Happy Halloween!

As the locoyard layout is dismantled, there will be no Halloween specials today, but nevertheless I wish locoyard followers a happy Halloween 2014!  Far less horrific, tonight at 7PM we will have a look at DJ Models forthcoming releases, so stay tuned!

Stars of the Mid-Hants Spring Steam Gala 2014 Part 7 – British Railways Standard Class 9F – 92212

During the Saturday of the Watercress Line Spring Steam Gala 2014, this magnificent locomotive spent the day at Ropley.  It was (as Simon described it) playing the role of the Thunderbird – the rescue locomotive.  It was good to see this big powerful locomotive again, after it’s long stay at the Bluebell Railway.

Hornby BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 Review

Locoyard’s 00 scale model reviews section (click here to read) nearly has all ready to run BR Standard class models reviewed.  Hornby’s version of the 4MT (75xx) 4-6-0 model is regarded as one of the best out there and has a direct competitor from Bachmann (click here to read the review).  Today we look at…

92220 Evening Star

It’s funny how certain moments in your life stand out and become memorable.  Over the years I’ve had the privilege of seeing many steam locomotives, but one in particular is seeing 92220 Evening Star in steam on the North York Moors Railway.  At the time I was very young and Evening Star seemed to be…

Bachmann BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 Class Model Review

BR Standard classes are popular model prototypes, so much so that in the 2013 MREmag and RMweb Poll, the two most wished for classes of 00 scale steam locomotive were standard classes (the 2MT and 3MT 2-6-0’s).  But even with that said, it was a surprise to many when Hornby announced it was going to…