During the Saturday of the Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2014, this magnificent locomotive spent the day at Ropley. It was (as Simon described it) playing the role of the Thunderbird – the rescue locomotive. It was good to see this big powerful locomotive again, after it’s long stay at the Bluebell Railway.
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…
The last model of the week blog post for 2013 is a (renumbered) Bachmann BR Standard class 9F class. The model has previously been reviewed (click here for more) and being such a solid performer is a regular runner here at Locoyard. Today we look at the history of this powerful prototype.
It’s funny how certain moments in your life stand out and become memorable. Over the years I’ve had the privilege of seeing many steam locomotives, but one in particular is seeing 92220 Evening Star in steam on the North York Moors Railway. At the time I was very young and Evening Star seemed to be…
Our model of the week is BR standard 4MT class locomotive 75069. As usual, we shall be looking at the history of the prototype, illustrated by pictures of Bachmann’s model (click here for the model review).
This week’s star model is Locoyard’s much modified Hornby Railroad BR Standard class 9F 92220 Evening Star.
Our model of the week is BR standard 3MT class locomotive 82019. As usual, we shall be looking at the history of the prototype,
This is the first BR standard class locomotive to feature in the Model of the week series. Once again, we shall be looking at the history of the prototype, illustrated by pictures of Bachmann’s rendition of the model (click here for the model review).
In anticipation of the review of Bachmann’s model of 60163 Tornado; today we look at few pictures of the real 2008 built beast, taken 22nd August 2010.
The Steam Diary on this blog has had several back-dated posts with the long term ambition of it being complete record from where the entries in my journey in becoming a steam enthusiast end on the About page. Despite the increasing number