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 FEBRUARY 2020 Vol 42 No 2
RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Cambach v. d. Höhe
As the Spur O Freunde Worms, Klaus Fischer and Sascha Fliegner got together to build a sectional layout for exhibitions depicting a branch line in Hessen.
PLAN OF THE MONTH
The Bridge at Remagen
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. The layout is due to be at Model Rail Scotland at the SEC Glasgow from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd February.
Uwe Lacina looks briefly at the origins of the Deutsche Reichsbahn Gesellschaft BR52 2-10-0, an austerity measure for wartime mass production. With scale drawings by Benno Wiesmüller.
BOOK and VIDEO REVIEWS
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Graham Lightfoot explores the prototype for the model which was described in our December 2019 issue – a unique funicular and electrified branch in Germany.
Rajah Engineering Works
Warren Miller created a small industry to enhance a spare corner of his HO layout by adapting an interesting kit for an old stationary steam engine.
Modelling American narrow gauge in 1:55: Giles Barnabe adopts a new scale, and a new location.
Mike Williams built an unusual vehicle in HO from a kit – a French F.C.M. Char 2C tank with rail bogies.
Queenslanders in Thailand
Wim Harthoorn shows how he scratchbuilt some stainless steel coaches exported from Queensland to Thailand in TTm (1:120 scale on 9mm gauge).
Ville à la Campagne
A French country town on the border with Germany: Barry Langford tells the story behind
his Oe exhibition layout, set in the 1950s/1960s.
Two related headline reviews of modern N gauge coaches from Brawa in this issue: the DBAG Twindexx InterCity double deck stock in loco hauled and BR445 electric railcar (pictured) formats.
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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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