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CM FEBRUARY 2020 Vol 42 No 2

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Cambach v. d. Höhe
As the Spur O Freunde Worms, Klaus Fischer and Sascha Fliegner got together to build a sectional layout for exhibitions depicting a branch line in Hessen.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
The Bridge at Remagen
Al Turner was inspired to create an accurate 1:160 scale model of the Ludendorff Bridge across the Rhine, with an impressive collection of authentic train consists. The layout is due to be at Model Rail Scotland at the SEC Glasgow from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February.

SCALE DRAWINGS
BR52 Kriegslok
Uwe Lacina looks briefly at the origins of the Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft BR52 2-10-0, an austerity measure for wartime mass production. With scale drawings by Benno Wiesmüller.

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RAILWAY MODELLER FEBRUARY 2020 Vol.71 No.832

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Semley
Travel back in the company of Martin Finney and his team to see this scale replica of a station on the London & South Western main line to Exeter, modelled in P4 and running the timetable as of 12 July 1912.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Modelling Barnsley's railways – 3
Alan Whitehouse suggests that the area’s once-plentiful collection of run-down colliery branches – all long since swept away – would make a good modelling subject.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Stanley
John Farline describes how Wakefield RMS members undertook ‘Project 60’, to mark its diamond jubilee – a rendition in 4mm scale of this calling point on the Methley Joint Line in south Yorkshire.

CM JANUARY 2020 Vol 42 No 1

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Reckingen
A passing station on the metre gauge Furka Oberalp: Jean-Pierre Muratore replaced his previous Swiss layout with a new scene, designed for easier exhibiting.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Zweifelsfall
A rural narrow gauge branch terminus – Lucien Eijdems has created an attractive HOe layout that is easy to transport and interesting to operate.

EDITOR'S PICK
Grand Street and Three Rivers City
Sir Rod Stewart has taken a long time to create an extensive and impressive American city scene in HO. We get a rare glimpse of this amazing achievement.

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RAILWAY MODELLER JANUARY 2020 Vol.71 No.831

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A Ratio Yard office for 4mm scale
Enjoy building your free cover-mounted kit – follow Craig Tiley's guide on pages 68 & 69 of this issue.

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Little Bytham
Tony Wright and his band of like-minded enthusiasts have undertaken this meticulous OO gauge recreation of this wayside station on the East Coast Main Line.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Modelling Barnsley's railways – 2
Alan Whitehouse continues his South Yorkshire suggestions with a goods yard on a singled secondary route that sees heavy freight workings.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Ales through the Dales
Ian Nuttall considers how grain traffic was carried during the period in which his OO gauge project Dentdale is set, with drawings of an LNER Dia 51 example, and a scratchbuilt LMS Dia 1689 model, rivets and all.

Your Guide to Modelling French Railways

France is a land of rail contrasts; the popular image of a local train ambling through the countryside has long since given way to the smart, speedy TVG.

In places the landscape required impressive feats of civil engineering, even on the secondary routes, which meandered cross-country between the busy mainlines.

Nowadays unique tourist railways add to the appeal.

Here is just a small selection to inform and inspire.

CM DECEMBER 2019 Vol 41 No 12

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Oberweißbacher Bergbahn
At the top of an incline from valley to plateau: the Rudolstadt model railway club in Thüringia model an unusual and distinctive local prototype in HO.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Ammobaux
A First World War scene modelled in OO9: Richard Pike built a diorama to fit in a suitable box.

EDITOR'S PICK
Renon Construction
Alessandro Rusin recreated in 1:35 an evocative scene from the construction of the rack-fitted Rittnerbahn with a loco loaned from Trieste – Opicina tramway.

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Railway Modeller December issue.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW IN THIS ISSUE!

Sir Rod Stewart
The rock legend talks to RM Editor Steve Flint and Features Writer Craig Tiley about his love of modelling, and his extensive layout which is housed in his Los Angeles home. Don't miss it!

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Nafferton
A wayside station on the line from Bridlington to Hull, modelled in O gauge. The layout will be making its exhibition debut at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition at the NEC on 23 & 24 November.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Modelling Barnsley's railways
The first of an occasional series of layout suggestions centred on this South Yorkshire town, looking at the former Court House station in steam days.

SCALE DRAWINGS
County Donegal Joint Railways railcars
The last two of the Irish system's railcars saw an extended period of operation in the Isle of Man after the CDRJC closed 60 years ago. Drawings from our Ian Beattie archive.

