A Fitting Memorial

Collett Goods number 3205 is a favourite locomotive of mine and I was very happy to see it, albeit briefly in the rain on my last visit to the South Devon Railway (click here for more).  The locomotive has been repainted in lined BR Green which suits it very well in my opinion.  I noticed…

Thunder Without Lightning: The Growl Of A 37

During the heavy rain that accompanied my visit to the South Devon Railway (click here for more), a low growl could be felt as I arrived at Buckfastleigh.  But this was not thunder, although at first it seemed that it might be.  It was the sound of an English Electric class 37 diesel, a machine…

London Transport Pannier

One of the worst kept secrets of steam locomotive colour schemes was discovered a long time before Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Castle (click here for more).  It is a secret that many of a western persuasion would probably keep to themselves… The  secret being that Great Western Railway locomotives painted red look very good.

Buckfastleigh, South Devon Railway 2014

If you ask a railway enthusiast to name a great locomotive works, you could get many replies.  Doncaster, Derby, Swindon, Crewe, Eastleigh, St Rollox, Darlington, Brighton… a list could on and on.  But these days things are different, most of the former works have declined, disappeared or evolved into a new use.  However, there are…

Bachmann BR Class 08 Diesel Shunter DCC Fitting Guide (Non DCC Ready)

Since last year’s Movember campaign, Devious Diesel from Thomas the Tank Engine and friends had become the fleet’s only non-steam locomotive, but it is now joined by a BR class08 classmate, albeit a more detailed main-range Bachmann version.  Not wanting to spend too much, I picked up this model secondhand.  Although Bachmann’s modern class 08…

Movember Competition!

Please do not forget that to enter this year’s Movember Prize Draw! So far we have had one entry, which we will share with you soon.  All you need do is pay £5 (that goes to charity), add  your “Mo” to your train and then send in a picture or two.  Simple as that! Let’s…

Remember, Remember the 5th of Movember!

No, this is not a misspelling! Please do not forget that to enter this year’s Movember Prize Draw, all you need do is pay £5 (that goes to charity), add  your “Mo” to your train and then send in a picture or two.  Simple as that! Let’s make a stand against cancer and have a…