Workbench Witterings#14 A quick brake… in 3D a SECR Diagram 1558

One of those occasions when looking for an item you come across something else purchased a while back and think I should really finish it... The other weekend I found my 3D print, purchased from Simon Dawson's store on Shapeways (in those days when it was much cheaper than it is now...), of the 6 … Continue reading Workbench Witterings#14 A quick brake… in 3D a SECR Diagram 1558

The Model Railway Club – January Lecture – Modelling the Southern – 13th January

I am delighted and honoured to have been asked to present the January lecture at The Model Railway Club on Thursday 13th January.  My presentation is titled "Where the sunshine comes soonest! Modelling the Southern" Illustrated with my own models I will explore my reasons for modelling the Southern, my own time period of 1946 … Continue reading The Model Railway Club – January Lecture – Modelling the Southern – 13th January

Astolat Guildford Exhibition – Sunday 16th Jan is GOING AHEAD – See Canute Road Quay

I am pleased to advise that the Astolat Model Railway Circle exhibition on Sunday 16th January is GOING AHEAD which makes a welcome change at a time that has seen many shows cancelled. I look forward to attending this pleasant show with Canute Road Quay. Please come along, say hello and support the Astolat MRC. … Continue reading Astolat Guildford Exhibition – Sunday 16th Jan is GOING AHEAD – See Canute Road Quay

Canute Road Quay – Exhibition update – Stafford Railway Circle Exhibition 5th & 6th February Cancelled

I have been advised that the Stafford Railway Circle Exhibition that Canute Road Quay was due to attend on 5th & 6th February 2022 has been unfortunately cancelled. The show organisers have advised: "In view of the rapidly worsening Covid situation caused by the Omicron variant, Stafford Railway Circle has decided that it is not … Continue reading Canute Road Quay – Exhibition update – Stafford Railway Circle Exhibition 5th & 6th February Cancelled

Picture of the Month – November 2021

This months picture... Early British Railways. USA 0-6-0t No. s73 shows off her new interim identity, whilst B4 Class 0-4-0t No. 30089 has already gained here new number and early BR crest.

From the archive #4 The quay to making puddles and something about gulls…

Although it could be said that I cheated with Canute Road Quay when I modelled the quayside wall as part of the front facia of the layout; this was not to avoid having to create the water but in fact to maximise the space available with a 12 inch deep baseboard. There are however a … Continue reading From the archive #4 The quay to making puddles and something about gulls…

Picture of the Month – September 2021

This months picture... Canute Road Quay in East Anglia... A pair of LNER J70s Nos. 7126 and 7128 shunt the quay. The J70s are weathered Model Rail Magazine limited edition models.