Last week I took delivery of a open wagon driving truck in 7 1/4 gauge which you sit on to drive the Class 08 locomotive I previously bought. Thus begins an adventure into ride-on railways. This honestly is a surprising … Continue Reading First ride-on adventure
Since moving house I’ve not had much time to spend preparing the attic for my model railway. At the weekend … Continue Reading Winter weather means model trains
The open source track planning software XTrackCAD is a fantastic tool in anyone playing with model railways but without a … Continue Reading Installing XTrackCAD on OS X Yosemite
Well it’s railway time and I’m finding that my plans are far more elaborate than ever before so I need a way of planning the layout so I can test various turnouts and track combinations before I have to start … Continue Reading Compiling XTrkCad from source on Mac OSX
Being a member of the OO Live Steam Club was bound to rub off eventually and it seems that it has, manifesting itself in a brand new “Silver Link” A4 Live Steam engine. This really is a magnificent beast and … Continue Reading A shiny new live steam engine
So I unpacked the boxes and assembled the equipment to steam up my new Flying Scotsman for the first time. Oil and water added, switched on and the steam began to build. So many funny noises that we all stood … Continue Reading Flying Scotsman all steamed up!
The next step in model railways – Live Steam! Yes, a real steam powered engine in OO gauge – incredible engineering from Hornby. Unfortunately the line has been discontinued and the stock was all sold a little while ago. However … Continue Reading Hornby Live Steam