RAILWAY MODELLER EXTRA 2020

A gourmet selection of ALL NEW features and modelling inspiration for 2020!

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CM NOVEMBER 2019 Vol 41 No 11

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Süd Harz Eisenbahn
Modern metre gauge might-have-been: Paul Steedman has created a modular HOm layout, imagining that a former part of the Harz network has been re-opened.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Ulvaryd Strand
A Swedish odyssey: Charles Insley has created a layout in HOe that is easy to transport and a pleasure to exhibit. It will be at Expo Narrow Gauge on 26th October.

EDITOR'S PICK
Gare de Brindille
Chris Hopper has built a small layout in a large scale, depicting the War Department Light Railways in SM32 with an impressive level of carefully observed fine detail.

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RM NOVEMBER 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.829 SORRY, NOW SOLD OUT

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70th Anniversary Supplement
We mark the 70th anniversary of being the UK's best-selling model railway magazine with a free 16-page extra publication, checking up on some noted modellers from our history, and a glimpse into the future.

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Chirk
A station on the Great Western main line in the Welsh Marches in OO, with the Glyn Valley Tramway as a bonus, as Stephen Weatherley reveals.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
The merits of club membership
Ryan Gray praises the assistance that fellow members of the Cupar & District MRC gave him in the construction of an OO diesel depot, Eden Road TMD.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Maldon East station
Still extant at the time of writing, but no longer in railway use, this elegant Great Eastern constituent structure was surveyed by Christopher Palmer in the 1970s. He presents the plans, to 2mm scale, in this issue.

CM OCTOBER 2019 Vol 41 No 10

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
De Graafstroom
An authentic South Holland scene, set in 1947, with a 1,067mm (3'6") gauge tramway modelled in P87n3.5 by noted fine scale modeller Vincent de Bode.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Sóller
Chris Hales describes his unusually themed Z layout, which was inspired by a holiday in Mallorca.

EDITOR'S PICK
Bw.Dügelskirchen
Doug Tompkins describes his new portable HO layout, a small German diesel depot set in Epoch IV.

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RM OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.828

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Bridgwater
The Somerset & Dorset in the glorious Prussian Blue days, as modelled by Trevor Gibson. The 7mm scale layout features carefully co-ordinated digital operation and sound effects. This definitive description is continued in next month’s Railway Modeller.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Recycle by rail
A modern rail-served recycling facility in the north-west of England is suggested as an alternative focal point for a contemporary-period layout.

SCALE DRAWINGS
A guide to etched loco kit construction – 1
John Cockcroft presents a three-part guide to getting the best out of locomotive kits, using the Connoisseur Models product for the Adams Class O2 0-4-4T in O gauge as an example. The scale drawings are from our Ian Beattie archive, adapted by Steve Croucher.

The Great Model Railway Challenge

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CM SEPTEMBER 2019 Vol 41 No 9

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Marx Engels Platz
Bill Roberts describes his German N exhibition layout, a close interpretation of a real location in Berlin.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Clearwater Harbor
Steve Waterfield describes his American On30 layout, which features a working quayside ore tippler, as having evolved rather than being designed.

EDITOR'S PICK
Ga Long Bien
Thomas Schmid introduces his latest animated diorama, an urban tramway scene in Thailand modelled in 1:35.

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RM SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.827

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Medehampton
The essence of the East Coast Main Line in the Peterborough area in the glory years, distilled to OO gauge by Graham Hobbs. This is the principal section of his layout, the other half of which appeared in last month’s issue.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Strathmore
Toby Nanson decided to create a small-space OO gauge layout depicting a modern-day Locomotive Inspection Point, on which to run his DCC Sound fitted models.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Sinderby station
A long-closed wayside station on the former Leeds Northern main line, drawn and described respectively by Jim Hay and Tim Rayner.

CM AUGUST 2019 Vol 41 No 8

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Rusinowo
Experienced modeller Sebastian Marszał has built a new HOe layout that is easier to exhibit, representing a narrow gauge branch terminus in rural Poland.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Clear Creek & Denver RR
Martin Philpott guides us around his extensive scenic American On30 layout, which fills a sizeable shed.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Brohltalbahn diesel D5
Günter Völler shows how he modelled a large German metre gauge diesel hydraulic in G by adapting a popular proprietary model. With scale drawings by Ing. Horst-Dieter Hettler.

