MREmag and RMweb Poll 2015

Each year MREmag and RMweb conduct a poll to find out which new models would be popular to be produced in ready to run model form in N and 00 gauge.  It is arguably the most important of its kind and judging by the products that have appeared over the years, it is one that the manufacturers…

U Class 1638

As with most visits to the Bluebell Railway, last Sunday proved to be an absolute Southern Railway delight!  Working alongside S15 class 847 was U class 1638, another machine owned by the Maunsell Locomotive Society.  The locomotive is in it’s final year of operation, with its’ ten year boiler certificate coming to an end soon. …

S15 847

    I was happy on Sunday to catch the Bluebell Line’s S15 class 847 in action.  It had been many years since I had seen it in action before and it was as impressive as I remembered it!  The S15 class is a classic British two cylinder 4-6-0 design with its origins in pre-grouping…

Sheffield Park Update

  After visiting the Bluebell Railway on Sunday, I thought it would be a good time to post a quick update from Sheffield Park works.  We begin with a brief look of recently overhauled Maunsell Q class 30541, sporting (for the first time in preservation) a British Railways late crest, as pictured above.  I was…

Camelot Steams!

Tonight’s blog post is a quick update from the post earlier in the week in regards to the Bluebell Railway’s latest locomotive news in respect to the overhaul of 73082 Camelot.  We’re pleased to report that the locomotive’s boiler has passed its’ steam test at Crewe, with further details on the society’s website http://www.73082-camelot.com.

MREmag and RMweb Poll 2014

Each year MREmag and RMweb conduct a poll to find out which new models would be popular to be produced in ready to run model form in N and 00 gauge.  It is arguably the most important of its kind and one that the manufacturers listen to.  So take a look and vote for whatever you would…