Good evening, today I am writing about something rather different. Instead of focusing on a steam locomotive I will be looking at a tender, in particular tender 3116. Tender 3116 Tender 3116 was one of the first series of 5,000 gallon Bulleid tenders built at Ashford works. It entered service in December 1942 behind 21C6,…
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.
The last model of the week blog post for 2013 is a (renumbered) Bachmann BR Standard class 9F class. The model has previously been reviewed (click here for more) and being such a solid performer is a regular runner here at Locoyard. Today we look at the history of this powerful prototype.
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…
One of the jewels in the crown of the magnificent National Collection is the only remaining LBSCR tender locomotive – 214 Gladstone.
This week’s star model is Locoyard’s much modified Hornby Railroad BR Standard class 9F 92220 Evening Star.
This is the first BR standard class locomotive to feature in the Model of the week series. Once again, we shall be looking at the history of the prototype, illustrated by pictures of Bachmann’s rendition of the model (click here for the model review).
After several locomotives having returned from visits to other railways, Ropley loco yard is back to looking
Quite possibly the most complimented and most criticised model locomotive on this blog is the Hornby T9. This fantastic looking model has a level of detail that as far as I’ve seen is yet to be beaten in 00 scale. The same can not be said for its performance. I’ve spent some time trying