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RM AUGUST 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.826

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

The Brockhampton & Umbridge Railway
Peter Butler built this outdoor railway in SM-32, taking the premise of a revived Welsh slate system, reborn as a preservation scheme, as its inspiration.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Whisky Galore
With the imminent arrival of the diminutive new Ruston & Hornsby 48DS in OO gauge from Hornby, Neil Rushby presents a layout suggestion tailor-made for it: an imaginary Scottish island, with distillery,  connected via a train ferry to the outside world.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Ruston & Hornsby 48DS
Tim Rayner provides some background on the class intended for the Whisky Galore plan; scale drawings by Bob Phelps are reproduced to 7mm scale.

CM JULY 2019 Vol 41 No 7

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Four Feather Falls
Ernie Melville relates how he persuaded other members of the Cupar & District MRC to build an American narrow gauge layout prompted by the Bachmann Spectrum On30 range.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Nordhafen
Roger Nicholls returns to European HO modelling with a compact quayside scene set in northern Germany.

EDITOR'S PICK
Erzbergbahn
Ore, rack, steam, and snow – an unforgettable experience: Guy Tyteca recalls a January 1976 visit to the famous mountain line in Austria while it was still steam worked.

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RM JULY 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.825

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Blair Atholl to Druimuachdar
Known to generations of Highland Railway enginemen simply as ‘The Hill’, this OO gauge recreation of Blair Atholl and environs was modelled by Howard Geddes and set in pre-Grouping and LMS days.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Bournemouth Central
The Dorset resort was the hub in diesel and electric days of the Southern’s push-pull operations on Weymouth trains, as Ian Stock explains; the layout suggestion is designed for N gauge.

SCALE DRAWINGS
The locos of Crioch
Peter Fletcher assembles his roster of 4mm models representing 14 different Highland Railway classes, including the Drummond-designed Small Ben 4-4-0s, drawings of which are from our Ian Beattie archive.

CM JUNE 2019 Vol 41 No 6

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Dietrichsdorf
Stephen Davies changed from his customary N to HO in order to experiment with DCC and learned a lot modelling a commuter station in northern Germany.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Turtle Field
Jean-François Perrissoud welcomes us to a small town in the Rocky Mountains which he has modelled in N and now forms the first part of a larger project.

EDITOR'S PICK
Broadford extended
Iain Hunter explains how construction challenges were met to make his Australian HO layout even longer giving a significant increase in storage yard capacity while still being transportable in the same vehicle.

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Copy of CM MAY 2019 Vol 41 No 5

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Unteres Preßnitztalbahn
Steffen Spittler describes his authentic Sachsen HOe layout, depicting two stations on lower section of the Preßniztalbahn, the upper part of which is now a successful museum line.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Salsdorf
Norman Raven reveals how acquisitions of attractive stock eventually prompted an easily portable German TT layout.

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RM JUNE 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.824

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On the Rails 2019
Our indispensible 32-page guide to railway attractions in the UK and Ireland, complete with money-off vouchers, is bagged with the June isue of RM.

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Rock Junction
An extensive digitally-controlled OO gauge exhibition layout, built by members of the Alnwick Model Railway Club and described by Jim Kirtley.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Kaybee St Sarahs
Kevin Lawrence packed a lot of operation into a small space with this OO gauge depiction of a 1980s/1990s TMD and high level passenger station.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Culham station – 175  not out!
A Brunel-designed ‘tudor gothic’ structure, which celebrates a significant milestone in 2019. The ticket office building is drawn by Steve Croucher in 2mm scale.

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CM MAY 2019 Vol 41 No 5

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Unteres Preßnitztalbahn
Steffen Spittler describes his authentic Sachsen HOe layout, depicting two stations on lower section of the Preßniztalbahn, the upper part of which is now a successful museum line.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Salsdorf
Norman Raven reveals how acquisitions of attractive stock eventually prompted an easily portable German TT layout.

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Your Guide to Modelling Heritage Railways

Discover the exciting possibilities of modelling heritage railways in this latest addition to the Peco Modeller's Library. This guide includes:

Modelling the preservation era in the popular scales

Inspirational layouts

Step-by-step modelling features

Track plans you can build

Standard and narrow gauge examples

History of railway preservation

All PECO Publications now available as digital downloads on tablets and mobile devices through their respective App Stores. Download on the App Store or get it on Google Play.

