RM OCTOBER 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.828
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.
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.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
The Great Model Railway Challenge
It's back! We preview Series 2 of Channel 5's The Great Model Railway Challenge, the first semi-final of which airs on Saturday 12 October at 8pm!
Having rediscovered some china clay wagons in his extensive collection of stock boxes, prolific layout builder Roger Nicholls built a new OO layout, set in the Duchy of Cornwall, on which to run them.
The lead review item this month is the brand new Peckett Class B2 0-6-0ST from Hornby in OO gauge.
New Street TMD
Paul Steels incorporated much detail and lighting effects into this modest-sized contemporary-period diesel depot in OO gauge.
In the news
The Warley National Model Railway Exhibition's getting close – find out about the attractions on the Peco stand, including one of our Beer Heights Light Railway locos!
Project of the month
A first venture into laser cutting – Peter Brown took advantage of some bespoke services to create some complex architectural details for new N gauge buildings, modelled on examples in Durham, to be installed on Monkchester, by the Newcastle MRC
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