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! Advertisements

London Transport Pannier

One of the worst kept secrets of steam locomotive colour schemes was discovered a long time before Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Castle (click here for more).  It is a secret that many of a western persuasion would probably keep to themselves… The  secret being that Great Western Railway locomotives painted red look very good.

Buckfastleigh, South Devon Railway 2014

If you ask a railway enthusiast to name a great locomotive works, you could get many replies.  Doncaster, Derby, Swindon, Crewe, Eastleigh, St Rollox, Darlington, Brighton… a list could on and on.  But these days things are different, most of the former works have declined, disappeared or evolved into a new use.  However, there are…

Locomotives on Display at Sheffield Park 2014

No visit to the Bluebell Railway is complete without a peak inside the engine shed, which is home to the largest collection of locomotives of (UK) Southern origin.  The Bluebell Line has another remarkable claim to fame to add to this – it has the largest collection of BR Standard Classes.  Indeed, this collection is…

Children in Need 2013

As many of you know, tonight is Children In Need and we are making a special mention of it to support the cause.  As well as Children in Need, don’t forget that Devious Diesel and Thomas the Tank Engine are also tacking part in Locoyard’s Movember campaign and YOU can join in with this!  Click…