Voting is closed!

Locoyard followers were given a chance to vote for the next model to be reviewed by the Locoyardometer!  Voting closed Friday 13th July 2012 at 12PM Choices were as follows: Hornby unrebuilt Westcountry/Battle of Britain Class: Bachmann N Class: Bachmann BR Standard 5MT class: Hornby LNER A3 class: Hornby LNER A4 class: Voting is closed –…

The Locoyardometer!

I’ve been working on a new locomotive model review system this afternoon.  In all future reviews a mark out of five will be given, with those getting 4.5 or above receiving a special 5 star award!  For more details, click here. Hornby Merchant Navy review to follow soon!

2012 RTR Southern Stock

By now I’m sure that most of the readers of this blog are well aware of Bachmann’s 2012/13 new models.  The announcements can be found on Bachmann’s website.  Graham Muz has detailed the southern items expertly. Looking at the forthcoming Hornby/Bachmann/Dapol (Kernow Model Centre) there are some items of interest for the 00 scale Southern…

Ready To Run Models

Looking across the yard today, I reflected that Railway modellers live in very good times.  The range of Ready to Run (RTR) models available is incredible really.  With that in mind, I lined up  four locomotives for the picture above showing some contrasting examples from all three major RTR manufacturers of 00 models.  It makes…