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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.

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RM NOVEMBER 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.829

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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 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 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. 
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    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 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 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 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.

     

     

     

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