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.

Picture of the Month – August 2021

This months picture... London, Chatham and Dover Railway Kirtey T Class 0-6-0T and SECR P Class 0-6-0t shunt at Canute Road Quay. The T Class is a Q Kits white metal kit and the P class is a Hattons models

Picture of the Month – June 2021

This months picture... An Andrew Barclay 0-4-0t simmers in the June sunshine on the quayside at Canute Road Quay. She is modified with dumb buffers from a Hattons model.  

Daffodils and Easter wishes

The daffodils are in bloom this Easter as LSWR B4 'Guernsey' in early Southampton Docks lined green livery shunts at Canute Road Quay. May the angels protect you, may the sadness forget you, may goodness surround you and may your God always bless you. The budding trees, the new flowers, and birds that sing, whisper … Continue reading Daffodils and Easter wishes

Canute Road Quay features in the April 2021 issue of BRM Magazine and Fisherton Sarum makes surprise appearance on BRM TV

I am pleased to advise that Canute Road Quay makes an appearance in the April 2021 issue of BRM Magazine available now for digital subscribers and next Thursday 25th March for the printed version. I open the article by discussing; how although I usually model the 1946 to 1949 Southern Railway time period but to … Continue reading Canute Road Quay features in the April 2021 issue of BRM Magazine and Fisherton Sarum makes surprise appearance on BRM TV

Christmas in lockdown at Canute Road Quay

It is certainly going to be a different Christmas for many this year, it is not cancelled but just needs to be celebrated in a different way, especially if like me you have gone from Tier 2 through to Tier 4 in less than 48 hours! As the festive season and New Year break is … Continue reading Christmas in lockdown at Canute Road Quay