Hornby’s 2014 Range

Yesterday Hornby released details of their 2014 range.  Due to other commitments I was unable to publish any details yesterday and I’m sure by now many of you had looked through the new offerings and possibly even pre-ordered a few of them!  2013 was not the best of year’s for Hornby, with supply problems, a…

Model of the Week – Rebuilt West Country Class – 34026 Yes Tor

The West Country class were one of Southern Railway’s Chief Mechanical Engineer OVS Bulleid’s idiosyncratic designs.  They were classified as Mixed Traffic locomotives, mainly so that authorisation to build would be granted – these are essentially an express locomotive design.  Originally all were built with “air smoothed casing” to facilitate cleaning through mechanical washers, they…

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…

Children in Need 2013

As many of you know, tonight is Children In Need and we are making a special mention of it to support the cause.  As well as Children in Need, don’t forget that Devious Diesel and Thomas the Tank Engine are also tacking part in Locoyard’s Movember campaign and YOU can join in with this!  Click…