Canute Road Quay is appearing at a few exhibitions this month and next. First up, on Saturday 30th September 2023, I will be exhibiting with my friends at Risborough and District MRC and their small Haddenham Show at Haddenham Village Hall, Banks Park, Banks Rd, Haddenham HP17 8EE. Opening at 10am it will featuring seven … Continue reading Driving the last spike… Canute Road Quay on the road in September and October
Last weekend at the International N Gauge show (TINGS) Dapol released an update on their Bulleid Light Pacifics in N Gauge, including two new versions and livery artworks. Having first announced their intention to produce Bulleid Light Pacifics in N Gauge back in 2012 and showed some initial cads at the time that quite frankly required … Continue reading Dapol provide an update on their Bulleid Light Pacifics in N Gauge, new versions and livery artworks
Hornby announced as part of their new 2022 range they were to produce two of the four Maunsell Composite Dining Saloons to Diagram 2658 as converted from Diagram 2652 Dining Saloon Thirds in 1947. In my Talking Stock#39 post about the complexities of the Southern Catering vehicles I try and detail the complex history of SR … Continue reading Hornby Maunsell Diagram 2658 Composite Dining Saloons arrive
This is not only incredibly my 750th post on this here little part of the interweb Southern Railway related blogosphere, but more importantly today marks the 60th and Diamond Wedding anniversary of my dear Mum and Dad. The last 18 months has been a huge challenge for all the family due to my Mum's health, … Continue reading Anniversaries all round, a diamond look back to 1963
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Having been in the top 10 of various wishlist polls for many years, the S160 2-8-0 has been a regularly requested / wish listed models. With Rapido Trains UK being an offshoot of the North America (albeit Canada) it seems a bit of a no-brainer for them to make a model of an American-built loco … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK announce their intention to produce the USATC S160 in 00 gauge
The Rapido Trains UK ‘00’ gauge SR Diagram 1379/1400 8 plank open wagons announced in November 2022 have now arrived. There were ten standard open wagon designs produced for the SR under Maunsell, although these could actually be grouped into just three main types: an 8 plank open that came in eight versions, a 5 … Continue reading Rapido Trains UK SR Diagram 1379/1400 8 plank open wagons arrive – a review
The Kernow Model Rail Centre ex LSWR/SR Beattie class 0298 well tank was first produced back in 2011. Incredibly for a class that since the 1930's had only three members, with a restrictive sphere of operation, albeit into the late 1960s, on the Bodmin and Wenford branch, the model has been extremely popular resulting in … Continue reading Bespoke footplate crew by MODELU for the KMRC Beattie Well Tank
As part of their quarterly British Railway Announcements for Autumn 2023 Bachmann have announced the ex London South Western Railway (LSWR) / Southern railway covered vans to Diagrams 1410, 1406 and 1408 and the ex LSWR / Southern railway 56ft non corridor cross country sets as early formation four coach sets, in 00 gauge. Those … Continue reading Bachmann announce LSWR/SR Diagram 1410, 1406 and 1408 covered vans and LSWR / SR 56ft non corridor cross country four coach sets as part of their EFE Rail Range
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