Locoyard’s latest edition to the fleet is Bachmann S&DJR 3F Jinty number 23 (catalogue number 32-233). Today we review the model, that is also produced by Hornby in their “Railroad” range (click here for the review).
In the search for a working Hornby type 7 motor, this J83 spent a brief foray on the locoyard layout before being dismantled, quite frankly in disgust! This model is very poor and it is quite surprising that Hornby sell it in this century. You’ll soon find out why I say this…
Anyone who uses google (so pretty much everyone with an internet connection) will know that today would have been Frank Hornby’s 150th Birthday.
The day after catching the Real Ale Train (click here for more); I had a brief stop in Bowers Grove Lane to watch schools class 925 Cheltenham (above) and 850 Lord Nelson (below) pass.
Prior to catching the Real Ale Train (click here for more); I had a quick look at Ropley loco yard to see what was going on. As usual there was plenty to see!
Last Thursday, http://www.locoyard.com hit and passed a 100,000 views milestone! Thank you to all followers and contributors of this blog, who have all helped do this. To celebrate, a slideshow of photographs of real steam engines has been put together below. So sit back and enjoy the show!
There is just one day left to make sure that mainline heritage traction does not disappear. Please add your name to the petition (click here) and spread the word to family and friends to try and prevent the Office of Rail Regulation to pass legislation to remove a cap on fines for late running services…