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

Dapol announce new production batches of their 00 gauge ex LSWR B4 0-4-0 tanks and Class73 Electro-diesels

At this weekend's London Festival of Railway Modelling, Dapol announced new production batches of their ex LSWR Adams B4 0-4-0 tanks and Class 73 Electro-Diesels both in 00 gauge. Adams B4 The Dapol ex LSWR B4 class 0-4-0t were first announced back in March 2014 and the first versions arrived in June 2018., with a second batch with further livery … Continue reading Dapol announce new production batches of their 00 gauge ex LSWR B4 0-4-0 tanks and Class73 Electro-diesels

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.

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

Dapol announce O Gauge exLSWR/SR/BR Adams B4 0-4-0 Dock tank.

This weekend at the second Gauge 0 Guild Virtual exhibition, Dapol announced that they are to produce an 0 Gauge version of the ex LSWR/SR/BR 0-4-0 Dock tank, These follow from their well received 00 gauge range, you can read my review here. The B4 Class were produced in 3 batches (all overall classed as … Continue reading Dapol announce O Gauge exLSWR/SR/BR Adams B4 0-4-0 Dock tank.

Making Quay Changes #3 between the wars, the 1920s / 1930s

This is the third in a series of 'Making Quay Changes' posts with the Canute Road Quay being transported to either a different location or era or both.  It follows my Making Quay Changes #1 post moving the scene Eastwards, and then back to Southampton with my Making Quay Changes #2 post but in the … Continue reading Making Quay Changes #3 between the wars, the 1920s / 1930s

Workbench Witterings #7 what were these B4?

Following on from my recent Talking Stock #38 The Adams B4 tanks post that included a brief history of the prototype and also a review of the recent range of Dapol ready to run models, I have added a few of these to my fleet for Canute Road Quay and therefore renamed and numbered to … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #7 what were these B4?

Talking Stock #38 The Adams B4s the not so small 0-4-0 tanks

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

Making Quay Changes #2 post rationing time travelling into the late 1950s

This is the second in a series of 'Making Quay Changes' posts with the Canute Road Quay being transported to either a different location or era or both.  After my Making Quay Changes #1 post moving the scene Eastwards, perhaps to the docks of Ipswich or Yarmouth,  utilising the lovely Model Rail magazine limited edition … Continue reading Making Quay Changes #2 post rationing time travelling into the late 1950s

A bit of an update: Heljan 07s, 247 Developments and Canute Road Quay on tour

This post is a bit of mix of a couple of updates in the BR(s) related model world and also where and when you can see Canute Road Quay on tour. Heljan 07 Firstly, Heljan have announced a further run on their excellent 07 Class. This has been in response to strong demand and positive … Continue reading A bit of an update: Heljan 07s, 247 Developments and Canute Road Quay on tour