Banbury Connections Cambridge Depot recently took delivery of a second-hand Hornby Black 5 requiring a test run. In response, Cambridge (31A) Model Railway Club kindly allowed me to test the locomotive on their test track. The locomotive ran flawlessly in both directions with management looking forward to taking possession of this item for running on Banbury Connections later this year. Below is a short video and photo of the Black 5.
BRED (Banbury Connections Rolling Stock and Engineering Department)
The rolling stock update is produced by BRED and looks at changes and repairs of notable interest to the Banbury Connections fleet. Some past projects can be found under the resources section of the website. If you are curious about the performance of a particular locomotive feel free to contact us and I will endeavour to provide a fair assessment of any models we own.