We’ve recently been taking a look at the new steampunk range ‘Bassett-Lowke’ from Hornby. In this unboxing and review, we first look at the Rogue, a steampunk locomotive before moving onto a steampunk coach called the Difference Engine Factory Coach.
Product: ‘Rogue’ Lady Triphenia Lovelace’s Diesel Dames Engine
Description: Designed by committee as a slow moving armoured vehicle, to get troops and armaments to the front line battle with the Martian Invaders. The Diesel Dames bought stocks and invested in a few of their own; repurposing them to run on rails (as had always been suggested) they increased their speed without damaging their pulling power. The rogue clearly is the brute able to smash through barriers and still take a heavy load. Compatible with OO and HO track and accessories.
Product: Difference Engine Factory Coach
Description: Tea, Tea and more Tea…on the move and in bulk! Bassett- Lowke had the ingenious idea to put his tea factories on the rails. Why waste time drying and mixing the leaves at the plantations when it can be done just as safely on the move. Well as safely as highly pressured boilers, threshing blades and drying ovens can be at speed! Compatible with OO and HO track and accessories.
Find out more at: https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/bassett-lowke-steampunk
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