S&D 7Fs 53808 and 53809 double head out of Williton

West Somerset Railway S&D 50th anniversary Gala

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to visit the West Somerset Railway for their Spring steam gala commemorating the 50th anniversary of the closure of the much lamented S&D line. The stations were all renamed after suitable S&D stations for the week, and an impressive loco lineup was formed, with GWR locos banished into the…

Review – Bachmann 8F Austerity Class

Class: Austerity 8F 2-8-0 Use: Heavy Goods Region: Various BR regions – War Department and LNER post-nationalisation & Europe and Hong Kong Era: 1943-1967 Preserved examples: 90733 Remembrance  (ex-Swedish locomotive) Manufacturer: Bachmann Motor: 3 pole Loco-drive Power: Heavyweight DCC options: none on previous versions, 21 pin dcc ready versions announced 2012 Reviewed Model – Bachmann 32-250 400 Sir Guy Williams (click here to…

Locoyard Update

Just a super-quick update tonight.  I’ve spent what little spare-time I’ve had during the past couple of evenings, wrestling with a soldering iron (yes, a painful experience!) and have now successfully chipped the Bachmann 8F Austerity.  It is pictured above in the yard after some time running in and some sterling work hauling some mark…