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Get your GardenRail ‘Specials’ for a great New Year read!Get your GardenRail ‘Specials’ for a great New Year read!

Series editor Tag Gorton

LIVE STEAM WORKSHOPLIVE STEAM WORKSHOPTag Gorton’s

Simple and easy ways to personalise and de tail your live steam locomotive...

YOURGSCALELOCOMOTIVEJohnLythgoe

YOUR G-SCALE LOCOMOTIVEYOUR G-SCALE LOCOMOTIVE John Lythgoe

An easy guide t o care and mai ntenance

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Tag Gorton’s

LIVE STEAM WORKSHOP Simple and easy ways to personalise and detail your live steam locomotive

£12.95£12.95 + P&P

John Lythgoe

YOUR G-SCALE LOCOMOTIVE An easy guide to care and maintenance

FORMAT: 210 x 297mm, 84 pages, colour throughout ISBN: 1-902827-15-5

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FORMAT: 210 x 297mm, 100 pages, colour throughout ISBN: 1-902827-16-3

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YOUR G-SCALE LOCOMOTIVEUK - £2.00 Europe - £3.50 Rest of world - £4.00

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Tel: 0870 428 1405 (UK), +44 1795 412893 (Overseas) – E-mail: atlanticbooks@servicehelpline.co.uk No.161 JANUARY 2008

GARDEN Rail G ARDEN Rail

Incorporating GARDEN RAILWAY WORLD

Publisher: Trevor M. Ridley

Editor: Tag Gorton e-mail: tag@atlanticpublishers.com 58 Beatrice Avenue, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 4NG Tel: 01752 845938

Columnists Geoff Calver, Alan Davis, Stuart Moon, Alan Habgood, David Pinniger, Peter Spoerer

Garden Civil Engineering David Pratt

Technical Columnist John Lythgoe

Horticultural Columnist Becky Pinniger

Photography Phil Sixsmith

Buildings & Structures Kit Reviews Mark Thatcher

Production, Advertisements & Admin Juliet Arthur e-mail: ja@atlanticpublishers.com Office Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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© GardenRail 2008 ISSN: 0969-952X

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ContentsContents

5 EDITOR’S LETTER Tag Gorton

10 CONSTRUCTION OF THE ASHLEY LINE Peter Wallace

15 COAL FIRING WITH CASPER Nicky Moeken

18 ‘DARJ’ PASSENGER STOCK Stuart Moon

22 BACHMANN CONSOLIDATION 2-8-0 John Lythgoe PART 1

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44 TRADING PLACES

48 MAIL BOX - MARKET PLACE DIARY DATES - ONLINE SHOPS

No.161 JAN 08 Front Cover: Birthday girl Carol Anneat Bass Lake station with the line’s most experienced driver on board. In the background a rather portly chap eyes up one more chocolate bar from the vending machine. . . Photo: Phil Sixsmith

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25 CONCRETE PLATFORMS Keith Brown

26 TWENTY YEARS OF STEAM Andy Taylor

33 BUILDING A LISTER Cliff Thomas

37 SCRAPHEAP CHALLENGE Peter Spoerer

39 TOP BRASS Mark Thatcher

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