog posts in age order (newest first). The old look…

Family Day Out: Heath Park Model Railway

Originally posted on The Appletree:
on Sunday we went along to an open day at the Heath Park Model Railway, run by the Cardiff Model Engineering Society. I’ve been looking at going to this for a few months now but between the open day dates being quite limited and our own busy schedule, this was our first…

A Little More Southern Inspiration

Following from yesterdays ramblings and being gifted a little free time this afternoon, I sat back and watched this fantastic film of Southern steam on YouTube.  It is one of a set that I’ll be watching in due course.  Some of the footage in this video was taken in the 1930’s.  From observing this, I…

Southern Inspiration

Blog post writing is a funny thing. Sometimes a post can take days or weeks to evolve into something worth publishing, or sometimes it can end up being deleted, whilst others are spontaneous and are written and published without hesitation. A short while ago I had an idea to publish blog posts, each with an…

A Fitting Memorial

Collett Goods number 3205 is a favourite locomotive of mine and I was very happy to see it, albeit briefly in the rain on my last visit to the South Devon Railway (click here for more).  The locomotive has been repainted in lined BR Green which suits it very well in my opinion.  I noticed…