The budding trees, the new flowers, and birds that sing, whisper to me that it's Easter, and that the supermarkets are full of chocolate of all shapes (many irrelevant), sizes and special offers! Here is wishing a warmth in the firebox of your soul on Easter & always!
Happy New Year. The first picture of the month for 2022.
This months picture... Adams B4 0-4-0t No.100 rest at Canute Road Quay, she is built from a white metal kit
Due to the expansion of the many small yards and docks the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) required a number of small tank locomotives. First introduced by Adams in 1891 the B4 class of 0-4-0 tanks comprised initially of two batches of ten built at Nine Elms works and the first ten were completed … Continue reading Talking Stock #38 The Adams B4s the not so small 0-4-0 tanks
I am pleased to advise that Canite Road Quay features in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine. Publication follows very pleasant day spent back in January with friend and Hornby Magazine editor Mike Wild (albeit fraught with a few travel travel problems due to icy road conditions and dubious Sat Nav directional choices) nattering and … Continue reading Canute Road Quay features in Hornby Magazine Issue 142 April 2019 published today.
The Dapol ex LSWR B4 class 0-4-0t were first announced back in March 2014 and the first versions arrived in June last year. Yesterday Dapol announced further livery and detail variants, as below, including the first appearance of the Drummond Boiler fitted and one of the 5 off Drummond K14 versions. I have a number of these … Continue reading Dapol announce new ex LSWR B4 0-4-0t liveries and variants including Drummond boilered and K14 versions
Following a very pleasant afternoon spent with friend, inspirational modeller and one of the very best model rail photographers, Chris Nevard back in September, the results of his efforts an article on my little shunting layout Canute Road Quay can be seen and read about in the December edition of Model Rail Magazine, issue 242, … Continue reading Canute Road Quay features in Model Rail Magazine Issue 242 December 2017 published today. @modelrailuk
It has been just over a month since Canute Road Quay made its first proper public exhibition appearance at the excellent Exe Model Railway Society’s exhibition so I thought a little update might be in order. It certainly made a change taking a layout to an exhibition where I could firstly see out of the rear window … Continue reading Canute Road Quay an update post the Exeter show and news of a pending magazine photoshoot
Regular readers of this blog will know that this time of year I tend to head south to where 'summer comes soonest', to coin a phrase from that well know Southern Railway Publicity poster. I am soon heading very South (well about 4 and bit hours and approximately 1600 miles in a plane south) for a blend of … Continue reading A quick Dapol B4 and Kernow update before heading to where Summer comes first
A number of factors have led to me considering the possibility of producing a simple and small shunting puzzle layout to keep me entertained, be able to operate at home and possibly exhibit without the need for such a large operating crew and logistics. Firstly, I do not have the space to have Fisherton Sarum completely … Continue reading Announcing Canute Road Quay… a new little timesaving or timewasting project…