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 JUNE 2019 Vol 41 No 6
RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Stephen Davies changed from his customary N to HO in order to experiment with DCC and learned a lot modelling a commuter station in northern Germany.
PLAN OF THE MONTH
Jean-François Perrissoud welcomes us to a small town in the Rocky Mountains which he has modelled in N and now forms the first part of a larger project.
Iain Hunter explains how construction challenges were met to make his Australian HO layout even longer giving a significant increase in storage yard capacity while still being transportable in the same vehicle.
BOOK and VIDEO REVIEWS
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
A forestry line
Inspired by typical operations in eastern Europe, Laurent Vandermotte wanted to capture the atmosphere of forestry railways in the 1950s, such as the Viseu line in Romania and various Polish operations.
Sound for a Gr940
Roberto Macchi evaluates the recent Rivarossi HO model of an Italian 2-8-2T and describes in detail how he fitted a digital sound decoder by Portigliatti.
Time for TT?
Richard Self suggests that it is time to look again at TT, the ‘gauge in the middle’, between HO and N, promoted as ‘the ideal gauge’: small enough to fit in, large enough to have a good level of detail.
Two small cafés
Emmanuel Nouaillier continues his campaign devoted to modelling urban architecture in miniature, here setting the first completed café into a scene.
The headline review item this month is the HO scale ÖBB Rh1041 from Roco.
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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.
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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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