September 2012 · Volume 63 · Number 743 Published on the second Thursday of the preceding month.
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Published on the third Thursday of the preceding month.
Railway of the Month The O gauge layout by Winchester Railway Modellers features a wide and colourful variety of pre-Grouping stock. John Shaw is our guide.
774 Lakeland stations drawn & described Scale Drawings Embleton and Bassenthwaite Lake stations, on the former Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith Railway, drawn and described by John Holden.
778 Leicester South GC
Derek Shore presents a tour of this extensive Shipley MRS 4mm scale layout, which celebrates the last years of the Great Central.
786 Deep in the
Forest of Dean In conversation with the editor about his layout, Albion Yard, Paul Marshall-Potter explains the reasoning behind it, and his modelling background and inspirations.
792 Baseboard options – 3
In the final part of this trilogy, looking at different forms of baseboards, Michael Watts describes monococque structures for modules.
796 Customising proprietary coaches Part two of this series looks at close-coupling systems and gangway connections. Craig Tiley shows you how to install them.
800 From Ashleigh to
Fisherrow Plan of the Month To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Ian Futers' first appearance in these pages, we look back to his small-space branch terminus in OO, and also see the latest O gauge project.
805 Goathland –
a portrayal in N John Harker explains the reasonings behind the construction of this N gauge layout, based on the well-known North Yorkshire Moors station.
RAILWAY MODELLER 824
810 Whatever happened to …
Rewley Road The first in an occasional retrospective on layouts that have stood the test of time, this short feature by Dave Potter looks at the Oxford MRC's award-winning 4mm layout that dared to be LMS in the Great Western Railway-obsessed 1970s!
812 A short Toad
David Tisdale performs a 'cut & shut' operation on a Ratio 4mm scale kit, to produce a model of the 9' wheelbase 13T GWR brake vans.
Steve Fackrell started out with a 3mm scale station building project, which grew into a test track, and ended up with this Western Region passing station in TT.
820 Modelling a rail served pier A scenic addition to a layout which forms something out of the ordinary. Derek Norgan explains how he built this model largely from wood, in 4mm scale.
824 Ancol Spa
Colin Campbell lets us through his railway room door once again to see his newlyextended Southern Region layout in OO.
826 A start in the hobby – 6
Railway Modelling Explored Craig Tiley continues his series for those beginning their railway modelling journey; this month he tackles more complex point formations.
Observations and opinions across the spectrum of railway modelling. This month: John Rodway, member of the Romiley Railway Modellers and builder in O gauge.
832 Readers’ Letters
834 Latest Reviews
The items reviewed this month include the Graham Farish Class 350 EMU in N; the Dapol Class 56 in N; OO Works’ new ex-Midland 2F 0-6-0 in OO; and much more.
844 Book & DVD Reviews
Including the new plans for N, OO and O from Dapol, a preview of the Kernow O2 in OO, a live steam B4 in 16mm scale, and much more.
854 Societies & Clubs
The biggest and best guide to the exhibition scene up and down the land.
Cover picture Abbotstone by Steve Flint
NEW FROM DAPOL
BR Class 56 in N Page 834 for full details .....