Volunteer Machinists Needed!

Heritage Railways depend on volunteers, especially skilled individuals who have experience working in engineering environments.  Currently the Watercress Line is looking to find new volunteer Machinist’s to help manufacture components for Canadian Pacific and other locomotives and rolling stock. Advertisements

Lord of the Rails

If there was ever proof needed that model railways can be very imaginative, this depiction of Middle Earth is definitely it!  Hobbiton End is a fantastic narrow gauge branch line built by Simon Addelsee. It is set some 50 years after the Lord of the Rings novels of JRR Tolkien (and subsequent film adaptions), with the premise…

Farewell Wadebridge!

The oldest surviving Bulleid Pacific was withdrawn from service on the Watercress Line on the 6th March 2016.  No 34007 Wadebridge now requires a full overhaul before she can run again.  She will also need her original tender restored, as the tender she uses will be returned to 35005 Canadian Pacific (albeit with a new…

Planned Future Model Steam Locomotive Releases in 00 Scale

At locoyard we try to keep track of 00 scale model announcements – which change rapidly in these exciting times.  There are many manufacturers and special commissions from different vendors, with announcements made at various events and through different media.  As ever, hopefully this will summary will not be outdated too soon, but I have…

Help Please! Funds, Tools, Time, Memories, Movies, Images…

Thanks to the grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, work to return Merchant Navy class 35005 Canadian Pacific is well underway.  However, we still need help and assistance to complete the project and you can assist in a variety of ways.  You can support the project through donations of funds or tools, by volunteering your time,…