Sounds that can’t be made… or they can on Canute Road Quay and RisEx 23/02/19

Sound fitted DCC controlled locomotives are being more and more popular, effective and cheaper, especially since the introduction of cheaper sounds chips such as the Hornby TTS range of sound fitted decoders. However whilst the sounds of the locomotive themselves are achieved with a few add on sounds such as doors closing and guards whistles, … Continue reading Sounds that can’t be made… or they can on Canute Road Quay and RisEx 23/02/19

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

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

The countdown to Railex exhibition, preparation is quay and some from the Workbench Witterings

It is now less than two week to go to Canute Road Quay's appearance at the excellent Railex exhibition organised by friends at the Princes Risborough and District MRC, being held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Stadium Approach, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9PP on the 26th and 27th May  and I have been busy with final preparations. Even with a … Continue reading The countdown to Railex exhibition, preparation is quay and some from the Workbench Witterings

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

Fisherton Sarum as Risex show this Saturday with a couple of ex LSWR debutants

As advised the other week Fisherton Sarum will be exhibited at the Princes Risborough and District Model Railway Club’s Risex show this coming Saturday . This nice little local show that showcases a number of local layouts, is being held at the Community Centre, Wades Field, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 9AX. The show is open between 10 … Continue reading Fisherton Sarum as Risex show this Saturday with a couple of ex LSWR debutants

On the local exhibition road…Loughborough Road

This Saturday I will be assisting fellow High Wycombe and District MRS members Alan and Simon Paley with their delightful Pre-Grouping Midland and London North Western Railway layout Loughborough Road at the Milton Keynes Model Railway Society's exhibition being held at the Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Stantonbury, Milton Keynes. MK14 6BN. Alan's Loughborough Road layout is a fictitious location but is based … Continue reading On the local exhibition road…Loughborough Road

The final third, Ironstone at Railex this weekend

It has been a busy three weeks exhibition wise.  Starting with a great weekend exhibiting Fisherton Sarum in its spiritual home at the excellent Salisbury and South Wilts exhibition. It was an honour to be involved with their 50th anniversary exhibition and meet so many visitors to the show that were familiar with Salisbury Shed … Continue reading The final third, Ironstone at Railex this weekend