Hotham Valley Steam Train

Hotham Valley railway train leaves from Dwellingup every weekend and public holiday. We purchased the tickets online as we were only down there for one day and didn’t want to miss out. The ca… Source: Hotham Valley Steam Train

Sun, Steam and Steak – a Day on the RH&DR

On a frosty, sunny February day I escaped to the Kent marshes for a day out on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. Here’s Hurricane looking lovely in her blue livery. She hauled my train… Source: Sun, Steam and Steak – a Day on the RH&DR

BigJigs Heritage Collection Flying Scotsman Review

Good evening, Thursday will see Flying Scotsman make her inaugural run between London Kings Cross and York and to celebrate this run BigJigs have kindly sent there model of her to review. So without further adieu. Class: Gresley A1/3 Pacfic Use: Express Passenger Region: London and North Eastern Railway Era: 1922 (A3: 1928) – 1966 Preserved example: 4472 (60103) Flying Scotsman…

Maunsell Q Class 30541

The Bluebell Railway’s Maunsell Q class made it’s first trip away from the Sussex railway since operating in preservation when it visited the Watercress Line’s Spring Steam Gala 2016.  I was lucky to have a closer look at this 0-6-0 in Ropley’s yard after the gala to have a closer look.

Ropley in 1:76 Scale

Just a short but sweet blog post tonight!  In yesterday’s summary of the Watercress Line’s Spring Steam Gala, one detail I missed was a rather nice model layout that could be found upstairs in the Goods Shed in Alresford. Ropley works are one of preservation’s finest and it comes as no surprise that it has…