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RAILWAY MODELLER June 2022 Vol.73 No.860

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Princetown and Yelverton
Gordon Vickers began modelling the famous Dartmoor terminus of Princetown in OO gauge, but it grew into a representation of the whole branch line from Yelverton that filled his garage!

PLAN OF THE MONTH & SCALE DRAWINGS
Holyhead Breakwater railway
Ben Bucki suggests a compact preserved railway layout, imagining that one of BR's most obscure lines had survived to the present day.

 

 

 

 

PROJECT OF THE MONTH
On Her Majesty's service
Callum Willcox adapts a Hornby OO gauge model to represent LMS 4-6-2 No.6201 Princess Elizabeth when it hauled the Royal Train in 2012, as part of HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee tour. 

RAILWAY MODELLER May 2022 Vol.73 No.859

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Porthdinllaen
3mm scale layouts are often modest in thier size and scope. Not so in the case of this extensive jpint GWR and LMS system in North Wales created by Mike Corp, which has a scenic section that is almost a scale half-mile in length! 

PLAN OF THE MONTH & SCALE DRAWINGS
Bovey
Toby Jennings suggests a track plan for this quintessential Great Western branchline station, with scale drawings of its surviving goods shed prepared by Steve Croucher and David Malton. 

 

 

 

 

PROJECT OF THE MONTH
Constructing a GWR footbridge in 7mm
Nigel Brown decides to construct a GWR footbridge from scratch using brass and nickel silver, together with a few bespoke additions sourced from outside suppliers.  

RAILWAY MODELLER April 2022 Vol.73 No.858


RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Copper, Wort & Co Ltd
Peter Goss has downsized slightly for his latest OO gauge project, which depicts the brewing industry of Burton-on-Trent set in the Edwardian era. 

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Bristol Bath Road
Alistair Bolt rekindled memories of Bristol Temple Meads station with this OO scheme, which demonstrates how an expansive prototype can be recreated in a modest space.

 

 

 

 

SCALE DRAWINGS
Duns engine shed
Jim Hay presents drawings for this two-road steam locomotive shed situated on a former through station on the Berwickshire branch.

RAILWAY MODELLER March 2022 Vol.73 No.857

 

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
St Andrews and Guard Bridge
Duncan Stewart describes the East Neuk Model Railway Club's latest project to recreate part of the signal-track line that once led to the Fife town of St Andrews - the world famous 'home of golf'.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
The Queensbury triangle
Dave Deakin presents this dramatic portrait of a forlorn mid-1950s industrial railway setting on the north east coast between the Tyne and Wear rivers. 

 

 

 

 

SCALE DRAWINGS
Ormiston station
Jim Hay examines the brief history of this small Scottish station, complete with accompanying 3mm scale drawings of the North British station structure. 

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RAILWAY MODELLER February 2022 Vol.73 No.856

 

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Brookwood
Trainspotting in and around Clapham Junction during the 1960s led Peter Chaston to create this extensive BR Southern Region system, housed in a purpose-built space above a garage.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Highland lines that could have been
Railway routes that were proposed to serve the North West Highlands have long been a source of stimulus for layout builders. Mark Hornsey reviews a selection accompanied by a suitable layout plan by Steve Flint. 

 

 

 

 

SCALE DRAWINGS
Furness Railway Rail Motor Car No.1 and Trailer
This Cumbrian area passenger vehicle is described with drawing in 4mm by Stephen Phillips. 

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RAILWAY MODELLER January 2022 Vol.73 No.855

 

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Dunston
Simon Garner chose N and a 1980s theme for his first layout project. Here he shares the construction details of this late British Rail era model.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Northern grit
Neil Rushby returned to the York of his childhood for this new layout project. Here he explains how the track design developed through a process of trail and testing. 

 

 

 

 

SCALE DRAWINGS
Princetown station stables
John Treays presents a set of 4mm scale drawings for this still extant Great Western Railway stable building situated high on Dartmoor.

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RAILWAY MODELLER December 2021 Vol.72 No.854

 

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Downborough
Newcomer to the hobby Ian Smith had ambitious plans. Here he describes the ongoing development of this impressive Western Region OO gauge DCC layout. 

