Railway Modeller May 2017

May 2017 – vol 68 No.799 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
 
 
Mossdale
The majesty of the Settle & Carlisle in blue diesel days, centred on Garsdale (with retained Hawes branch), as modelled by Colin Fisher in OO gauge in his loft.
 
PLAN OF THE MONTH
The Twyford Waterworks Railway
Waterworks and similar industries were prime sites for narrow gauge railways. Myles Munsey reports from a preserved site in Hampshire.
 
SCALE DRAWINGS
George Stephenson's birthplace
Peter Brown shows how another landmark north-east building was modelled in N gauge.
 
FEATURES
 
Baseboards from ply
In the first of a series of features looking at lightweight baseboards, Don Willsmer explains how his are easy to carry and set up, yet support O gauge models.
 
Oake
Darren Berry shows off the 4mm scale layout built by members of the Somerset Railway Modellers Club, and inspired by the GWR Taunton to Barnstaple line.
 
Station buildings for Bodmin North
John Merefield describes how these 7mm scale structures were constructed.
 
Clevedon, WC&PR
This Somerset seaside resort was also the operational centre of the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Railway. Andrew Ullyott presents his 4mm scale recreation.
 
Deansmoor
Jon Dean was inspired by the 25kV West Coast Main Line to design a ‘layout on a door’ competition entry; he then built the layout in N gauge.
 
Mileposts – The N Gauge Society reaches 50
Grahame Hedges reports on the half-century of this major railway modelling organisation.
 
Launceston Steam Railway
The real thing occupies two-odd miles of the former Southern ‘withered arm’; Richard Holder has made a representation of its chief station in OO9.
 
Detailing building interiors
Peter Osborne demonstrates that by using ‘old-school’ techniques and materials, such as watercolours, convincing results can be achieved simply.

Cramming it in
Alan Woodford used forced perspective and boxed-in viewpoints to create four distinct scenes in OO in a footprint of only 4' x 3'.
 
Medway Pier Road
Steam, diesel and electric – Simon Smith opens his railway room door to show off this OO gauge ‘just supposing’ terminus, set in north Kent in 1960.
 
RAILWAY MODELLING EXPLORED
Project of the Month – Building a BR Traction Maintenance Depot in O
Craig Tiley tackles the new plastic structure kit from Heljan, which can be extended and/or enlarged by two other add-on items.
 
Flexible dry-stone walling
A new product from Osborn’s Models in Bideford is flexible wall sections in 4mm, laser-cut into rubberised foam. Craig Tiley gives it a try.
 
REGULARS
 
Talking Points
Topical issues from the world of railway modelling. This month, prolific layout builder Ian Futers muses on the origination of layout ideas.
 
Comment
Opinions and observations across the field of railway modelling. This month, Tony Wright reflects on his short absence from the exhibition scene as a demonstrator.
 
Readers’ Letters
 
Latest Reviews
Reviewed this month are the new Bachmann Coal Tank 0-6-2T in OO; Dapol Class 68 Bo-Bo in OO; the Lynton & Barnstaple-livery 2-6-2T in OO9 from Heljan; a wealth of new items from Graham Farish in N; and much more.
 
News
Including a first look at stocks of the new Hornby Merchant Navy, now reaching the shops; news from Model Rail Scotland; CADs for the Hatton’s/Heljan Gresley Pacifics in O gauge; progress with Revolution Trains wagons in N; and much more.
 
Societies & Clubs
The hobby's best guide to What's On around the UK and beyond. 
 

 

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