Railway Modeller March 2017

March 2017 – vol 68 No.797 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Coopers Dale and Marston
Peter Bayley-Bligh gives us a tour of the large and permanent OO gauge layout built by members of the Gresley & Wychnor Model Railway Group.
 
PLAN OF THE MONTH
Bratton Fleming, maybe?
Brian Key presents a layout suggestion based on a wayside station on the Lynton & Barnstaple, with the imminent arrival of the new Heljan 2-6-2Ts in mind.
 
SCALE DRAWINGS
Cherryburn House
Peter Brown describes the miniature version of a Northumberland property, modelled in N for the Newcastle & District MRS’s layout Monkchester.
 
FEATURES
 
Hawkesden Road
Malcolm Goodger reveals the N gauge layout built by members of the St Neots MRC as a replacement for the life-expired predecessor Kings Green Wharf.
 
Nene Wharf
A lack of dramatic scenery or extensive civil engineering did not deter David O’Rourke from choosing his local Fenland as the location for this OO gauge layout.
 
Carlisle and District – 3
The third instalment of the tour around the Border City project in EM by David Johnson centres on the locomotives that feature on this vast layout.
 
Realistic track curves
Nigel Digby exhorts modellers to consider prototypical track features on layouts, such as transition curves and superelevation, for added realism.
 
Burtonport – 2
Dr Alan Gee continues the saga of his latest OOn3 layout, set in north-west Ireland and representing the end of the Londonderry & Lough Swilly system.
 
Tonbridge West Yard
Paul Wade reflects on the life of this OO gauge engineers’ depot layout – popular on the exhibition scene – in conversation with editor Steve Flint.
 
Talking Points
Topical issues from the world of railway modelling. This month, editor Steve Flint explains how railway modelling can be therapeutic.
 
Carrog
Gordon Crapper’s N gauge recreation of the preserved station on the Llangollen Railway features buildings modelled using photographs of the real structures.
 
Burntisland 1883
Jim Summers presents a final look at this historical 4mm scale recreation of the Fife port, looking at the shipping which crossed the Forth.
 
Motorised Manx tram
Alan Catlow demonstrates how, with a little ingenuity, the Isle of Man Railways 4mm scale static model of an MER winter saloon can be made to move.
 
Kingsnewton
Inspired by childhood holidays in south Devon as a child, David Howe installed a Western Region terminus in OO behind his railway room door.
 
RAILWAY MODELLING EXPLORED
Anything Goes
Youngster Sean Webley shows off his N gauge layout, where anything that takes his fancy gets to be operated.
 
Project of the Month – Working with static grass 3
Craig Tiley turns his hand to recreating a farm track, with muddy puddles, and grass along the centre line applied using a static grass applicator.
 
REGULARS
 
Comment
Opinions and observations across the field of railway modelling. This month, editor Steve Flint muses on the inaccessibility of some modern models for servicing.
 
Readers’ Letters
 
Latest Reviews
Reviewed this month are the Bachmann Stanier Mogul in OO; the Hornby Peckett W4 0-4-0ST in OO; new-tooling Thompson coaches in OO from Bachmann; the Heljan GWR 1366 0-6-0PT in OO; and much more.
 
Book reviews
 
News
Including the forthcoming Bachmann new products proramme in OO and for its Graham Farish arm in N; Peco announces more overhead live wires gantries in OO; the new Hornby catalogue is out; news from Oxford Rail including a ready-to-run N7 in OO; an industrial diesel for members of the N Gauge Society; and much more.
 
Societies & Clubs
The hobby's best guide to What's On around the UK and beyond. 
 

 

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