Rumours from Warley National 2016 indicate that Model Rail magazine are considering commissioning a Wisbech and Upwell J70 Steam tram, famously associated with Toby the Steam Tram from The Railway Series ( and the Thomas and Friends TV series).
Model Rail are requesting feedback on livery options and whether to produce a version with opening doors, sounds and removal sideplates!
I know what I’d choose (all of the above).
These models will be more than welcome on Brewery Pit, so I look forward to hearing further news. Pictured below are my J70 and Y6.
The Model Rail Y1/3 Steam Sentinel RTR loco produced by Dapol has a wonderful mechanism and I confess to having a few too many of these little locos.
While at the Warley show in November, I noticed that Model Rail were offering one of the Y1 Sentinels at a considerably reduced price, so I quickly snapped up the model. This model will provide the chassis for my Y10 super sentinel (just don’t tell the Y1 that, he’ll get upset).