Beds and Bucks Open Day 2016

Last weekend was the Beds and Bucks Narrow Gauge Modellers Open Day and I was invited to bring a layout. Taking my first layout to its first exhibition was a little daunting. I’m pleased to say everything worked quite well and people liked the layout, the locos and the slow running. I was very touched…

Sunny Narrow Gauge South

Good evening, Tonight we will be looking at some great narrow gauge model railway layouts courstey of 009 adventures  A spring day in April. The countryside around Sparsholt was bathed in sunside. It was tempting to stay outside. However, the Wessex Narrow Gauge Modellers exhibition was calling me (and many others) and the narrow gauge…

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…