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RM SEPTEMBER 2018 ISSUE Vol.69 No.815

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
James Street 
This hugely popular N gauge layout packs a lot of operational interest into its 20' x 11' size, as co-builders Steve Wright and Dave Cooper reveal.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Conley West branch terminus
David Tennant chronicles the final development of his Evenlode & Lyndene room-filling OO layout; it now boasts three stations on two levels with much traffic potential.

SCALE DRAWINGS
MSWJR 2-4-0
Three Dübs-built 2-4-0s served the Midland & South Western Junction Railway and its successors for many years; drawn by Brian Meredith, described by Tim Rayner.

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An Introduction to OO9 Modelling
The latest in our series of Shows You How A5 booklets provides an overview of 4mm scale narrow gauge modelling, with plans to inspire and constructional features to get you started!

 

 

RM JANUARY 2018 ISSUE – VOL.69 NO.807

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Glen Nevis 
Chris Thorp built this dual-level O gauge layout in his loft to remind him of diesel days on the West Highland Line in the 1980s.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Norcombe Head
Phil Martin presents his two-level scheme for a branch terminus à la Minehead, with a subsidiary branch up a valley and extension to a quarry.

SCALE DRAWINGS
LTSR 4-4-2T
These Atlantic tanks were so good on the London, Tilbury & Southend that the LMS built more. This abridged article by Ian Beattie has Brian Meredith plans.

EDITORS'S PICK
Building the Parkside Models SR 25T Brake Van
Martin Wicks gets to grips with the O gauge model of the SR 'pill box' type, making a few modifications en route to add extra detail.

 

 

 

RM FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE – VOL.69 NO.808

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Aberdeen Kirkhill - The Sequel 
Glenn Daniel updates us on this significantly enlarged OO gauge representation of a 1980s BR Traction & Rolling Stock Depot, set in Eastern Scotland.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Gimbalton
Peter Osborne devised an ingenious sector plate for his latest OO project, one which can move in three dimensions to service a low level fiddle yard.

SCALE DRAWINGS
G&SWR 119 Class 4-4-0
This class of 24 4-4-0s, built in the Glasgow & South Western Railway works at Kilmarnock, were famed for their work on the hilly route to Greenock in particular. Drawings by W D Stewart, with accompanying text by Tim Rayner.

EDITORS'S PICK
Clifton & Lowther
Childhood memories of watching the West Coast Main Line action at this location led Eric Farragher to recreate them in N gauge.

 

 

 

RM MARCH 2018 ISSUE – VOL.69 NO.809

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Dent Station 
This location, the highest main line station in England amidst the scenic wonders of the Yorkshire Dales, marks in model form the completion of phase two of Ian Nuttall's mammoth project to model the Settle & Carlisle in the 1930s in OO.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Marks Tey
This Essex station marks the junction between the former Great Eastern Railway main line - which runs north-east from London to Suffolk and Norfolk - and the branch to Sudbury. Ian Stock considers its potential for modelling, both in the present day and the 1960s.

SCALE DRAWINGS
G&SWR Class 5 0-6-0T
The Glasgow & South Western had a trio of these locomotives, designed by Peter Drummond and used for shunting, as John Treays relates.

EDITORS'S PICK
Crioch
Having already described one of his two small-space-4mm scale layouts which share a common fiddle yard and storage crate (Hudson Street, RM February 2016), Peter Fletcher presents the other, a Highland Railway shed scene inspired by Tain.

 

 

 

RM APRIL 2018 ISSUE – VOL.69 NO.810

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Langdon Beck 
Three Cumbrian/North Yorkshire branches could have been linked to create another trans-Pennine route, as Peter Osborne shows with this OO layout.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
A City Terminus in OO
Steve Flint demonstrates how an extensive facility, with goods yard, engine servicing and carriage sidings, can be fitted handsomely in a 20' x 9' area.

SCALE DRAWINGS
LBSC Atlantics
With the Bachmann 4-4-2s in OO on the horizon, the home-built class of six H2s and the close relatives the five Kitson H1s are described by W G Ascough.

EDITORS'S PICK
Customising R-T-R Locomotives in OO
Your FREE Shows You How booklet explores how to add extra realism to R-T-R locomotives, including renaming and renumbering, upgrading moulded details, adding crew figures, plus detail painting and weathering techniques.

 

 

 

RM MAY 2018 ISSUE – VOL.69 NO.811

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Wenfleet 
Tom Kirtley ventures back to pre-war times with this salute to the LNER in OO gauge. Wenfleet station represents a busy junction in South Yorkshire.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Largs
The station serving this Ayrshire coastal resort is much rationalised and served by electric trains; its steam-age heyday, excursion trains and all, is studied by Stewart Clinton as a basis for a new layout project.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Cuckoo Junction Signal Box
This quaintly-named Midland & Great Northern Joint structure guarded a road crossing and one end of the company's Spalding avoiding line. Historical notes by Tim Rayner; drawings by Steve Croucher, from originals produced by Christopher Pamer.

EDITORS'S PICK
GWR 16xx 0-6-0PT
Great Western pannier tanks provide an ideal project for the determined beginner; Tony Wright shows how with this construction of a former Nu-Cast whitemetal kit in 4mm scale, now revamped by South Eastern Finecast.

 

 

 

RM JULY 2018 ISSUE – Vol.69 NO.813

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Hemyock 
Latterly kept alive by milk traffic, the terminus of the Culm Valley Light Railway in mid-Devon has been modelled in 4mm scale by Chris Lamacraft.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Coalville Crossing
A freight-orientated Midlands scheme employing two decks, recreating the heavy coal traffic which flowed through this unprepossessing Leicestershire town. It was designed by Ian Stock in his preferred N gauge.

