Rolling stock

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

Weathering ballast wagons

This post will cover my first serious attempt at weathering rolling stock. I’ve had a few goes in the past, and whilst I learned something each time, I was never really happy with the results. Having recently watched Everard Junction’s video on weathering wagons, and… Read More »Weathering ballast wagons

DCC in a Hornby A1X Terrier

I’ve recently acquired a rather nice little Hornby Terrier loco. It’s one of the ex-Dapol tooling models, so while it’s not up to the standards of the more modern Hornby offering, it’s still a reasonable model that I’d like to get running. As it’s one… Read More »DCC in a Hornby A1X Terrier