Mallard and Flying Scotsman Beer

After seeing The Great Gathering at the National Railway Museum, York (click here to read more), what better way was there to continue the celebrations than going home with a bottle of Flying Scotsman and a bottle of Mallard Beer!  So here is a vague attempt at a taste test, just in case any of…

Hornby Mallard takes the Brookes Castle Power Test

LocoYard has very kindly given me access to this blog to do blog posts on the various things I am up to. So today being the 75th anniversary of the Mallards speed record for steam of 125.88mph I thought it would be appropriate to get my Hornby Mallard to take on the Brookes Castle Power…

Hornby LNER A1/A3 class review

This week’s model review is Hornby’s super-detail version of what is claimed to be the world’s most famous locomotive – 4472 Flying Scotsman.  The LNER A3 class is an ever popular prototype and it was high time it was reviewed here on Locoyard!  Before we begin, I must apologise for this model’s lack of smoke…

Hornby LNER A4 class review

Last week, Locoyard followers were given the opportunity to vote for the next model review.  The Bachmann N class and Hornby A4 won with the same number of votes.  Today see’s the Hornby A4 class go through the Locoyardometer! Class: Gresley A4 Pacfic Use: Express Passenger Region: London and North Eastern Railway Era: 1935-1966 Preserved examples: 4464 (60019) Bittern – mainline certified, based at Southall Depot 4468 (60022)…