Following a very pleasant afternoon spent with friend, inspirational modeller and one of the very best model rail photographers, Chris Nevard back in September, the results of his efforts an article on my little shunting layout Canute Road Quay can be seen and read about in the December edition of Model Rail Magazine, issue 242, published today (although subscribers should have received their copy earlier this week).
As the inspiration for the layout was mainly due to the release of the Model Rail commissioned USA tanks, for which I provided their team with a small amount of assistance, it was therefore only right that first published article about the layout was in Model Rail Magazine.
As a slight departure from other model railway publications the article is in fact written by the Model Rail in-house staff writer Mike Harris, following a telephone interview rather than the layout builders own words.
I did however provide some written text before the interview to ensure that much of the content that I wanted to be included got suitably covered.
I have therefore tried to ensure that information such as Tim Horn’s excellent baseboards, the LCut Creative laser cuts building components and how I created the inset track work and other details have been duly included within the article.
Although a small layout (only 4ft x 1ft) Chris as ever has managed to find and capture a few new angles with his cameras and many of the little cameos I have included on the layout were duly snapped.
I hope that you can get hold of a copy and enjoy the read and Chris’s excellent photographs.
Canute Road Quay will also be making an appearance at The Model Railway Club’s open day / mini exhibition on Sunday 10th December at their London Keen House club rooms. I am not actually a member of the The Model Railway Club so I feel it has been a great honour to have been asked to take Canute Road Quay along and I am very much looking forward to visiting Keen House and exhibiting Canute Road Quay.