Saturday, 2 August 2014

Heritage Steam Day

It has been a while since I last posted, but today the London Transport Museum were running a heritage train on the Hammersmith & City line, which I live next too.  This is one of those events that makes up for all the times one has been woken at 04.30 when the trains start running past the flat.

The train had a steam engine at one end, and yes it did run through the tunnels between Moorgate and Hammersmith.

And an electric Bo-Bo, Sarah Siddons, at the other.  This train was a class act, and the we could see from our window the photographers crowding on the platform at Goldhawk Road taking pictures of the event.  At one point it looked like they would miss the train as modern stock was in the platform blocking their view, but the train cleared in time for all to see the heritage special go by.

Final run of the day caught the new stock passing the other way to the old timers.  London Underground put on a good show today.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Power Bogie Japan

Now look at these here.  I'm going to have to get some of these to try out.  I have one particular project in mind that this would be the ideal answer to the current poor drive train.

So, after all the years of argument about whether or not HO scale suspended motors can be done here we have a commercial product at least.  Now of course these won't be suitable for everything, but with due diligence I can a lot of modellers being able to use these.