As many of you know, tonight is Children In Need and we are making a special mention of it to support the cause. As well as Children in Need, don’t forget that Devious Diesel and Thomas the Tank Engine are also tacking part in Locoyard’s Movember campaign and YOU can join in with this! Click…
News from the Bulleid Society reveals that scenes such as those posted here have taken a step closer to being repeated. The boiler is to be removed from it’s frames and sent to Crewe for overhaul.
One of the jewels in the crown of the magnificent National Collection is the only remaining LBSCR tender locomotive – 214 Gladstone.
Our Model of the Week is the beautiful LSWR T9 class 120. Possibly one of the best looking models available in 00 scale, the locomotive also has an interesting history that we will look at today.
One of the more recent additions to the Locoyard fleet is S&DJR 3F Jinty number 23. It will be reviewed in due course, but for the time being here is the guide to fit a DCC decoder.
Tonight we have the last back-dated blog post from the North York Moors Railway in 2011, featuring ex-LMS Black 5 class 45428 Eric Treacy at Grosmont.
The Bachmann Fairburn 4MT Tank engine is a favourite performer here at locoyard. It predates this blog, so a DCC fitting guide was never published before, however as the locomotive had a small decoder fitted but had space for a bigger one, I took the opportunity to replace it and publish this guide!
Tonight’s star is BR Standard class 76079, a locomotive that is in the locoyard fleet of 00 scale models (click here to read a special feature on the model). This locomotive’s mainline performances earned it the nickname the “Pocket Rocket” and it was this locomotive that brought me back to the hobby in 2009. These…
Tonight we go back in time to 2011 and have a good look at the North York Moors Railway’s fantastic Loco yard. Grosmont is certainly one of my favourite places in the country when it comes to steam locomotive depots.