Hornby ex-LSWR M7 DCC Fitting Guide

Following up from the review of Hornby M7 class tank engine, I thought a DCC fitting guide might be useful to some of you out there.  This particular model is DCC Ready, so you do not have to worry about using a soldering iron.  So, I hear you say, this is an easier proposition?  Well,…

Hornby Ex-LSWR M7 Review

Class: LSWR M7 Use: Express Passenger Region: (London & South Western Railway) Southern Era: 1897-1964 Preserved examples: LSWR 245 – National Collection (static display) SR 53 – Swanage Railway (operational) Manufacturer: Hornby Models Reviewed: Hornby R2840 Southern Railway 42 (click here for more info) Hornby R2924 Southern Railway 51 (click here for more info) Hornby R2503 Southern Railway 357 (click…

Panning for… good photographs

I’ve spent a frustrating 30 minutes trying to get a decent panned shot of a model train going around the yard.  My aim was to get an “action” shot for a change from my usual (attempt) of getting a pin-sharp result.  The locomotive, M7 tank 42 (shown more clearly below) was my subject, pulling a…