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Volume 71 No.838
598 The Tumbledown & Dingledale Light Railway
Railway of the Month
Mick Walker takes us on a grand tour of his extensive 16mm scale garden railway, constructional aspects of which were featured in our June and July issues.
606 A loaded Lowmac in O
Project of the Month
Craig Tiley adds the finishing touches to his Connoisseur Models LNER Lowmac in 7mm with painting, lettering and weathering – plus the addition of a suitable load.
Geoff Britton describes how members of Scarborough & District Railway Modellers reloaded their steam era N gauge layout (the North of England Line – see RM June 2015), to create this diesel age portrayal.
617 Bala Town
Andy Peters shows us this recent essay in O gauge modelling, which depicts a fictitious BR Western Region branch terminus station set in North Wales.
620 Planning an operating sequence
Les Fordham takes this activity and turns it into a fun process you can use to devise and record countless train movements – and even before you’ve laid any track! Whilst Les created his example on a computer, the idea could be executed using just pencil and paper.
622 Ouse Washes
Rod Allcock makes his case for the use of narrow baseboards as employed on this innovative 009 layout, which was built for him by Geoff Broadhurst.
Plan of the Month
Steve Flint proposes a shelf-type scheme for OO, which is inspired by this Lancashire town’s station and set in recent times; it is served by DMUs and EMUs.
628 Gas Works Row
Brian Wakeling gives a candid and amusing account of this small layout which he first began some thirty years ago after Mother Nature stalled his shed-based project.
631 Laser-cut rolling stock
Jim Smith shares some hints and tips to assist with building a rake of covered vans from basic MDF kits in Gauge 1, including ex-GWR and ex-LNER designs.
634 Talking Points
Topical issues from the world of railway modelling. This month, features writer Craig Tiley examines how model railway retailers have fared during the lockdown and their preparations for re-opening to walk-in customers.
636 Stonebridge Junction
A layout re flecting the railway heritage of South Wales, built in OO by members of the Pontypool & Blaenavon Model Railway Club and described by Steve Thomas.
642 LB&SCR Pacific and Baltic tanks
These elegant tank locomotives that were built for the London Brighton & South Coast Railway are described by W G Ascough, with accompanying drawings of the Paci fic J Class from the Ian Beattie archive.
Through The Railway Room Door
This Dorset town, which has never been rail-served, was the muse for Tim Mount, who built this 4mm scale model in the loft of his house, a location for which he includes some cautionary words.
651 Riverside TMD and more ...
Nathan Jenkins shows us some more of the layouts he has built during his time in the hobby, including a track laid out of doors.
654 Road surfaces
Callum Willcox demonstrates how textured paint combined with weathering powders can be used to create a simple but realistic road surface.
656 Down the garden path
A recent BBC news report documenting an Eastbourne man who built a full size railway in his back garden so inspired Adrian Full that he created this 4mm version.
Opinions and observations across the eld of railway modelling. This month John Rodway reflects on TV’s The Great Model Railway Challenge and ponders whether layouts that tell an entertaining story could become more than a passing gimmick.
658 Readers’ Letters
660 New Product Reviews
Including the Pressed Steel Class 117 DMU from Bachmann Branchline in OO; ScotRail sliding door Mk.III coaches from Hornby in OO; Thompson coaches from Graham Farish (by Bachmann) in N; and a Central Station (CS3) DCC Controller from Märklin.
Including the fi rst EP for the Minerva Class 14DH in O; the postponement of the 2020 Warley show; decorated samples of the Metrovick A class in OO from Irish Railway Models; expanded plans for Mk.II/Mk.IIa stock in O from Heljan; exclusive ‘GW150’ DMUs from Kernow Model Rail Centre in OO; an update on plans for AIMREC – the planned Ashford International Model Railway and Education Centre; polyurethane blue Class 24 from Sutton’s Locomotive Works for 4mm; and much more.
37a Societies & Clubs
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