RM MAY 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.823

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Newton Bishop
The glory days of the Great Western, modelled in OO by Roger Bradford in a railway room that has gradually filled with extensions and additions to the layout.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
On from Bridport
Modellers have used the planned but never-built main line which would have run west of Dorchester along the English Channel coast towards Exeter since the 1950s, when John Charman built his Mk.I version of Charford.Alec Fry fell under the spell, and began construction of an OO gauge system, presented here as an ingenious plan suitable for any railway location that appeals.

SCALE DRAWINGS
LNER V2 2-6-2
One of Gresley’s finest designs, these highly capable Prairies are described by W G Ascough; drawings from our Ian Beattie archive, updated by Steve Croucher.

CM APRIL 2019 Vol 41 No 4

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Höllentalbahn
Gerard Tombroek introduces the HO layout built for Roco depicting the famous line through the Black Forest to display the new model of the BR85 2-10-2T.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Atmafer
A French railway wagon maintenance workshop: Gaëlle and Olivier Taniou describe a compact HO layout which they first displayed at Trainsmania in Lille in 2017.

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CM MARCH 2019 Vol 41 No 3

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Birkenstock
Janhein Ruigrok was inspired by some classic photos from East Germany to model the upper terminus of a steeply-graded line in HO, but had to modify his plans.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Kaley Yard
Trevor Smith introduces his current home HO layout, set somewhere in the California desert, being developed on two levels connected by a helix.

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Tramstraat 1930
Gérard Hendriks introduces the research for his project to model in HOm part of the former local tramway in the Eindhoven area of The Netherlands.

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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.

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.

CM FEBUARY 2019 Vol 41 No 2

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Barchbergbahn
From the valley to the summit: Diger Rossell presents his new award-winning scenic layout which represents a narrow gauge rack railway somewhere in the Alps.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Stellenbosch
A single track branch off a double track main line – John Cornell reveals his South African HO loft layout.

SCALE DRAWINGS
New SBB shunters
Peter Marriott introduces two new Swiss shunters, the compact but powerful Ee 922 and Eem 923, the subject of recent new HO models from HAG. (See the review of these models on p133.)

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CM JANUARY 2019 Vol 41 No 1

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Berlin to Ghentwerp
Music legend Jools Holland unveils his large HO layout which features scenes in Europe as well as in Britain, with an emphasis on scenery, architecture, and details.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Oostendse Valiezen Fabriek
Members of the ModelSpoorKlub van der Kust (MSKK) in Ostend built a model of a suitcase factory in HO as an entry for a competition to build a layout in a suitcase!

EDITOR'S PICK
ÖBB Reihe 2095 diesel
A universal diesel for the 760mm gauge: Dr Markus Strässle outlines the history of a design which is now sixty years old, still very much in use, and the subject of a brand new HOe model from Roco. Drawings to HO scale by Steve Croucher.

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RM JANUARY 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.819 SOLD OUT

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.

 

CM DECEMBER 2018 ISSUE Vol 40 No 12

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Neu Birkenfeld
A third life for a narrow gauge layout: the Spijkspoor model railway club from The Netherlands have ‘recycled’ their German HOe layout.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Le Locle to Les Brenets
Metre gauge to the French border – Alan Pike explores a self-contained Swiss local line which might make an interesting model.

EDITOR'S PICK
Free kit with this issue!
A short introduction to the Auhagen HO accessory kits presented free with this issue.

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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.

 

 

Your Guide to Modelling Swiss Railways

Swiss railways have a special attraction for many enthusiasts, even if they do not model continental railways. The intense network of lines, volume of traffic, and seemingly endless variety of companies and liveries complements the incredibly attractive Alpine scenery so often associated with the railways of this land-locked country. 

Comprising 124 perfect-bound pages, this softback book has a wide selection of articles, featuring layouts, modelling articles and prototype inspiration. Metre gauge railways are a well known feature of this country, so the articles on the routes of the MIB, Furka Oberalp and Rhatische Bahn will come as no surprise! 

CM NOVEMBER 2018 ISSUE Vol 40 No 11

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Gila Canyon
Alan Hancock tells how his new portable US N layout involved a change of scene and a change of scale.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Eu (Le Tréport)
Peter Smith tells how his new O scale layout, a French loco dépôt, built with John Smith, came about as a result of being tempted into an exhibition purchase.

EDITOR'S PICK
MOB Modifications
Goods and service stock adapted from commercial items: Michael Farr used various techniques to model in HOm Montreux Oberland Bernois metre gauge wagons.

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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.

