70th Anniversary of the Railway Series by Rev W Awdry

Today marks the 70th Anniversary of Rev W Awdry publishing the first of the famous Railway Series books, “The Three Railway Engines.” Interestingly this first book did not introduce the most famous character of the series – Thomas the Tank engine, but of course it is Thomas who became the star. Hornby are marking the…

Goodbye Movember, Hello Christmas!

The Movember competition for 2013 ends today.  Unfortunately we only received two entries this year, which is a pity, but they were excellent entries all the same.  The first from Simon Shutt (click here to view) and the second from Gary Ruming (click here to view).  The competition winner of the random prize draw will be contacted…

Movember Update!

With just one week to go, so far we have had just two entries into the Movember competition for 2013.  These have been excellent entries, the first from Simon Shutt (click here to view) and the second from Gary Ruming (click here to view).  We want to see more entries!  Don’t forget that there is a…

Model of the Week – Devious Diesel!

This week’s model of the week is one of 2013’s stars of the Locoyard Movember competition.  It is also the first diesel locomotive to feature in this series of blog posts and the only diesel currently in the Locoyard fleet. Tonight we find out more about this villain from the Thomas the Tank engine and…