The annual members day was held on the 3rd October 2015, but before the event had even started there had been a few slip ups. The flagship locomotive of the railway, LNER B12 8572 had run into the buffers at Holt on the 1940s weekend two weeks previously. This had meant that the locomotive was…
The North Norfolk Railway’s annual steam gala was held on the weekend of the 6th to the 8th March, and what a spectacular weekend it was. The visitors were LNER Class D49 Morayshire, which was visiting from Scotland, a 4-4-0 locomotive designed by Nigel Gresley, courtesy of the National Museum of Scotland and the Scottish Railway…
Good evening, Today is part 2 of my mini series looking at the layouts which were on display at the South Hants Model Railway Club 2012 Exhbition that was this weekend. Up first we have Cartsdyke Yard a 7mm gauge LNER based layout which has featured on this blog before but with different locomotives and…
60163 was built in 2008 and was the first mainline steam locomotive built in the UK since 92220 Evening star. Tornado’s story is a very interesting one. Rather than repeat it here, I urge you to check out the A1 Steam Trusts web site (click here) to find out more.
60163 A1 Pacific Tornado is in many ways a modern miracle. 60163 was built in 2008 and was the first mainline steam locomotive built in the UK since 92220 Evening star.
In the past month, Locoyard has conducted a poll to find out the most popular colour that A1 Pacific Tornado has been painted in. An excellent response rate of 204 people voted. Of these votes, exactly a half were for one colour
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The standard 0-6-0 chassis with type 7 motor has for some time been used in a lot of Hornby model locomotives! The list of models below may not be 100% complete, but covers some of the major types where it is used. Hornby models using the Type 7 0-6-0 chassis:
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