PLAN OF THE MONTH
The Willoughby Arms
Paul Bason constructed a stone-built pub with an unusual railway heritage for his 4mm EM gauge layout using plastic sheet.

 

 

 

 

SCALE DRAWINGS
NER 10T 'birdcage' brake van
The North Eastern Railway's V1/1 10T 'birdcage' brake van is described by Steve Flint with drawings prepared by Steve Croucher in 4mm and 7mm scales.

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RAILWAY MODELLER November 2021 Vol.72 No.853

 

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Boot c.1880
Peter Kazer took this former 3' narrow gauge line in Cumberland and modelled it to a scale of 1/4" to 1'. As a result, almost everything that can be seen on the layout has been scratch-built! 

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Shades of King's Cross 
Darrin Banks created this intensive N gauge mainline terminus layout after reading a letter in Railway Modeller. Here he explains the overall concept and operation. 

 

 

 

 

SCALE DRAWINGS
Highley Signal Box
Craig Tiley describes this often-modelled signal box that is preserved on the Severn Valley Railway, accompanied by 4mm scale drawing by David Malton. 

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RAILWAY MODELLER October 2021 Vol.72 No.852

 

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
The Railways of South Gloucestershire
Tony Ditchfield reveals the full extant of his decade long endeavours to recapture the railway scene of his youth in miniature with this garage-based layout in OO. 

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Brickmaker's Lane
Dave Cooper describes the concept for his current N gauge project, a complex  gauge London-based layout set amongst the busy lines south of the river.

 

 


 

SCALE DRAWINGS
The Hawksworth '1500' 0-6-0PT
With the release of OO gauge R-T-R models for these Western Region locomotives on the horizon, we present 4mm scale drawings and accompanying prototype notes produced by the late Ian Beattie.

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RAILWAY MODELLER September 2021 Vol.72 No.851

 

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Steam in the Garden
Robert Ogden present his 7mm scale depiction of this former terminus on the Anglesey Central Railway, which has a variety of rolling stock allowing the operation to be switched between three different time periods. 

PLAN OF THE MONTH
The Ashover Light Railway 
Steve Croucher serves up an idea for a slice of rural Derbyshire in OO9 gauge - designed to reside in a spare bedroom - which blends scenic richness and industrial clutter with plenty of operational interest. 

 

 


 

SCALE DRAWINGS
The Fowler 4F 0-6-0s
To complement John Cockcroft's build of one of these locomotives, we present these scale drawings for the class that were produced by the late Ian Beattie.

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RAILWAY MODELLER August 2021 Vol.72 No.850

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Steam in the Garden
Stephen Gliddon describes this inspiring 16mm live steam narrow gauge line that he has built with his father Robert Gliddon which includes some thrilling gradients!

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Newton Poppleford and East Budleigh
Senior Editor Steve Flint presents a very straightforward layout suggestion based around a former Southern Railway branch line in Devon.


SCALE DRAWINGS
Alston station building
We featured Peter Brown's N Gauge Alston in our April issue. Here we present scale drawings for the main station building, reproduced to 2mm scale.

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RAILWAY MODELLER July 2021 Vol.72 No.849

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Fence House
Bob Jones discusses this outstanding 2mm Fine Scale layout which portrays a former wayside station on the Leamside route in County Durham.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Wandsworth Wharf
Giles Barnabe took the concept of the Surrey Iron Railway and with a little selective compression came up with a very practical industrial layout idea.


SCALE DRAWINGS
Duns signal Box
Jim Hay provides scale drawings for this former North British Railway station structure in Berwickshire.

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RAILWAY MODELLER June 2021 Vol.72 No.848

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Llanfair revisited
Simon Atkins presents the scenic extension to his ex-Cambrian Railway coastal line in 4mm.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Heavy Metal!
Chris Ford looks at the possibilities for a room-sized plan representing the double 9F heavyweight action on the Tyne Dock to Consett iron ore trains.


SCALE DRAWINGS
A station canopy for Alston
IPeter Brown described his N gauge model of Alston in the April issue. This month he details how the delicate platform canopy structure was built.

