Incorporating GARDEN RAILWAY WORLD
Michael Watts Editor
Tel: 01869 331181 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 4 Chaundy Road, Tackley, Kidlington, OX5 3BJ
You can just plonk down some track on the grass, patio, or decking to run some trains. I would not discourage you, quite the contrary. Get your first taste of trains in the garden. You should encourage family, friends and colleagues to get involved; find an opportunity to show off your acquisitions. We all need the bit of stimulus that comes from running a loco on some track from time to time. But there is a bit more to modelling railways than the basic train set. As with most things, with a bit of thought and planning, the outcome can be a great achievement.
Planning is one of my things (yes, another one), and the convincing integration of a model railway into a garden can be a beautiful thing. This doesn’t have to be laborious, expensive, extensive, or an excuse to delay until retirement. But it does need some careful planning and deliberation. For those who are willing develop their skills and invest in their experience, the outcome can be quite something to behold, even when trains aren’t running.
There is something more than design, and practical interpretation, in the overall shape of a piece of work that becomes eminently successful. There is an appeal that is instantly recognisable, simplicity of understatement and an economy of presentation, the overall form that defies words of description, even genre categorisation. Aim for this and you will progress towards a fine outcome. Develop and refine you ideas and you will be satisfied. Further, you will be applauded by all those who see, and begin to understand. Proliferation, extreme extent of space, profligate expenditure are not the solutions. Thoughtfulness, care, and a focus on the essence of what you want to say will form the beginnings of joy, both for you and for others of a like mind.
This is all airy fairy nonsense I hear you say. Maybe, but look deeper in to those things that you each recognise as great examples of the form. What is it that you see, applaud, and wish that you could achieve too? You can do it, make it your own expression. You can achieve great things with very little. What is it that you want to do, to show others, to prove a point? Times may or may not be hard; acquiring a great deal of track and stock is probably not necessary. Focus on what you want to achieve and do it but, most of all, do it now.
43 44 50 51
REFURBISHING LGB James Hilton MORE FOR YOUR MONEYPENNY Thomas Hussey WAGON TURNTABLE Paul Fletcher CLIMB EV’RY MOUNTAIN Tag Gorton THE HUMBLE MSS LOCOS Lloyd Edwards SCHULL & SKIBBEREEN INSPIRATION David Turner EVENING DAYDREAMS John Robinson WATERY MEDITATION Zach Bond CHINESE-HUNGARIAN REHASH Tac Foley TRY A TRIANG Mark Thatcher SECRETS OF CARRIAGE PAINTING David Turner PASSENGERS FOR THE K WAGON Barry Pulford WEATHER MAINTENANCE George Huxley CHEQUERPLATE – Tag Gorton TRADESMAN’S ROUND – Tag Gorton CLUB NEWS ON-LINE GR STOCKISTS & MARKET PLACE DIARY DATES
Page 10 Ev’ry Mountain
Try A Triang _Page 32
COVER: ‘Mountaineer’ performed perfectly and, indeed, attracted a lot of interest at the South Devon Garden Railway Group’s tracks. Tag Gorton
GardenRail: Published monthly by Atlantic Publishers
NEXT ISSUE: ISSUE 216 – ON SALE 19 JUL 2012
Publisher: Trevor Ridley
Editor: Michael Watts
Trade/News Editor: Tag Gorton Email: email@example.com Tel: 01752 845938
Production Editor: Andrew Charman
Advertisement Production: Juliet Arthur Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0844 5670074
Administration: Tony Read Email: email@example.com
Columnists: David Rhodes, John Darling, Mel Turbutt, Vern Gauge, John Rogers, David Pinniger, John Robinson
Technical Columnists: John Lythgoe Horticultural Columnists: Becky Pinniger Buildings & Structures Kit Reviews: Mark Thatcher
DISTRIBUTION News Trade – Warners Distribution: Tel: 01778 392417
Model Trade – Warners Trade Sales: Tel: 01778 392404
Overseas Agents – Japan: Eriei Co, Ltd. 1-1-12 Toyotama-kita, Nerma-ku, Tokyo 176
©Atlantic Publishers Ltd. 2012 All rights reserved. Material is only accepted on the understanding that there are no copyright restrictions. Although every care will be taken, all materials submitted are at the owner’s risk and Atlantic Publishers cannot be held responsible for loss or damage however caused. Copyright on all materials in this magazine remains vested in the Authors and Atlantic Publishers. Reproduction of the whole or any part is forbidden without the relevant permissions. Atlantic Publishers and the Editor cannot be held responsible for any error that might occur in text or advertisements. Reliance placed upon the contents of the magazine is entirely at the reader’s own risk.
Subscriptions: Tel: (0)1778 392465 – Fax: (0)1778 421706 (UK & Overseas) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org UK: £46.20 12 issues (1 year) (UK DD: £11.55 Quarterly, £46.20 Annually) Rest of Europe: £62.00 12 issues (1 year) Rest of World: £72.00 12 issues (1 year) You can now manage your subscription online at: www.atlanticpublishers.com
Back Issues: Tel: 01778 392032 A full list of available Back Issues appears on our website: www.atlanticpublishers.com
Printed by: Warners Midlands plc www.atlanticpublishers.com