 

 

Railway Modeller Special 2019

The abiding pastime of model railways - well over 100 years - is celebrated in the Railway Modeller Special 2019, produced by the publisher of Railway Modeller, the UK's market leading model railway magazine with the highest ABC audited readership.

In the 2019 Special we have 

  • Single Unit Railcars
    A historical review of these well-liked Prototypes.       
  • Gallows Close Sidings
    Exploring the modelling potential of Scarborough’s old goods depot.
  • The Swindon Ghost
    Interpretations of a Great Western mystery. 
  • Skelwith
    An ideal OO layout for the smaller home.    
  • The Secret Lives of Railway Modellers
    Discovering why we love to make model trains and layouts.
  • Minerva Models
    A profile of this vibrant O gauge manufacturer. 
  • Review of the Year
    Take a look at the exciting 2019 releases from the model trade.                 

Plus much, much more!

     All PECO Publications now available as digital downloads on tablets and mobile devices through their respective App Stores. Download on the App Store or get it on Google Play.

    CM OCTOBER 2018 ISSUE Vol 40 No 10

    RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
    Bw Meinecke
    A typical corner of DB territory – Manfred Haaker describes a German HO layout that has been developed in various clubrooms over the years.

    PLAN OF THE MONTH
    Capdenac
    A French junction with modelling potential: Ian Stock explores an interesting location in the south of France.

    EDITOR'S PICK
    Rue de la Glacière – 2
    Emmanuel Nouaillier shares more of his techniques for highly detailed and realistic scenic modelling, creating an authentic structure in the French urban scene.

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    Your Guide to O Gauge Railway Modelling

    Your essential guide to O Gauge modelling from the experts at Railway Modeller. Covers a wide variety of topics from initial planning through to those important finishing touches. With both practical advice and step by step guides, it is essential reading for those modelling in O gauge or anyone contemplating discovering O gauge modelling. 124 pages fully illustrated. Features include: • Getting started in O. Step-by-step modelling features. Inspirational layouts. Track plans you can build. Using digital control. Larger scale outdoors - and Much More.

    All PECO Publications now available as digital downloads on tablets and mobile devices through their respective App Stores. Download on the App Store or get it on Google Play

    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.

     

     

    An introduction to 009 Modelling

    This handy guide to narrow gauge modelling includes an overview of British narrow gauge history. It explains the basics of the 009 scale and includes 5 layout plans based on prototype locations, an overview of the ready to run items currently available and some helpful hints on kit building locomotive and rolling stock kits.

    The Peco 'Shows You How' series of booklets give practical, clearly laid out information and instruction on a wide range of model railway topics.

     

    OO-9/HOe Setrack Planbook

    This book features six layout plans with varied themes to get you started on your journey into narrow gauge modelling, ranging from simple yet satisfying projects utilising the contents of the ST-400 Peco Setrack OO-9 Starter Track Set, through to more elaborate designs that combine components from both the Peco Setrack and Streamline track systems. The plans in this book have been skilfully designed and illustrated by James Hilton, an experienced modeller and narrow gauge enthusiast. 16 fully illustrated pages including complete parts lists and modelling techniques. 

     

    CM SEPTEMBER 2018 ISSUE Vol 40 No 9

    RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
    Steinbruch
    Roger Nicholls has set his new HO layout, a line serving a quarry, somewhere in south-west Germany in the 1970s.

    PLAN OF THE MONTH
    San Maria Gandia
    Ian Milroy and Robin Marie have a new HO/HOe layout, inspired by the narrow gauge in north-eastern Spain.

    EDITOR'S PICK
    Praha Veleslavin
    John Kabesh was pleasantly surprised to find a small station worth modelling in the suburbs of Prague.

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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!

     

     

    CM AUGUST 2018 ISSUE Vol 40 No 8

    RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
    Köszeg Óvarós 
    Peter Phillips describes his new Hungarian layout, Köszeg Old Town, which features both standard and narrow gauge lines (HO and HOe).

    PLAN OF THE MONTH
    Chica, Illinois
    Peter North returns to a favourite compact layout theme: a small wayside station on the Rock Island lines, modelled in HO with a high level of authentic detail.

    EDITOR'S PICK
    On the P–O Corrèze
    Following the suggestion of Tulle as a possible layout (CM March 2018), we look at some of the stock used on the metre gauge Corrèze lines of the Paris – Orléans with photographs from the late W.J.K.Davies.

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    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.

     

     

     

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