Class 43 New Measurement Train Climbs Up The 1 In 80 Out Of The Blackmore Vale On Thurs 7th May 2020
The Network Rail New Measurement Train, is an HST based track infrastructure recording set. It is the prime test train used by NR and covers all main lines on a timetabled basis, having the ability to travel up to 125 mph. While doing this it can gather hundreds of channels of data. There are three Class 43 power cars allocated to the train, they are based at Derby. They all carry the Network Rail yellow livery with "Improving Your Railway" branding. This video was captured on Thursday 7th May 2020 and you will see 43062 'John Armitt' leading the NMT up the 1 in 80 out of the Blackmore Vale. Then passing through Templecombe station it heads on towards Sherborne and eventually Exeter St Davids. The Class 43 NMT is also known as the Flying Banana.
6233 Duchess Of Sutherland Shakes The Birds Out Of The Trees Passing Templecombe On Tuesday 17th Dec
6233 Duchess Of Sutherland heads through Templecombe with the Steam Dreams London Victoria to Yeovil Junction Excursion on Tuesday 17th December 2019. The Pacific was on top form and accelerated through the station and away towards Sherborne, fantastic.......
Wincanton Model Railway Exhibition Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November 2019 (Part 1)
This years Wincanton Model Railway Exhibition was held as usual at the King Arthur's Community School, over the weekend 9th & 10th November 2019. There were well over twenty layouts to see all all a very high standard. Below is a list of those covered in this video:- Waveybridge/Sans Souci/Gesty Bridge/Burnham on Sea/Shillingstone/Shillingsford/Perreton Quay/Aseenik Surkell/Hillbrow/Bridgebury Gate/Marshwood Road
Union Of South Africa 60009 Roars Through Bruton On The Last Torbay Express On Sunday 8th Sept 2019
Running a few minutes late and with the light going down Union Of South Africa 60009 roars through Bruton on its way back to Bristol TM. The A4 even with the 12 coach load seems not to be bothered as it climbs up from Castle Cary and on to Westbury.
Steve Jacksons 45mm Coal Fired Late Summer Steam Up On Saturday & Sunday 14/15 September 2019
Raif and I enjoyed a great afternoon at Steve Jacksons 45mm line on Sunday 15th September 2019. It is an annual event held over a weekend in September and is primarily aimed at coal fired locomotives. Locos attending on the Sunday came form both Accucraft and Roundhouse modified for coal firing. A typical example is the Accucraft Edrig which Paul Bailey of DJB Engineering has turned into a fine runner. Tag Gorton was showing off his new loco with a novel steam powered water pump as well as a two tone whistle! Raif brought along his No19/20 Donegal railcars, they really looked the part. Thanks Steve for your hospitality and also to the supplier of the rather yummy lemon cake.