NRM’s Star of 2015

If LNER Pacific 4468 Mallard was the star of 2013-2014, Bulleid Battle of Britain class 34051 Sir Winston Churchill will be for 2015.  2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the state funeral of Sir Winston Churchill.  34051 had the honour of hauling the great statesman’s final journey.  The locomotive has been lovingly cosmetically restored at…

Adams Radial Model Update

Oxford Rail followed up their previous announcement with some more details of their forthcoming ready to run LSWR 0415 class Adams Radial Tank, plus details of a new wagon they plan to produce. We now know the three versions of the locomotive that Oxford Rail will produce as well as Hornby’s with variants listed below. …

A BR Standard Atlantic No More

Good evening, Regular readers might remember that in May 2014, Dave visited the Watercress Line where Britannia had just had her forward driving wheels removed in the Ropley wheel drop. He jokingly called her the “BR Standard Atlantic” and that nickname has stuck. However after some hard work and elbow grease this week she is no…