Kytes Lights – Review

Good evening, today I will be doing something a different for LocoYard.com and looking a model railway company. Kytes Lights are a small company based in Bognor specialising in lights for model railways. I first came across them at the Victory Model Railway Club exhibition in 2013 and was impressed by the quality and appearance of…

Train Set Buying Guide 2013

Last year, a buying guide was published for train sets and seeing as we are close to Christmas I thought it high time we update it with those in the 2013 ranges.  The reviews are based on knowledge of the contents of the set’s and therefore we will not look at specific diesel or Thomas…

Train Set Buying Guide 2012

This guide is designed for anyone looking to ask Father Christmas for a steam train set this Christmas and would like a little advice.  Unfortunately, train sets are not given much of a look-in by the model rail press, so hopefully this guide goes some way to plugging that gap.  The reviews are based on…

Clash of the Titans! Bachmann versus Hornby 9F models

Certain prototypes capture the hearts and minds of many enthusiasts and the BR standard 9F is certainly one of them.  The 9F was a unique standard class that unlike it’s cousins, gave British steam a locomotive type that was new.  And it’s also regarded as one of the best performing types too, as discussed in…

Locoyard Medal Table

As we are almost one week into the Olympic Games and medals are being won, I felt it was high time that I looked at the Model locomotive reviews that have been carried out to find how the modals compare. The gold medal goes to both the Hornby BR Standard 7MT and SR N15.  The accolade of the best overall model is a dead…