Ch-ch-changes, Turn and face the (s)train…

With apologies to David Bowie... regular readers may have spotted a slight change to the layout of my little corner of the world wide web.  The previous WordPress theme (page style) I was using had become obsolete and was causing a few back office and functionality issues, so I therefore have adopted a new WordPress … Continue reading Ch-ch-changes, Turn and face the (s)train…

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

British Railways Modelling, World of Railways fourth virtual #BigWorldShow this weekend.

This weekend 4th/5th December sees the fourth World of Railways Virtual Exhibition, and a weekend filled with entertainment for all ages, model railways of all shapes, sizes and scales, plus informative model ‘how-to’ advice, and interviews with the brands who bring us the models we enjoy, including a in a couple of different interviews yours … Continue reading British Railways Modelling, World of Railways fourth virtual #BigWorldShow this weekend.

Picture of the Month – October 2020

This months picture... Adams B4 0-4-0t No.100 rest at Canute Road Quay, she is built from a white metal kit

COVID19, exhibitions, mental health and life changes…

I will start by apologising that this post is not really about model railways (but a little creeps in along with 12" to the foot railways!) Restrictions due to COVID19 has prevented model railway clubs and societies having their usual meetings, let alone model railway exhibitions from going ahead. This meant that appearances of Canute … Continue reading COVID19, exhibitions, mental health and life changes…

RMweb SWAG Virtual Members Day 2020 in aid of NHS Charities Together talking place today

As I posted earlier this week I usually attend and assist with the running of, the RM Web South West Area Group members day held nr. Taunton. This year we are unable to do so but this has not deterred the organisers from marking the event but this year it will be in a ‘virtual’ … Continue reading RMweb SWAG Virtual Members Day 2020 in aid of NHS Charities Together talking place today

RMweb SWAG Members Day 2020 in aid of NHS Charities Together this Sunday 26th April

Regular readers will know that this time of year I usually attend and assist with the running of, the RM Web South West Area Group members day held nr. Taunton. This year we are unable to do so but this has not deterred the organisers from marking the event but this year it will be … Continue reading RMweb SWAG Members Day 2020 in aid of NHS Charities Together this Sunday 26th April

Picture of the Month – April 2020

This months picture... An unusual visitor to Canute Road Quay is ex SER 0-4-0CT Crane Engine No. 1302. Built from a South Eastern Finecast white metal kit.