Hornby BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 Review

Locoyard’s 00 scale model reviews section (click here to read) nearly has all ready to run BR Standard class models reviewed.  Hornby’s version of the 4MT (75xx) 4-6-0 model is regarded as one of the best out there and has a direct competitor from Bachmann (click here to read the review).  Today we look at…

Bachmann BR Class 08 Diesel Shunter DCC Fitting Guide (Non DCC Ready)

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…

Hornby P2 – Preview

One of the most eagerly anticipated model releases that we have been waiting for is Hornby’s 00 scale recreation model of Gresley’s 2-8-2 P2 class 2001 ‘Cock O’ The North’.  The below video is a sneak preview of what this Model in action and it has to be said that it looks very impressive indeed.…

Sheffield Victoria Station – a guest contribution from Nick Littlewood

Regular contributor Nick Littlewood has kindly sent some fascinating pictures of Sheffield Victoria Station. Sheffield Victoria was a main station on the former Great Central Railway.  Opened 15 September 1851, the station took on great importance by the unique Woodhead Line that linked Sheffield, Penistone and Manchester.  However, Beeching’s second report in 1965 recommended consolidation…