The process in producing a Ready-To Run model and assisting manufacturers – A comment piece

Tonight we are looking at a rather interesting piece by Graham Muz. As regular readers of my blog will I know I often assist a number of the model manufacturers and commissioners with support, advice and research in conjunction to models that they are in the process of developing. This post is a ‘comment piece’…

Planned Future Model Steam Locomotive Releases in 00 Scale

At locoyard we try to keep track of 00 scale model announcements – which change rapidly in these exciting times.  There are many manufacturers and special commissions from different vendors, with announcements made at various events and through different media.  As ever, hopefully this will summary will not be outdated too soon, but I have…

New 00 Scale Model Steam Locomotive Releases

Please note that this article has been superseded, please click here for the updated blog post.   It’s been a little while since we’ve commented on new model releases on this blog and to be honest a big reason for that is that it is becoming hard to keep track (excuse the pun) of the…

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…