Published monthly by Peco Publications, Railway Modeller is a guide to creating railscapes of every era of train, from steam to electric, and caters for modellers of all abilities. Each issue features the best from the hobby for those modelling Britain's railways in all the popular scales and offers a unique blend of articles by experts and beginners alike, including a special section for newcomers wanting to learn all about the hobby and model making in general.
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In the December issue of Railway Modeller, the Railway of the Month is Ellerton Road – an evocative 7mm finescale depiction of a Midland Railway terminus in the early 20th century, almost 50 feet in length and accurately recreating the operation of this company in the pre-Grouping era. Equally evocative of its chosen era is Worcester Road, a Gauge 1 model of an early 1970s Western Region diesel depot in a space of just 6ft x 2ft.
In smaller scales, we have a faithful recreation of the Hayling Island branch in OO gauge, together with Pont-y-dulais, an industrial yard layout that fits on an office shelf. In N gauge, there is London Ludgate, a fictional interchange station in the heart of the capital, using 3D jigsaw puzzles to portray the city's landmark buildings; while in OO9, Carol Flavin has reached an advanced stage with her Harland Light Railway layout, and we also feature Simonsbath, part of a much larger modular layout by the Dartmoor OO9 Group. Scale Drawings features 2mm scale diagrams and a 7mm scale model of the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway locomotive shed at Bath.
As well as bringing you all the latest news from the model railway world, we have a bumper 13 pages of reviews this issue, featuring the new London Midland & Scottish Railway Turbomotive and BR Tyne Dock 9F from Hornby, the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 2-6-2T and matching coaches from Lionheart Trains, the North British prototype diesel No.10800 from Heljan, and many more new items.