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!

Workbench Witterings#15 Going bananas with a Great Eastern flavour

It is not often I post about a new Great Eastern ready to run model but this post is about the latest Oxford Rail Great Eastern Railway 10 ton banana van, confused? Read on... In fact, along with some information courtesy of friend and SR coach and wagon guru Mike King, 100 of these banana … Continue reading Workbench Witterings#15 Going bananas with a Great Eastern flavour

Astolat Guildford Exhibition – Sunday 16th Jan is GOING AHEAD – See Canute Road Quay

I am pleased to advise that the Astolat Model Railway Circle exhibition on Sunday 16th January is GOING AHEAD which makes a welcome change at a time that has seen many shows cancelled. I look forward to attending this pleasant show with Canute Road Quay. Please come along, say hello and support the Astolat MRC. … Continue reading Astolat Guildford Exhibition – Sunday 16th Jan is GOING AHEAD – See Canute Road Quay

Daffodils and Easter wishes

The daffodils are in bloom this Easter as LSWR B4 'Guernsey' in early Southampton Docks lined green livery shunts at Canute Road Quay. May the angels protect you, may the sadness forget you, may goodness surround you and may your God always bless you. The budding trees, the new flowers, and birds that sing, whisper … Continue reading Daffodils and Easter wishes

Dapol announce O Gauge exLSWR/SR/BR Adams B4 0-4-0 Dock tank.

This weekend at the second Gauge 0 Guild Virtual exhibition, Dapol announced that they are to produce an 0 Gauge version of the ex LSWR/SR/BR 0-4-0 Dock tank, These follow from their well received 00 gauge range, you can read my review here. The B4 Class were produced in 3 batches (all overall classed as … Continue reading Dapol announce O Gauge exLSWR/SR/BR Adams B4 0-4-0 Dock tank.

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

Workbench Witterings #9 Refreshing the E2, no mention of Thomas…dam… in

The first five members of the London Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSC) E2 class 0-6-0 tanks were introduced by L Billinton in June 1913.  In service they were found to be powerful but slightly lacking in water and therefore a further batch of 5 were ordered, although delayed by the war, and built between … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #9 Refreshing the E2, no mention of Thomas…dam… in

Making Quay Changes #5 the Class 07 diesels take over at the Docks

This is the fifth in the series of 'Making Quay Changes' posts with the Canute Road Quay being transported to either a different location or era or both.  In this post we are firmly in the Southampton Docks but after 1962 when the Class 07 diesels were specifically introduced to modernise the operations in the … Continue reading Making Quay Changes #5 the Class 07 diesels take over at the Docks