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RAILWAY MODELLER May 2021 Vol.72 No.847

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Norwich Central
Peter Thompson took his collection of Great Eastern locomotives and stock and created a stunning two-level historical might-have-been Norwich station set firmly in the pre-Grouping era.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Wath Road Jct to Cudworth
Paul Marshall presents this adaptable loft-style layout plan which recreates part of the Sheffield to Leeds line in the much missed BR blue period of the 1970s.


SCALE DRAWINGS
A passing in Glen Falloch
Ian Futers considers this once proposed West Highland crossing point between Ardlui and Crianlarich.

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RAILWAY MODELLER April 2021 Vol.72 No.846

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Alston
Peter Brown employed various computer-based methods to create this atmospheric N gauge model, which is based on a former Cumbrian terminus.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
The Hebridean Light Railway
Mark Hornsey examines the dual-period possibilities of modelling the proposed, but never built narrow gauge line on the Isle of Skye.


SCALE DRAWINGS
Gresley LNER Class A4 4-6-2s
These one-time racehorses of the East Coast Main Line, designed by Sir Nigel Gresley and constructed at Doncaster, are described by William Ascough with 4mm scale drawings from the archive of the late Ian Beattie.



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Your Guide to Modelling Dutch Railways

Brought to you by the experts at Continental Modeller magazine, this new publication is packed with inspiring layouts and informative articles about modelling the wide variety of railways found in the Netherlands.

RAILWAY MODELLER March 2021 Vol.72 No.845

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Sandy
Michael Bourke has recreated the 1938 timetable of this busy former Great Northern Railway station in Bedfordshire.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Lairg
Paul Tollett discusses the layout possibilities based around this busy through station on the Highland Line.


SCALE DRAWINGS
G&SWR Class 45 0-6-2T
John Treays describes this widespread, but small class of Glasgow & South Western Railway passenger tank 0-6-2Ts which lasted to the end of LMS days.



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RAILWAY MODELLER February 2021 Vol.72 No.844

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Kingsferry
Allan Howles presents his stunning 4mm scale Great Western layout, inspired by the the station at Kingsbridge, with some clever use of commercial items.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
LNER Fish van conversion
This ‘cut-and-shut’ exercise has been carried out on a 7mm scale Parkside kit by Chris Gwilliam to produce a 1937 10' wheelbase van to pair up with the 12' WB version he built previously.

SCALE DRAWINGS
British Railways 9F 2-10-0
Chris Ford briefly outlines the development of these Riddles ten-coupled workhorses – the subject of a new model announced by Hornby for 2021 – accompanied by 4mm scale drawings by the late Ian Beattie.


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RAILWAY MODELLER December 2020 Vol.71 No.842

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Glaisden
Ian Worthington chose the ex-Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway's main line route through the Calder Valley for this EM Gauge 1960s study of British Railways.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Falmouth Fortified
A much imagineered layout scheme reflecting the post steam years of this one time grand Great Western branch line. Steve Flint takes us into its realm, which although sized for 4mm scale, can be readily adapted for use in other scales and gauges.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Sweet Caroline - making history in miniature
With scale drawings reproduced from Revolution trains' CAD originals, Ben Ando continues the story of how the firm is creating OO and N gauge ready-to-run model of this much loved Network Rail Inspection Saloon.


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RAILWAY MODELLER August 2020 Vol.71 No.838

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

The Tumbledown & Dingledale Light Railway
Mick Walker takes us on a grand tour of his extensive 16mm scale garden railway, constructional aspects of which were featured in our June and July issues.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Ormskirk
Steve Flint proposes a shelf-type scheme for OO, which is inspired by this Lancashire town’s station and set in recent times; it is served by DMUs and EMUs.

SCALE DRAWINGS
LB&SCR Pacific and Baltic tanks
AThese elegant tank locomotives that were built for the London Brighton & South Coast Railway are described by W G Ascough, with accompanying drawings of the Pacific J Class from the Ian Beattie archive.


