Hornby 2017 Announcement – The Wainwright H Class!

Exciting news from Hornby today! Hello and welcome to a very special edition of The Engine Shed.Well, what a week it’s been. Keen viewers of our Social Media pages will not have missed one or two carefully placed clues, alluding to the subject of this week’s blog. After much speculation in forums and the like, we…

Bachmann 2016-2017 range

Today Bachmann announced their plans for 2016/17.  To coincide with its’ thirtieth anniversary, the main theme of their new range is Network South East (NSE.)  The only new tooling for 00 scale follows this theme – a Class 414 (2 HAP) Electric Multiple Unit to fit in with the growing number of EMU’s available.  For N gauge…

Hornby Toy Trains for 2016

Earlier this month, Hornby announced a number of new product lines to be released later this year across their brands.  With the resurrection of their old Thomas the Tank engine range, Hornby is looking to cater for more than just the mainly adult dominated scale model market by producing a range of battery powered toy…

00 scale 007 on its way…

In the past we’ve been somewhat lax in our coverage of models of diesel locomotives here on locoyard.  But after reading a post on Graham Muz’ blog today I thought it might be time to change!  Graham reported today that Heljan have announced that they plan to produce a model of the class 07, a…

Planned Future Model Steam Locomotive Releases in 00 Scale

At locoyard we try to keep track of 00 scale model announcements – which change rapidly in these exciting times.  There are many manufacturers and special commissions from different vendors, with announcements made at various events and through different media.  As ever, hopefully this will summary will not be outdated too soon, but I have…

Warley 2016 Announcements – LNER Delights!

There was more to follow Hornby’s shock release of details of their 2016 range on Thursday! There are also two new LNER steam locomotives on their way from the Margate based firm. The first will be a super-detail 4-6-0 Holden B12 Class. This promises to be far better than the old model that so many…

Hornby 2016 Range

Well I was not expecting this to come today!  With the model railway community preparing for the possibility of announcements at the forthcoming Warley National Model Railway Exhibition (this weekend), today Hornby have chosen today to announce their 2016 range! Having barely looked through, it’s difficult to make a full assessment, but it’s interesting to see the…