Help A Foxy Lady?

Hopefully the title of this blog post isn’t too misleading… The foxy lady in today’s blog post is a steam engine – British Railways built Collett Manor class 7822 Foxcote Manor.  Yes as usual, the subject matter is hot and steamy!  Although in this case, the problem is that this star of the Llangollen railway…

70000 Britannia – almost an old friend!

70000 Britannia was one of two visitors at the Watercress Line’s Spring Steam gala 2015.  The locomotive has featured on this blog several times in the past as I’ve had the pleasure of seeing it in action on many occasions.  The odd thing for me is that despite seeing it many times, I am yet…

Hornby BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 Review

Locoyard’s 00 scale model reviews section (click here to read) nearly has all ready to run BR Standard class models reviewed.  Hornby’s version of the 4MT (75xx) 4-6-0 model is regarded as one of the best out there and has a direct competitor from Bachmann (click here to read the review).  Today we look at…

BR Standard 7MT Britannia Class 70013 Oliver Cromwell

BR Standard 7MT class 70013 Oliver Cromwell is a very popular locomotive in operation on the mainline, so much so that it has managed to find it’s way onto the poll to find the most famous steam locomotive of all time (voting is now closed).  Unfortunately I have yet to see this locomotive myself, so…