Railway Modeller September 2017

September 2017 – vol 68 No.803
 
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Modelling the Landscape
An updated and expanded Shows You How booklet, describing how to create groundwork, embankments and other essential features on a model railway. Including a section of working with static grasses.
 
RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Bridport reimagined
Graham Ashley reworked Dorset’s railway history – and quite a bit of its geography – to create a modern main line station in OO gauge.
 
PLAN OF THE MONTH
Hollybush (LMR)
A small-space layout inspired by military railways, especially the famous Longmoor Military Railway, and built in OO gauge by Graham Hand.
 
SCALE DRAWINGS
Structures at Stamford East GNR
In 1976, Christopher Palmer drew and described the station building put up by the Great Northern at Stamford, in Lincolnshire, as the terminus of its branch from Essendine, on the East Coast Main Line. Now, four decades on, he returns to the subject with the other structures, and reveals the 2mm scale models of the site that he has been building over the years.
 
PROJECT OF THE MONTH
Revitalising old coaches
With new passenger vehicles becoming ever-pricier, George Falkner shows how some Graham Farish OO gauge models from the 1970s can be refreshed.
 
FEATURES
 
Whitland for Minehead
Ted Wheal was inspired by a couple of actual locations on the Great Western to build this extensive N gauge main line and branch.
 
Cattle traffic for Dentdale
Movement of livestock was an important part of the freight flows over the Settle & Carlisle; Ian Nuttall demonstrates how he modelled this traffic in OO.
 
Simington
Rich Simmons describes how he and John King took on a P4 layout and set it in the 1950s, complete with a military hardware decommissioning depot.
 
Alwinton – 2
Tony Lambert continues the story of this Northumberland-set layout in 4mm scale, concentrating on how the layout is operated.
 
A pier railway and funicular
This unusual seaside attraction in 4mm scale was constructed by Gordon & Margaret Bulmer, using the Saltburn Cliff Lift as a starting point.
 
Can you believe irt?
Peter Osborne responded to a ‘layout in boxfiles’ challenge, but chose Gauge 1 as opposed to the small scales, for this quayside scene.
 
Grassington Moor
A slice of the Yorkshire Dales, modelled in N gauge in a scenic area of only 3'6" x 1'8" by Martin Orme, and featuring a scratchbuilt station building.
 
Windmill Road and Field Lane
Two OO gauge micro-layouts, a wagon works and a goods depot respectively, constructed by father and son team Trevor and Ashley Toone.
 
RAILWAY MODELLING EXPLORED
Ardmore
Despite its simple track plan – a circle of track with a goods siding – Derek Gelsthorpe constructed a satisfying N gauge scene, set in Scotland.
 
Applying waterslide transfers
Changing the fleet numbers on multiple locomotives of the same class is easy if you follow Craig Tiley’s guide to getting the best out of these products.
 
Locomotive servicing
There’s a wide variety of period road vehicles available in 1:76 (ie 4mm scale) to suit the popular 1950s to 1980s era layout. Craig Tiley adds extra touches of realism.
 
REGULARS

Talking Points
Topical issues from the world of railway modelling. This month, the Railway Modeller holidaymaker explores the rich railway heritage of Swindon, hub of the GWR.
 
Comment
Opinions and observations across the field of railway modelling. This month, Jackie Kneeshaw of the St Neots Model Railway Club tackles the age profile of the hobby.
 
Readers’ Letters
 
Latest Reviews
Reviewed this month are the brand new South West Trains Class 450 EMU in OO from Bachmann; the Hunslet Class 05 shunter in O gauge from Heljan; OO gauge Warwell wagons from Hatton’s and also Oxford Rail; the Golden Valley Hobbies Janus industrial diesel in OO; a Minitrains OO9 model of the N2f diesel, based on an old East German prototype; Peco O gauge Setrack points; and more.
 
Book Reviews
 
News
Including a special money-off discount voucher to the Swindon Railway Festival this month; an update on production of projects in the pipeline from Bachmann in OO and Graham Farish in N; advance tickets now on sale for the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition; Cargowaggon Twin ferry vans and more in the pipeline from Revolution Trains in N; the results of the recent Pendon Museum photographic competition; the return of the Shipley Model Railway Society’s annual exhibition; a look forward to Loco Week at Pecorama in late August; and much more.
 
Societies & Clubs
The hobby's best guide to What's On around the UK and beyond. 
 
 

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