Welcome to the last “model of the week” series, which will become a less regular feature in the future. However, today’s model is an important one to end the series – A1 class 60163 Tornado. This Bachmann model has previously been reviewed (click here for more) and is a regular runner here at Locoyard. Today…
60163 was built in 2008 and was the first mainline steam locomotive built in the UK since 92220 Evening star. Tornado’s story is a very interesting one. Rather than repeat it here, I urge you to check out the A1 Steam Trusts web site (click here) to find out more.
London, Brighton and South Coast Railway number 672 Fenchurch is 141 years old today! As well as celebrating it’s 141st Birthday today, last week the locomotive visited Littlehaven as part of the station’s 150th Birthday, so it’s been a back to back party-time for Fenchurch!
There are currently three examples of this model in working condition in the Locoyard collection, all DCC chipped; one with a minor modification, another more so – with a Golden Arrow bunker extension kit fitted (below). In fact I’ve also got another two models; one is broken for spares and I’ve owned 2 others in…
60163 A1 Pacific Tornado is in many ways a modern miracle. 60163 was built in 2008 and was the first mainline steam locomotive built in the UK since 92220 Evening star.
In the past month, Locoyard has conducted a poll to find out the most popular colour that A1 Pacific Tornado has been painted in. An excellent response rate of 204 people voted. Of these votes, exactly a half were for one colour
This Poll is now closed!