The preservation of steam locomotives has always been seen as an act to save a part of history. However some classes weren't as lucky as others. From famous speed demons to underrated heavy haulers I'll be counting down the top 10 extinct steam locomotives, No. 10. PRR T1s. These large duplex engines were built for the Pennsylvania Railroad in the 1930s. All 52 of these were later deemed failures. None survive in preservation. But before you ask me about the T1 trust, the wrong engine being built by the wrong people for the wrong reason. The main goal of the trust is to break the world steam speed record. It's this goal that makes me really hate the T1 trust. Be humble. Don't be a cock.
No. 9 Billinton E2 0-6-0T
These little engines were bui…Read more >
Peppercornn Class A1 60163 'Tornado'
Review by Doug Teggin
The original Peppercorn A1 series was ordered by the LNER, but the 49 locomotives were built at Doncaster and Darlington for British Railways (BR) in 1948–49, after the nationalisation of the railways in the United Kingdom. Following the modernisation and dieselisation plans of the 1950s, the A1 Peppercorn class was eventually scrapped at a comparatively early age of just 14 years.Read more >
Other famous East Coast Mainline steam locomotives have been preserved, for example several Gresley LNER Class A4 and one LNER Class A3, 4472 Flying Scotsman, but all 49 LNER Peppercorn Class A1 locomotives were scrapped. The last was 60145 St Mungo, which survived until September 1966.
Number 60103 ended service with British Railways in January 1963 and was sold for preservation to Alan Pegler, who had it restored at Darlington Works as closely as possible to its LNER condition: the smoke deflectors were removed, the double chimney was replaced by a single chimney, and the tender was replaced by one of thecorridor type with which the locomotive had run between 1928 and 1936. It was also repainted into LNER livery, although the cylinder sides were painted green, whereas in LNER days they were always black. It then worked a number of rail tours, including a non-stop London–Edinburgh run in 1968 – the year steam traction officially ended on BR. In the meantime, the watering facilities for locomotives were disappearing, so i…Read more >
==="Of apple greens and things...Bachmann Tornado conversion 2" === ==WEDNESDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2012 ==
'The time has come', the Modeller said, 'to talk of many things. Of chips and chaps- and livery lacks, of apple greens and things..."
I'd had in mind for a good long time a conversion for the Bachmann Tornado model, more or less since it had come out in 2009…AGAIN!
In theory there is very little which needs doing to the Bachmann Tornado to turn it into one of the Darlington batch of Peppercorn A1s, whereas the Hornby Tornado model, though more accurate to the real 60163, is not the best starting point for a conversion to one of the originals (unless you were to mix and match parts to get one of the roller bearing A1s; at which point I think I'…
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“NEW! Bachmann Tornado in BR Brunswick Green”
==TUESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2011 == ==== ==In my previous review of the Hornby Special Edition Tornado and the Bachmann Tornado in Apple Green, I was impressed with the overall quality of the mechanism, and the accuracy of both models. == ==The Bachmann Tornado in Brunswick Green has been released for some time and I finally I was able to order it. == ==I’ll do another review with the Bachmann Tornado and Hornby Tornado-Special Edition in BR Brunswick Green.== == ==
The first thing which strikes me when viewing the model is its paint colour. The shade of green is excellently done and it proudly replicates the shade. Unlike the previous model in Apple Green the shade is now a new tooling.
Looking at my own…
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Sir Nigel Gresley the Grand”
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
This was my first OO/HO steam locomotive ever achieved from Bachmann:
60007, SIR NIGEL GRESLEY
Finished in ex-works condition, 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley is ready for her first run!
You may notice some changes that have been made to the A4. I wanted this engine to be completely ex-works, so the buffers, cylinders and the reversing rod have been picked out in "bolt gun metal silver" (from the Games Workshop range) which is my biggest complaint on the Bachmann A4, and the one least relevant to the model - which is still an absolute stunner. I attached a “Sooth no.21 generator” inside the model to give off smoke and steam through the chimney, cylinders and cylinder drain cocks. The nameplates were r…Read more >
Yay! My new GWR Hall loco shipped into Copley Hill West at noon today! It is No.4936 Kinnet HallRead more >
Not only does the BRWS help me refresh my mind about the LNER's engines, but I will also be filming a series soon! I wonder if anyone thinks I am thinking I should be Copley Hill West?!LNERPacific (talk) 04:34, July 21, 2012 (UTC)Read more >
hey i want to know who's the most popular engine in Copley Hill, tell me who ur favorite engine on my talk page and ill annouce the winner on the blog! Start ASApThebosscamacho 01:06, March 11, 2012 (UTC)Read more >
I have some news. I know I haven't been on for a long time, and I'm here to say that I won't be on for the next 2 months, until my winter break comes. I might come on once a week or something, but that's all.
Till next time, Sine Nomine, signing off! EWS Railways Pip pip peep! 20:21, October 27, 2011 (UTC)Read more >
The British Railway Series has been a superb and truly historical series. With the exception of a few goofs that have already been pointed out, the series has really told the history of steam on the Eastern Region at Copley Hill during the 1950's.
With all the great characters like young and cocky Allen, wise old Stephen, haughty Sir Ralph with his dark past, and the shy and grumpy engines, Herbert and Nigel, the British Railway Series will always be a great show, even after it has ended.
I think that the new episodes are going to be even better, and I know that we will all be disappointed when it ends. And when it ends, if we know our history, only a few characters will survive, and lots of characters are going to be cut up.
Let's keep on ho…Read more >
Allen. Stephen. These are but some of the pages on this wiki. Hello to all users and editors. I am the founder of this wiki. I'll explain some things here. First off, this wiki is solely for the British Railway Series and related material. That may have been very obvious. Secondly, as anyone would ask for, no vandalism, of course. I repeat: NO VANDALISM! NONE AT ALL! BLOCKAGE IS AN IMMEDIATE FOLLOWER! DON'T THINK WE CAN'T FIND YOU! HISTORY LOGS ARE THERE FOR A REASON! So other than the rest of the natural and implied rules, try not to write random gibberish like: "Go Allen!" or "I hate Gronk." I don't have much else to say, so FULL STEAM AHEAD! EWS Railways Pip pip peep! 23:05, September 14, 2011 (UTC)Read more >
I do not plan on posting many blogs, but I thought I should post this one. I have recently found the official site for the BRWS and I figured I should post it here: http://www.britishrailwayseries.com/
I do not know a whole loy about the BRWS, but I know some and am good at proofreading and what not, so I figured I could lend a hand.Read more >