The Return of the Royal Train!

I couldn’t resist publishing this picture of standard 3MT tank engine 82019 pulling the Royal train, with the spitfire in the sky behind!  For those who missed it, you can read more about Locoyard’s Diamond Jubilee event by clicking here. For those of you who, like me are unable to attend Railfest; tomorrow, I shall be…

Review – Bachmann Standard 3MT Tank

Class: Standard 3MT Tank (2-6-2) Use: Mixed Traffic Region: Southern, Western, North East, London Midland Era: 1952-1968 Preserved examples: None – although the 82045 Locomotive Trust is building a new version. Blog Post Entry: Model of the Week Manufacturer: Bachmann Motor: 3 pole Loco-drive Power: Heavyweight DCC options: 8 pin dcc ready Locoyard Review Detailing: 4.5/5 Excellent, cab details, opening smokebox door and roof…

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…