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.
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.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Project of the Month
A bridge too far – 160 years old this year, the Royal Albert Bridge has been a landmark structure on the River Tamar and an inspiration to many modellers, including Peter Thorpe, of the Basingstoke Bodgers team which won episode three of The Great Model Railway Challenge. See how he made a 1:148 scale facsimile here.
Old Elms Road
A mix of steam, diesel and electric traction in OO gauge, with Southern and Western variety too. Bob Hoskins of the Bodmin Model Railway Club is our guide around this exhibition layout, which has working road vehicles and even features miniature working TV sets!
The lead review item this month is the brand new LNER J36 0-6-0 in OO gauge from Hornby.
Dave Round of the Wimborne Railway Society describes how club members restored an overlooked O gauge layout to full health, learning about the finer points of digital command control along the way.
In the news
We showcase the new programme of projects promised by Bachmann in OO and Graham Farish in N, including a Baguley-Drewry 70hp diesel for OO9.
The Great Model Railway Challenge
City of Tiers – the Grand Final-winning layout, built by members of the Aberdeen Model Railway Club (see Clucas Bay, last month, for their episode five heat-winner). Karl Stevens shows us round.
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