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RAILWAY MODELLER JULY 2020 Vol.71 No.837

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Ladycross
John Brien reveals the layout built by a small enclave of members of the Hull Miniature Railway Society that has a hankering for Southern steam in OO.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Invermoriston Junction
Simon Holtby adjusts the actual railway history of the highlands of Scotland to incorporate the planned but not constructed rail route up the Great Glen, alongside Loch Ness. This layout suggestion (for N gauge) is based on the supposed divergence of the line to Kyle of Lochalsh from the Inverness – Fort Augustus main lines.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Saltash footbridge
An outwardly ‘standard’ Great Western structure on the banks of the River Tamar, adapted for Cornish commuter demand. Drawn and described by John Treays.


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RAILWAY MODELLER JUNE 2020 Vol.71 No.836

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On The Rails 2020
Owing to the continuing Coronavirus outbreak, which has suspended all heritage and tourist railway operations for the time being, we have postponed publication of our On The Rails guide to railway attractions, which is normally included free with the June issue. Please keep an eye on the website and our social media channels for an update on when it will appear.

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Welshpool
Set in the early LMS period, this 7mm scale layout by Ralph Seymour combines the standard gauge Cambrian and GWR/LNWR lines with the narrow gauge Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, recreating some classic views.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Grimsby Blundell Park
An ideal town terminus plan, devised and built by Ian Clark. Grimsby Blundell Park depicts a ‘just supposing’ situation in which the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway stopped in the famous fishing port, rather than continue its tracks onto the promenade at Cleethorpes.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Seaton station
The Southern Railway’s distinctive ‘Nouveau’ concrete architecture showed itself at the end of the branch to this Devon resort in the form of a rebuilt structure from the 1930s. Steve Flint and Callum Willcox examine this building, the one-time local station of Railway Modeller, with drawings by Steve Croucher.


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RAILWAY MODELLER JUNE 2020 Vol.71 No.836

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On The Rails 2020
Owing to the continuing Coronavirus outbreak, which has suspended operations on all heritage and tourist railways for the time being, we have postponed publication of our On The Rails guide to railway attractions, which is normally published free with the June issue. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further details.

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Welshpool
Set in the early LMS period, this 7mm scale layout by Ralph Seymour combines the standard gauge Cambrian and GWR/LNWR lines with the narrow gauge Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, recreating some classic views.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Grimsby Blundell Park
An ideal town terminus plan, devised and built by Ian Clark. Grimsby Blundell Park depicts a ‘just supposing’ situation in which the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway stopped in the famous fishing port, rather than continue its tracks onto the promenade at Cleethorpes.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Seaton station
The Southern Railway’s distinctive ‘Nouveau’ concrete architecture showed itself at the end of the branch to this Devon resort in the form of a rebuilt structure from the 1930s. Steve Flint and Callum Willcox examine this building, the one-time local station of Railway Modeller, with drawings by Steve Croucher.


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RAILWAY MODELLER APRIL 2020 Vol.71 No.834

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

Ramchester
Rod Wilson fulfilled his dream to have an O gauge layout; it is set in the north-west in BR steam/early diesel days, and features digital control with sound.

PLAN OF THE MONTH & SCALE DRAWINGS
Copper, Wort & Co Ltd
For his latest OO gauge project, Peter Goss chose to represent aspects of the Burton upon Trent brewery systems, presented in a hexagonal format.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO…?
Leysdown
Adrian Colenutt relates the fortunes of this former Uckfield MRC exhibition layout in P4, which is now under his care and back on the show circuit.

RAILWAY MODELLER MARCH 2020 Vol.71 No.833

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Kit construction for beginners
Our latest in the line of handy Shows You How booklets is a 16-page guide to building kits in card, plastic and mixed-media formats, plus painting and weathering.

RAILWAY OF THE MONTH

The Helford Valley Railway
This Cornish narrow gauge railway had its headquarters at Gweek, and carried tourists and oysters for years. It has been modelled in O-16.5 by Steve Howe.

PLAN OF THE MONTH
Elgin East in N
Ian Stock presents a north-east Scottish prototype which can make use of the Deane-type layout concept to achieve a successful result in model form.

SCALE DRAWINGS
Sprouston station
Jim Hay surveys this station – one of only two the North Eastern wholly owned in Scotland – which made an end-on junction with the North British route to Kelso.

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.

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.

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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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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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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.

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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 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.

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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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    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.

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