Workbench Witterings#19 Building a Maunsell 350HP ‘trip’ locomotive

In my Talking Stock#15 post here I discuss the background to the three Maunsell 350HHp diesel 'trip' locomotives. In 1937 Maunsell ordered three six coupled 350hp diesel electric locos, built by the SR at Ashford with English Electric power units, to compare against the Z class 0-8-0 tanks.  They were numbered 1,2 an d 3. These … Continue reading Workbench Witterings#19 Building a Maunsell 350HP ‘trip’ locomotive

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas to you all, fill up your life with love, compassion, tolerance, peace, happiness and perhaps hopefully some time for modelling. The wonderful Southern Railway Christmas press advert from December 1924 seen left (click for a larger version) was recently unearthed by friend and Railway Historian Dr, David Turner, and is a fascinating glimpse … Continue reading Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Going dumb… with 247 Developments vertical buffers.

Many early and or industrial rolling stock including both wagons and locomotives had very primitive 'dumb' buffers often fashioned from wooden blocks. I had previously created this on a couple of the industrial locomotives sometimes seen on Canute Road Quay such as the Hatton’s Andrew Barclay 14″ 0-6-0t and Hornby W4 Peckett 0-4-0t and this … Continue reading Going dumb… with 247 Developments vertical buffers.

From Southampton to Stafford – Canute Road Quay heads North – 24/25th September

Canute Road Quay is on the road again and appearing at this coming weekends Stafford Railway Circle Annual Model Railway Exhibition 24th/25th September 2022. This is always an excellent show organised by the very friendly Stafford Railway Circle, and is the first in their now to become regular weekend date slot in September. This year … Continue reading From Southampton to Stafford – Canute Road Quay heads North – 24/25th September

Workbench Witterings#17 a period making vehicles

One area of Canute Road Quay that I needed to correct, as it had been both constructively and bluntly pointed out to me on a couple of occasions, is that a few of the road vehicles were slightly out of my usual self-imposed modelling period of 1946 to 1946. Obviously, I want all aspects of … Continue reading Workbench Witterings#17 a period making vehicles

Happiness is the road… Canute Road Quay exhibiting this Saturday

A reminder that Canute Road Quay is on the road again and appearing this Saturday 20th August 2022 at the Silverfox DCC MRC exhibition being held at the Oakgrove School, Venturer Gate, Milton Keynes MK10 9JQ It is good to be at exhibitions again, especially as many Model Railway Clubs/Societies have lost such valuable income … Continue reading Happiness is the road… Canute Road Quay exhibiting this Saturday