Accurascale go bananas… and announce SR Diagram 1478 and 1479 banana vans in 00

Accurascale have today announced that they are to produce the SR built banana vans to diagrams 1478 and 1479. The banana traffic through Southampton docks in the early 1930s had grown rapidly and whilst the SR had the 99 LSWR built banana vans these were not enough and resulted in the SR hiring suitable vans … Continue reading Accurascale go bananas… and announce SR Diagram 1478 and 1479 banana vans in 00

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

Workbench Witterings#17 a period making vehicles

One area of Canute Road Quay that I needed to correct, as it had been both constructively and bluntly pointed out to me on a couple of occasions, is that a few of the road vehicles were slightly out of my usual self-imposed modelling period of 1946 to 1946. Obviously, I want all aspects of … Continue reading Workbench Witterings#17 a period making vehicles

Happiness is the road… Canute Road Quay exhibiting this Saturday

A reminder that Canute Road Quay is on the road again and appearing this Saturday 20th August 2022 at the Silverfox DCC MRC exhibition being held at the Oakgrove School, Venturer Gate, Milton Keynes MK10 9JQ It is good to be at exhibitions again, especially as many Model Railway Clubs/Societies have lost such valuable income … Continue reading Happiness is the road… Canute Road Quay exhibiting this Saturday

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…

Latest ex LBSC E1 class 0-6-0t CAD renders from Rapido Trains UK

Rapido trains UK confirmed back in January that they are going to produce the LBSCR ‘E1’ 0-6-0T in '00’ gauge, as part of their growing range, despite it no longer being a commission by Model Rail magazine. My friends at Rapido trains UK have kindly provide me with copies of the latest CAD renders for … Continue reading Latest ex LBSC E1 class 0-6-0t CAD renders from Rapido Trains UK

Going bananas with daffodils for Easter

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!