No.140 APRIL 2006
GARDEN Rail G ARDEN Rail
Incorporating GARDEN RAILWAY WORLD
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5EDITOR’SLETTER Tag Gorton
10RAILCARS, JAPANESESTYLE Matthew Foster
13SHAWESTEAMSERVICES ‘BLACKJACK’ David Pinniger
16LGB SMOKEUNITSANDMTS John Lythgoe
20RETURNTOTHERAINBOW VALLEYTRAMWAY Keith Chadwick
24THELITTLEANGEL Andy Taylor
31ENHANCINGAMY Tony Reynolds
35CHANNELTUNNEL 16MMSTYLE George Larcombe
36A TALEOFTWOWAGONS Cliff Thomas
48MAILBOX- MARKETPLACEDIARYDATES& CLUBNEWS
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Front Cover: Roundhouse has surpassed even their high standards with these 'Rheidol' locomotives. They are a whole new experience to operate, being able to remain in steam as long as one wants. Photograph by Phil Sixsmith