AT THE HEART OF THE HOBBY
Ever since its launch in 1983, Continental Modeller has been providing information and inspiration for modellers interested in modelling overseas railways. Like its sister title, Railway Modeller, all scales and gauges are covered with topics of interest to both ready-to-run enthusiasts and kit- and scratchbuilders alike. If European, American, Australian, Asian and African railways are to your liking, Continental Modeller is for you.
- RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
- PLAN OF THE MONTH
- PROTOTYPE SURVEYS
- IN-DEPTH MODELLING FEATURES
- PRODUCT REVIEWS
- BOOK REVIEWS
- DVD REVIEWS
- NEWS AND EXHIBITION DIARY
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CM MARCH 2020 Vol 42 No 3
RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Le Vicinal à Vresse
An evocation of SNCV/NMVB line 553 – Jan Martens has created a convincing HOm impression of a typical Belgian local metre gauge tramway.
PLAN OF THE MONTH
More Tramways de la Corrèze than Vivarais – Peter Dale has modelled in HOm a small town station on a French intérêt local metre gauge line.
To augment his feature in the recent CM French Special, Gordon Wiseman offers more illustrations of a widely used high power mixed traffic diesel
BOOK and VIDEO REVIEWS
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
A room full of East German HO – Phil Sharp has a new layout in a spare bedroom.
The Bridge at Remagen – 2
Al Turner was inspired to create an accurate 1:160 scale model of the Ludendorff Bridge across the Rhine, with an impressive collection of authentic train consists.
A French urban belt line serving docks and industries – the fine scale layout being developed by Club Proto 87.
John Grey transferred a British N layout to the plains of the mid-West, representing a run-down Chicago by-pass.
Mike Carter fills a gap on his new Norwegian HO layout with a distinctive scratchbuilt structure.
Rik Martens and Koen Vermeulen worked together and built a steam loco testing station in 1:32, winning the mini layout contest at Modelspoor in Leuven in 2018.
The headline review item this month is the Deutsche Bundesbahn BR181.2 electric, new in HO scale from Piko.
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WHO’S WHO AT PECO PUBLICATIONS
The editorial team is located at PECO Headquarters in Beer, Seaton, Devon.
Andrew Burnham took over the editorship of Continental Modeller in 1989 following the untimely death of the first editor David Lloyd. Andrew has a special interest in German and Australian railway and is very knowledgeable on all matters associated with narrow gauge railways, both British and Overseas. When not working on anything to do with railways, he takes some time out to play bass guitar in a rock band.
EDITOR & PHOTOGRAPHER
Steve has been active in the model railway hobby for almost 50 years, and began writing and taking photographs for the model press in the 1980s. He pursued a freelance career in photography and publishing before joining PECO Publications in 2002 and took over as Railway Modeller editor in 2008 following the retirement of John Brewer. Born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, his personal interests include Scottish and northern railway subjects, and when not working, he enjoys hill walking and countryside pursuits.
Born in Teddington, Middlesex in 1965, Tim's railway influences were cast on trips to his grandparents’ home on the River Fowey in Cornwall – Westerns and other blue diesels. After college in the 1980s, a chance encounter with a copy of Railway Modeller led to his appointment as Assistant Editor of RM and CM in October 1988. Promoted to Production Editor in 2008 on the arrival of Steve Flint at the helm that summer, he's still enjoying the challenges the magazines throw at him every month!
WRITER & PHOTOGRAPHER
Born in Swindon in 1983, Craig developed an interest in railways (both real and model) from a very young age. He pursued an education in art and design, graduating in 2005 with a degree in Illustration. After working for the next few years as a freelance artist/photographer, which included frequent photographic assignments for the model railway press (including Railway Modeller), Craig took the opportunity to join the PECO Publications team full-time in July 2011.
GENERAL & ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER
John joined the Peco family when Sheila King (no relation) retired after 45 years in charge! After more than 20 years in retail & production management, John joined Peco Publications in 2000. While the editorial team concentrate on producing excellent modelling articles, features, news, reviews and constructional content, John and his team of Sue & Nicole look after all administration, advertising, promotions, planning and distribution ensuring that our publications reach the readers on time!
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If you are a manufacturer or retailer supplying the overseas models to railway modellers, Continental Modeller is the only magazine through which you need to promote your business. European, American, Australian, African and Asian railways are all covered by Continental Modeller. For British and Irish models see Railway Modeller.
CONTINENTAL MODELLER is the only British model railway magazine catering for those modelling overseas railways. It covers all the scales and gauges, historical and modern periods and is suitable for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.
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