Picture of the Month – September 2021

This months picture... Canute Road Quay in East Anglia... A pair of LNER J70s Nos. 7126 and 7128 shunt the quay. The J70s are weathered Model Rail Magazine limited edition models.

Picture of the Month – August 2021

This months picture... London, Chatham and Dover Railway Kirtey T Class 0-6-0T and SECR P Class 0-6-0t shunt at Canute Road Quay. The T Class is a Q Kits white metal kit and the P class is a Hattons models

Making Quay Changes #6 heading South East

This is the sixth 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 #6 heading South East

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!)

Hatton’s announce four more SECR P Class 0-6-0t versions

Following on from the release earlier this year of their delightful SECR P Class 0-6-0t Hatton’s have today announced that four new versions of the SECR P Class will soon be available. Based on feedback from the modelling community, Hatton’s will be producing extra SECR lined green and BR liveries, with new running numbers; and … Continue reading Hatton’s announce four more SECR P Class 0-6-0t versions

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

We can be ‘relieved’ it’s a good model, a review of the @hattonsmodels ex SECR Wainwright P Class 0-6-0t

Hatton’s only announced their production of the ex SECR Wainwright P Class tanks after first Engineering Prototypes had been received back in September last year as I reported in my "Can I have a P please" post, here. Although it was hoped to be able to deliver these before the end of last year Hattons … Continue reading We can be ‘relieved’ it’s a good model, a review of the @hattonsmodels ex SECR Wainwright P Class 0-6-0t