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CM JUNE 2020 Vol 42 No 6

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
The Albula Line
A classic section of the metre gauge Rhätische Bahn: Yann Monbaron reports on an extensive HOm layout built for Pierre Denis. Part 1 – the background.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
's Gravenhage
The atmosphere of Dutch railways in the 1950s in HO: when a 5m x 2m room became available at home, Pim de Moed took the opportunity to create a new layout.

EDITOR'S PICK
Tasmanian Garratt K1 steams again
Graham Lightfoot reports on a remarkably fast overhaul of this historic locomotive currently at Statfold Barn.

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CM MAY 2020 Vol 42 No 5

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Langental
Paul Peeters started his fictional German N layout at a modest size but always intended to expand it –  and eventually did so.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Norge
Inspired by visits to the spectacular scenic Flåmsbana in Norway, Mike Carter was inspired to try and capture the essence in HO.

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Nürnberg 2020
The second part of our comprehensive coverage of the extensive model railway section of this international toy and hobby fair deals with N, Z, TT, O, 1, narrow gauge, and G, plus structures and scenics.

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CM APRIL 2020 Vol 42 No 4

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Vals
Roger Epps and Nathan Bridge chose to model in HOm a station in the upper reaches of the Valser valley on a line proposed but never built by the Rhätische Bahn.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Schweizer Kleinstadt
Chris Atkinson has built a new Z gauge exhibition layout, depicting a typical small town in Switzerland.

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Nürnberg 2020
The first part of our comprehensive coverage of the extensive model railway section of this international toy and hobby fair deals with HO. Next month – N, Z, TT, O, 1, narrow gauge, and G, plus structures and scenics.

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CM MARCH 2020 Vol 42 No 3

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH 
Le Vicinal à Vresse
An evocation of SNCV/NMVB line 553 – Jan Martens has created a convincing HOm impression of a typical Belgian local metre gauge tramway.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Cap Sacré
More Tramways de la Corrèze than Vivarais – Peter Dale has modelled in HOm a small town station on a French intérêt local metre gauge line.

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SNCF CC72000
To augment his feature in the recent CM French Special, Gordon Wiseman offers more illustrations of a widely used high power mixed traffic diesel

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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