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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

PLEASE NOTE

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

FREE BOOKLET INSIDE!

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

FREE KIT WITH IN THIS ISSUE!

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.

Railway Modeller December issue.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW IN THIS ISSUE!

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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