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Class 66 drivers

I’m pretty happy with my new Class 66s, but there’s one thing missing from them – drivers! I’m generally a bit lax about fitting crew to my locomotives – it seems to be a job that gets pushed to the back of the queue (after… Read More »Class 66 drivers

Hattons Class 66 review

It’s finally here! After multiple delays, a false start around Christmas-time and certain global events threatening to affect its arrival, my sound-fitted Hatton’s Class 66 has finally arrived. Or rather, they have arrived – after placing my initial order for 66957 “Stephenson Locomotive Society” in… Read More »Hattons Class 66 review

DCC sound: Bachmann 4MT

I have fitted DCC sound to a handful of locomotives in my collection, but so far, it’s only been diesels that have received the upgrade. Today that changes, as I’m going to be adding sound to one of my favourite (and most dependable) steam locos:… Read More »DCC sound: Bachmann 4MT

Working End-Of-Train lamps

I have had a Hattons class 66 in Freightliner livery (66957 – Stephenson Locomotive Society) on order since they were announced back in 2018. With the delivery date fast approaching, I’ve ordered a mixture of container wagons in Freightliner livery for it to haul when… Read More »Working End-Of-Train lamps

Fiddle yard cassettes

The visible trackwork on Weybourne was completed months ago, but I’ve yet to start work on the single-road storage yard that will be hidden behind the industrial buildings on the left-hand side of the layout. If space in the house were not at a premium,… Read More »Fiddle yard cassettes