News round-up (2), 2016

A great round up by New Build Steam with the latest news from all the new build projects 2013 Prince George Latest developments for the LNWR George V 4-4-0 are that the smokebox has been on display at Quorn on the Great Central Railway (pictured above – photo by Geoffrey Wilkins,… Source: News round-up (2),…

The Flying Scotsman

Last Thursday morning I was rushing down to my local station early. For once, this wasn’t because of an early morning meeting, but rather because something special was about to happen. In this case, the something special was the visit of a steam train (locomotive), the Flying Scotsman. Once a holder of the world record […]…

Beds and Bucks Open Day 2016

Last weekend was the Beds and Bucks Narrow Gauge Modellers Open Day and I was invited to bring a layout. Taking my first layout to its first exhibition was a little daunting. I’m pleased to say everything worked quite well and people liked the layout, the locos and the slow running. I was very touched…

General Steam Navigation in Steam Railway Magazine

Tonight we have a quick blog post, just to say that the General Steam Navigation project can be found in this months edition of Steam Railway magazine!  It’s great to see our GSN in print and hope it helps attract support and donations for the project and on a personal note  its nice to see…

35011 May Update

Good evening, Tonight we are looking at the latest update from the 35011 General Steam Navigation project which went live today featuring the  working weekend, our stand at the S&CR, our first press apperance and the latest on the Membership Society. Being a member of the 35011 team I am obviously thrilled about the great…

Flying Scotsman arriving at Waverley

Good evening, With Flying Scotsman contuing to draw the crowds up and down the country we thought we’d look at some of the great photos taken over the last couple of days. Tonight we are featuring some by Patrick Hadfield of Flying Scotsman arriving at Edinburgh Waverley.   To see the rest of Patricks great…

34052 Lord Dowdings First Appearance

Good evening, Icons of Steam in February (on my brithday as it happened) announced that its rebuilt West Country class 34046 Braunton would be returning to steam as long last classmate 34052 Lord Dowding. This technically means she will become a member of the Battle of Britain class with Lord Dowding being named after the…

Micky on the Isle of Wight

Good evening, Tonight we are looking at locksands visit to the Isle of Wight railway to see the lines new Ivatt tank. I will be visit the line in June so expect a future post on the new tank engine. Back in the late 1940s and into the 1950s a small tank engine was built…

Sunny Narrow Gauge South

Good evening, Tonight we will be looking at some great narrow gauge model railway layouts courstey of 009 adventures  A spring day in April. The countryside around Sparsholt was bathed in sunside. It was tempting to stay outside. However, the Wessex Narrow Gauge Modellers exhibition was calling me (and many others) and the narrow gauge…