No.148 DECEMBER 2006
GARDEN Rail G ARDEN Rail
Incorporating GARDEN RAILWAY WORLD
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5EDITOR’SLETTER Tag Gorton
10LOWERBRYANDALERAILWAY Ian Stock
14ARISTO-CRAFTD&H ALCORS-3 John Lythgoe
18TOBRIGHTENMYDAY Peter Spoerer
20CHEDDARCOACHESRAKEMAKEOVER Mark Thatcher
24GRS TUNNELMOUTHANDSTUFF Keith Brown
26LARGESCALE, MINIMUMGAUGE Peter Bakke
33OFFTHESHELFBRITISHGAUGE3 David pratt
FROMLGB Keith Chadwick
39BABYBAGNALL David Pinniger
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Front Cover: Glen Tanar is very much the pride-and-joy of the Glendoric Tramway, being a true 7/8in scale model of a 3.25 tonne Decauville that worked at the Volos Brickworks in Greece and is seen here curving through the woods near Kemnay Station with a light load. Photograph by Peter Bakke