April 17th 2016 – Super Train Model Train Show

Today I went to the annual Super Train model train show with my friend Arthur. We also went last year. There was some new model train groups there this year, some missing from last year, and a lot of carryover from the previous year. I’ve been going to this show since I was young; back then with…

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…

Bachmann (ex-SECR/SR) N Class Review

In July, 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.  Therefore the Bachmann N class will go through the Locoyardometer!  This review has been updated on 28th August 2012 with additional pictures of slope-sided tender version number…

Hornby Unrebuilt West Country / Battle of Britain class review

Class: Original (unrebuilt) West Country / Battle of Britain class Use: Express Passenger and Express Goods Region: Southern Era: 1945-1967 Preserved examples: 34007 21C107 Wadebridge – Mid Hants Railway – operational 34023 21C123 Blackmoor Vale/Blackmore Vale – Bluebell Railway (as-built, Coat of Arms added in preservation) – Static Display pending overhaul 34051 21C151 Winston Churchill – National Railway Museum – Static…

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)…

Review – Bachmann Standard 3MT Tank

Class: Standard 3MT Tank (2-6-2) Use: Mixed Traffic Region: Southern, Western, North East, London Midland Era: 1952-1968 Preserved examples: None – although the 82045 Locomotive Trust is building a new version. Blog Post Entry: Model of the Week Manufacturer: Bachmann Motor: 3 pole Loco-drive Power: Heavyweight DCC options: 8 pin dcc ready Locoyard Review Detailing: 4.5/5 Excellent, cab details, opening smokebox door and roof…