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286 Copenhagen Fields
Railway of the Month The 2FS magnum opus by The Model Railway Club, showcasing the Great Northern main line north of King's Cross in Grouping and pre-Grouping times. Tim Watson presents this update on progress to date.
296 Scenic subterfuge
From 'sleight-of-hand' wagons to removable quaysides, Neil Herd shows how a little skulduggery can go a long way. His models are in O gauge, but the techniques are not scale-specific.
299 A Caledonian signal box
Scale Drawings The preserved example now at Bo'ness is a former CR Southern Division standard type. Tim Rayner tells its story and scale drawings by Bob Phelps accompany the article.
A 'tribute layout' in OO by Roger Nicholls, set in the northwest of Scotland and referencing an earlier diesel era layout, which was constructed by our editor Steve Flint.
308 Finishing touches for
Rowland’s Castle Pete Goss describes his holistic painting techniques for figures, coaches and wagons.
312 Sound at both ends!
Roger Miller presents the second in his four-part feature on how to add full DCC sound to an N gauge HST set.
314 Class 47 upgrade in N
Nick Swettenham details some of the ways in which early Graham Farish Brush Type 4s can be enhanced in the light of recent releases of modern-tooled examples.
Plan of the Month David Wright postulates a narrow gauge railway in north Cornwall, linking moors to harbour, and presents a layout suggestion for O-16.5.
320 Blackdown Park
An O-16.5 layout in a moderately small space, by Graham Rose; included in the scene is a model of a certain light railway supremo of the late 19th/early 20th centuries.
RAILWAY MODELLER 308
323 Coach building in O-16.5 Concluding this short excursion into the delights of narrow gauge modelling in 7mm scale, David Malton shows you how to construct and personalise a Peco four-wheel coach kit.
Searching for a 'different' location for his Great Western terminus in 4mm scale, Geoff Forster settled on the Welsh Borders, and set this terminus along a specially-lengthened version of the Presteign branch.
334 Urban regeneration for
Pallet Lane? Rob Owst has extended his OO gauge inner-city terminus by representing some of the down-at-heel neighbourhoods that the station of Pallet Lane serves.
Follow Alan Munday through his railway room door to see his busy OO gauge out-and-back main line, set in the steam era and operated by digital control.
346 Taking on water
Railway Modelling Explored-1 Steam locos (and some diesels, too) needed sure supplies of water: Craig Tiley constructs a couple of Ratio kits in 4mm.
349 A start in the hobby
Railway Modelling Explored-2 Craig Tiley explains how to turn the train set – a popular present, whatever the time of year – into the start of something that could last a lifetime.
Observations and opinions across the spectrum of railway modelling. This month: long-standing OO, N and OO9 modeller Chris Ford.
354 Readers’ Letters
356 Latest Reviews
The items reviewed this month include the new Hornby Gresley full brakes in OO; an etched brass railcar for O-16.5; more figures from Pete Goss; New Measurement Train HST power cars in OO and N; and much more.
366 Book & DVD Reviews
Including the results of the 2011 RAILWAY MODELLER Cup Competition, progress with the Heljan O gauge Class 31, new Peco products, a preview of the 50th York Model Railway Show, and much more.
376 Societies & Clubs
The biggest and best guide to the exhibition scene up and down the land.
Cover picture Copenhagen Fields by Craig Tiley
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