Two new Southern Railway publications: “Alfred Raworth’s Electric Southern Railway” and “Southern Times”

Two new publications are hitting the shelves of good purveyors of books that are worthy of any Southern Railway historian and or modeller's reference library. Firstly, from friends at Pen and Sword Transport is "Alfred Raworth’s Electric Southern Railway." by Peter Steer. There have been many books that cover and detail the history and development … Continue reading Two new Southern Railway publications: “Alfred Raworth’s Electric Southern Railway” and “Southern Times”

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today #Remembrance #lestweforget

If you so wish, wear your poppy with pride today, pause respectfully for two minutes at 11 am this Armistice Day and again this Remembrance Sunday remembering all those, both service and civilian personnel whom have given their lives for the freedom that we all enjoy today, and should you feel so inclined, support the … Continue reading When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today #Remembrance #lestweforget

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today #Remembrance #lestweforget

Marking the occasion will be somewhat different this year due to obvious circumstances. If you so wish, wear a poppy with pride today, but please pause respectfully for two minutes at 11 am this Remembrance Sunday and for Armistice Day on Wednesday remembering all those, both service and civilian personnel whom have given their lives … Continue reading When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today #Remembrance #lestweforget

When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today #Remembrance #lestweforget

If you so wish, wear your poppy with pride today, pause respectfully for two minutes at 11 am this Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day tomorrow remembering all those, both service and civilian personnel whom have given their lives for the freedom that we all enjoy today, and should you feel so inclined, support the sterling work … Continue reading When You Go Home, Tell Them Of Us And Say, For Their Tomorrow, We Gave Our Today #Remembrance #lestweforget

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

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday – 100 years 1918-2018 #lestweforget 2333 #Remembrance, they shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.

This Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday we mark 100 years since the end of the 'Great War', unfortunately not the war to end all wars, and although this post is mainly written to commemorate this especially poignant anniversary it is also dedicated to all Railway companies across the country and indeed the world that lost … Continue reading Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday – 100 years 1918-2018 #lestweforget 2333 #Remembrance, they shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.

Canute Road Quay has a few visitors, including latest @hattonsmodels releases, but normal service is resumed after; and preparation for Railex

It has been a busy period recent both in the arrival of some new ready to run models such as the Hatton's ex SECR P class 0-6-0t,  see my review here, and also their 14" Andrew Barclay along with some time spent applying some finishing decals prior to weathering of a couple of kit built … Continue reading Canute Road Quay has a few visitors, including latest @hattonsmodels releases, but normal service is resumed after; and preparation for Railex

Guest review of the 00 Works RTR ex LSWR Drummond 4-4-0 D15 Class

The small manufacturer of Ready To Run locomotive 00 Works announced back in May 2017 their intention to produce a batch of ex LSWR Drummond 4-4-0 D15s  A number of the versions have now arrived from 00 Works, although as with many of their releases I have not personally ordered one myself (I already have a … Continue reading Guest review of the 00 Works RTR ex LSWR Drummond 4-4-0 D15 Class

In memoriam of Henry Bousher – a brief visit to Southwalk Bridge LSWR splendour in his honour

Today is the funeral, of London South Western Railway historian and modelling stalwart, octogenarian Henry Bousher who sadly passed away on 8th July after a battle with ill health.  This post is by way of a mark of respect to Henry, my condolences to his family and fellow friends and by a small way a … Continue reading In memoriam of Henry Bousher – a brief visit to Southwalk Bridge LSWR splendour in his honour

Heljan announce Class 07 0-6-0 diesel shunter in 00 for 2017 [Updated 30/11/16]

Danish manufacturer Heljan have made a new year announcement that they are to produce a Class 07 Diesel electric shunter in 00 gauge with a release anticipated in 2017. Introduced in 1962 this class of 14 locomotives was designed specifically for use in the Southampton Docks complex, replacing the SR USA class of 0-6-0T steam … Continue reading Heljan announce Class 07 0-6-0 diesel shunter in 00 for 2017 [Updated 30/11/16]