The final appearance, for 2023, of Canute Road Quay being on the road again, is the Hampton Court Model Railway Society’s Tolworth Showtrain exhibition the weekend of 11/12th November.
This excellent show, I attended with Fisherton Sarum in 2017, is held in three halls of Tolworth Recreation Centre, Fullers Way North, Tolworth, Surrey, KT6 7LQ. The show is open Saturday 11th Nov 10.00am – 5.30pm and Sunday 12th Nov 10.00am – 4.00pm. Canute Road Quay will be located adjacent to the South Western Circle membership stand, so an ideal opportunity to join if you are not already a member of this excellent line society, that not only covers the London and South Western Railway but also its successors.
Additionally, my usual operating colleague, Simon Paley, will be missing from action with Canute Road Quay, as he is exhibiting his excellent Collingwood layout. This is one of the best portrayals of the modern Southern 3rd scene on the exhibition circuit today. Being a Signalling designer by profession his attention to signalling and lineside details is spot on, although see if you can spot my input on his layout…
As always if you are able to attend please drop by and say hello, it is always good to see everyone.