SCALE DRAWINGS
An NER-style elevated signal box
The North Eastern Railway built distinctive over-track signal boxes along the Newcastle to Carlisle line, and elements of several (chiefly Wylam) were used to create a 1:148 scale replica, as Peter Brown explains.

 

 

 

RM AUGUST 2018 ISSUE Vol.69 No.814

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Meadowlands Light Railway 
By tradition, the Railway of the Month for August is an outdoor line: this month, John & Sue Cooke share with us their SM-32 system, the Meadowlands Light Railway, which runs around the garden at their home.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Parkend
The current northern terminus of the Dean Forest Railway is Parkend which James Hilton suggests would make a good layout for OO gauge, as he depicts with his own illustrations.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Hull & Barnsley coaches
This month the focus is on the four-wheel coaching stock of the Hull & Barnsley Railway, with drawings to 4mm scale of the five-compartment all third and three-compartment brake third, both representing stock built in the 1880s.

 

 

 

RM DECEMBER 2018 ISSUE Vol.69 No.818

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Northbridge
Duncan Retford describes how a group of Warley Model Railway Club members built an exhibition layout in OO inspired by the preservation scene. See it at the NEC.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Dunnlakin
A layout suggestion for an N gauge through station, based on the project built by Terry Tasker, which could represent any manner of periods and regions.

SCALE DRAWINGS
LNER Class J6 0-6-0
Products formerly in the Nu-Cast range are being revamped by South Eastern Finecast and Branchlines; Tony Wright constructed this recent re-release in 4mm.

 

 

RM OCTOBER 2018 ISSUE Vol.69 No.816

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Euxton Junction
Carl Bowden presents this latest OO gauge exhibition layout from the Preston & District MRS, based on a nearby location on the West Coast Main Line.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
In the outer suburbs
Steve Flint considers a continuous run scheme designed to fit a 10' x 5' space in OO gauge, set in commuterland and operated by DMUs or EMUs.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Killiekrankie station
A long-closed stopping point on the former Highland Railway main line, drawn and photographed by Jim Hay, with historical notes by Steve Flint.

 

 

RM JANUARY 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.819

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Journey from Old London Town
Join us for a tour around the OO gauge layout of music legend Jools Holland in this extended feature showcasing his rendition of UK and continental railways, and the urban landscapes through which they run – with many recognisable structures modelled. The part of the layout representing overseas cities is in the January 2019 issue of our sister title Continental Modeller.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Low Dale and Calver
A slew of influences led Alan Austin to design this room-filling P4 project, inspired by the Midland main line through the Derbyshire peaks.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Hull & Barnsley goods wagons
Typical freight vehicles from this noted Yorkshire concern, with a particular construction quirk on open wagons, as Tim Rayner describes.

 

RM FEBRUARY 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.820

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Catesby and Dent
David Bates’ room-filling OO gauge layout is on two levels, celebrating the Great Central on the lower level, and the Settle & Carlisle on the upper.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Oakham
Famously, the county town of Rutland’s signal box was Airfix’s muse in the 1960s. The box is still operational, with a mix of semaphore and colour light signals.
Victor Hall shows how a modern-day replica of the site can be achieved, and details a typical day’s mix of passenger and freight workings.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Wrington Vale station building
This small offshoot from the Cheddar Valley branch had some distinctive structures. Steve Croucher presents some updated drawings; notes by Steve Flint.

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    A historical review of these well-liked Prototypes.       
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    Exploring the modelling potential of Scarborough’s old goods depot.
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    Interpretations of a Great Western mystery. 
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    An ideal OO layout for the smaller home.    
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    A profile of this vibrant O gauge manufacturer. 
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    RM MARCH 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.821

    RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
    Return to Calcutta Sidings
    Phil Eames undertook many changes to this 4mm scale recreation of Burton’s railways in the 1988 – 1991 period; some major (doubling the length to 40') and others minor (changing from EM to P4). Modelling the brewery industry hereabouts meant modelling barrels – lots and lots of barrels!

    PLAN OF THE MONTH
    The Amlwch branch
    Prolific layout builder Rob Ogden makes a return to O gauge modelling with this take on the Anglesey terminus in the late BR steam era. The project was introduced in the January 2019 issue.

    SCALE DRAWINGS
    Hull & Barnsley 0-6-2T
    The Stirling-designed F3s were built by Hawthorn Leslie in 1913/14 and became Class N13 under the LNER classification. Drawings by Gary Bickley, historical notes by Steve Flint.

    RM NOVEMBER 2018 ISSUE Vol.69 No.817

    RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
    London Road
    The essence of the ‘premier line’ – the London & North Western – distilled by Jolyon Wilkinson in 4mm scale in the shape of this main line station.

    PLAN OF THE MONTH
    Chard Town Goods
    Demoted passenger stations doing service as freight yards were not uncommon in steam days. The potential of a Somerset location is gauged by Tim Rayner.

    SCALE DRAWINGS
    Hull & Barnsley 50ft bogie coaches
    This celebrated Yorkshire railway ordered its first bogie stock in 1905 from R Y Pickering for its Sheffield services, as Steve Flint explains.

     

     

    RM APRIL 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.822

    RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
    Arun Quay
    An O gauge tour de force from Gordon & Maggie Gravett, representing a run-down 1960s quayside at a Sussex riverbank on a chilly day.

    PLAN OF THE MONTH
    Beckindale
    For his latest OO gauge layout project, inspired by a couple of Yorkshire preserved lines, Roger Nicholls created a compact branch terminus in OO gauge.

    SCALE DRAWINGS
    A Warflat for N gauge
    Victor Hall kitbuilt a heavy-duty bogie wagon from a kit available to members of the N Gauge Society. Drawings (to 4mm scale) from our Ian Beattie archive.

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