Hornby LNER A1/A3 class review

This week’s model review is Hornby’s super-detail version of what is claimed to be the world’s most famous locomotive – 4472 Flying Scotsman.  The LNER A3 class is an ever popular prototype and it was high time it was reviewed here on Locoyard!  Before we begin, I must apologise for this model’s lack of smoke…

Hornby LNER A4 class review

Last week, Locoyard followers were given the opportunity to vote for the next model review.  The Bachmann N class and Hornby A4 won with the same number of votes.  Today see’s the Hornby A4 class go through the Locoyardometer! Class: Gresley A4 Pacfic Use: Express Passenger Region: London and North Eastern Railway Era: 1935-1966 Preserved examples: 4464 (60019) Bittern – mainline certified, based at Southall Depot 4468 (60022)…

A good ‘N!!

Continuing on my thread of improved models, lead’s me on to Southern Railway olive green N Class 1824, from Bachmann. I love these locomotives, both in model and prototype form.  The model is a good runner, although the tender occasionally derails.  DCC fitting was fairly simple, though space for a decoder is tight.  Following these…