October 2012 · Volume 63 · Number 744 Published on the second Thursday of the preceding month.
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862 Scots Gold
Railway of the Month Adrian Lambourne begins an occasional series showing how aspects of his N gauge Scottish scenic masterpiece, Loch Tat, were created. This introduction is a tour of the layout as a whole.
870 LNWR 1400 Class
Scale Drawings Nicknamed the 'Bill Baileys' after a contemporary comic song, the locomotives exhibited a similarly unsteady gait, and rough riding. Nick Easton draws and describes these Webb compound 4-6-0s, and presents his specially-commissioned model.
872 Exeford TMD
Inspired by spotting diesel hydraulics in Devon during the 1970s, Andrew Cornish built this OO diesel depot to showcase his collection of locomotives from two eras; pre-TOPS and 1980s.
880 All for one and one for all Plan of the Month A room-filling fifth version of Hannem Central, Graham Jowett-Ive's design was not drawn, but it evolved by planning full-size using track and buildings. His three-level result has low-level storage sidings, continuous running in the middle, and a high-level terminus plus MPD.
The Welshpool & Llanfair of today, but with a difference; Brian Hunt has modelled the mooted extension of the original company, in 7mm scale.
890 Hook Basin
A canal and narrow gauge trans-shipment point in 1:25 scale by Richard Williams.
894 Peckett for OO9
John de Frayssinet tackles the construction of the RT Models Harrogate Gasworks Peckett kit for 4mm scale. The prototype is now on the Statfold Barn private railway.
896 Street scenes and allotments Because they were built off-site for her boyfriend's N gauge layout, Catherine Davies had to make these urban displays portable.
898 Little Histon
A Great Eastern wayside station in Cambridgeshire – and a major jam-producing location – modelled in OO by Graham Tandy.
RAILWAY MODELLER 870
902 GWR V4 vans
Many of these distinctively tall vans were built by the Great Western, but only one now survives. Dave Spencer shows you how he modelled one for the BR period by cross-kitting two Cooper Craft products in 4mm scale.
906 Yeoton Wharf
In the final instalment of our series looking at 3mm scale layouts, Nick Salzman takes us back to Victorian times, as displayed by his mixed gauge (broad and Stephenson) model, set in mid-Devon. The layout also incorporates a model of a proposed but never-built canal.
912 London and South
Western Railway spotlight Our fourth look at the pre-Grouping railways celebrates elegant green locomotives and brown & 'salmon-pink' coaches. Tim Rayner is our guide to the LSWR.
914 Todrington to
Chalmleigh Through Clive Anscott's railway room door is an adaptation of a famous Roy Link plan from the October 1978 issue – a minimum-space plan, The Art of Compromise – in OO gauge, and also a kitchen!
920 An introduction to broad gauge Railway Modelling Explored-1 Broad Gauge Society Chairman Alan Garner presents an overview of the organisation, and Brunel's gauge which it champions.
922 A start in the hobby-7
Railway Modelling Explored-2 Craig Tiley discusses operating points remotely using solenoid-type motors.
Observations and opinions across the spectrum of railway modelling. This month: Richard Bardsley, editor of the N Gauge Society Journal.
928 Readers’ Letters
930 Latest Reviews
The items reviewed this month include the brand new Ixion Models Hudswell Clarke contractor's loco for O; the Graham Farish Class 20 in N; the Bachmann SR 'pillbox' brake vans in OO; more commissions in OO; B-T Models commercial vehicles in N; and much more.
938 Book & DVD Reviews
Including progress updates on the Hornby Great Western eight-coupled freight tanks, the Heljan 'Western', the Bachmann MR Compound and 'Modified Hall', and much more.
946 Societies & Clubs
The biggest and best guide to the exhibition scene up and down the land.
Cover picture Loch Tat by Steve Flint; M7 photo by Phil Kelley
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