Since last year’s Movember campaign, Devious Diesel from Thomas the Tank Engine and friends had become the fleet’s only non-steam locomotive, but it is now joined by a BR class08 classmate, albeit a more detailed main-range Bachmann version. Not wanting to spend too much, I picked up this model secondhand. Although Bachmann’s modern class 08…
The appeal of owning a model of the unique BR Standard 8P class 71000 Duke of Gloucester proved too much and so we have a new addition to the Locoyard fleet. This is the DCC fitting guide (click here for the model review.)
One of the more recent additions to the Locoyard fleet is GWR small prairie tank number 4555. It will be reviewed in due course, but for the time being here is the guide to fit a DCC decoder.
One of the more recent additions to the Locoyard fleet is S&DJR 3F Jinty number 23. It will be reviewed in due course, but for the time being here is the guide to fit a DCC decoder.
The Bachmann Fairburn 4MT Tank engine is a favourite performer here at locoyard. It predates this blog, so a DCC fitting guide was never published before, however as the locomotive had a small decoder fitted but had space for a bigger one, I took the opportunity to replace it and publish this guide!
Whilst searching to fill the missing BR standard 4MT gaps in the locoyard fleet, I stumbled upon an Ivatt 4MT 2-6-0. This is not a southern engine and in that respect quite out of place in the collection, but nevertheless it is an unusual addition to the fleet and a review of it will be…
Although not quite up to the standard of Hornby’s 4MT 4-6-0 model, Bachmann’s model is never-the-less a reasonable model and can be found very cheaply. It is no wonder that one has found it’s way into the Locoyard running fleet, particularly one in Bachmann’s rich rendition of Brunswick Green. A review of the model will…
The standard 0-6-0 chassis with type 7 motor has for some time been used in a lot of Hornby model locomotives! The list of models below may not be 100% complete, but covers some of the major types where it is used. Hornby models using the Type 7 0-6-0 chassis:
Following the review of Hornby’s 00 scale recreation of GNR/LNER Gresley’s N2 class; today we look at how to fit a DCC chip to the DCC Ready version.
After reading many posts from different people on model rail forums, I approached the DCC installation of the Bachmann A1 class with a little trepidation. I’m happy to report that