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

Making Quay Changes #4 being industrious

This is the fourth 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 #4 being industrious

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

Happy New Year! – Picture of the Month – January 2020

This months picture to bring in the new year...   ex LSWR B4 0-4-0t No. 90 'Caen' in Southampton Docks livery, rests at Canute Road Quay. She is a Dapol model, with lamps and crew added and weathered. Check back here on 6th January, just after 9am, for a roundup of the Hornby new range … Continue reading Happy New Year! – Picture of the Month – January 2020

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

Picture of the Month – July 2019

This months picture... PS. Happy we got rid American Independence Day to my USA readers on the 4th,  a date that is over shadowed this year by my own 50th birthday...

Picture of the Month – March 2019

This month picture... Canute Road Quay can be seen on the 16th of this month at  Abrail Abingdon and District MRC, Abingdon and Witney College, Wooton Road, Abingdon, OX12 1GG PS. Happy Birthday to my Dad on the 16th of this Month...

Dapol announce new ex LSWR B4 0-4-0t liveries and variants including Drummond boilered and K14 versions

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

The quay facts about being on the road with Canute Road Quay

The next couple of exhibition appearance of Canute Road Quay are drawing near, as always I always look forward to exhibiting my little train sets and enjoy catching up with friends and making news ones alike. There will be a new feature on Canute Road Quay for these shows as I have commissioned a sound … Continue reading The quay facts about being on the road with Canute Road Quay

Model Railway Awards for 2018, like buses two come along at once, vote now, vote Southern of course… (and a bit of a shameless plug!)

It's the start of 2019 and two separate votes for UK Model Railway Awards have opened. Voting for the 2018 British Model Railways Awards promoted on RMweb and British Railways Modelling Magazine is now live and open for voting until 20th January with the winners being announced in the Spring edition of British Railways Modelling Magazine and on RMweb. As well as … Continue reading Model Railway Awards for 2018, like buses two come along at once, vote now, vote Southern of course… (and a bit of a shameless plug!)