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RM MARCH 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.821
RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
Return to Calcutta Sidings
Phil Eames undertook many changes to this 4mm scale recreation of Burton’s railways in the 1988 – 1991 period; some major (doubling the length to 40') and others minor (changing from EM to P4). Modelling the brewery industry hereabouts meant modelling barrels – lots and lots of barrels!
PLAN OF THE MONTH
The Amlwch branch
Prolific layout builder Rob Ogden makes a return to O gauge modelling with this take on the Anglesey terminus in the late BR steam era. The project was introduced in the January 2019 issue.
Hull & Barnsley 0-6-2T
The Stirling-designed F3s were built by Hawthorn Leslie in 1913/14 and became Class N13 under the LNER classification. Drawings by Gary Bickley, historical notes by Steve Flint.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Project of the Month
A bridge too far – 160 years old this year, the Royal Albert Bridge has been a landmark structure on the River Tamar and an inspiration to many modellers, including Peter Thorpe, of the Basingstoke Bodgers team which won episode three of The Great Model Railway Challenge. See how he made a 1:148 scale facsimile here.
Old Elms Road
A mix of steam, diesel and electric traction in OO gauge, with Southern and Western variety too. Bob Hoskins of the Bodmin Model Railway Club is our guide around this exhibition layout, which has working road vehicles and even features miniature working TV sets!
The lead review item this month is the brand new LNER J36 0-6-0 in OO gauge from Hornby.
Dave Round of the Wimborne Railway Society describes how club members restored an overlooked O gauge layout to full health, learning about the finer points of digital command control along the way.
In the news
We showcase the new programme of projects promised by Bachmann in OO and Graham Farish in N, including a Baguley-Drewry 70hp diesel for OO9.
The Great Model Railway Challenge
City of Tiers – the Grand Final-winning layout, built by members of the Aberdeen Model Railway Club (see Clucas Bay, last month, for their episode five heat-winner). Karl Stevens shows us round..
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RM CUP COMPETITION
RM CUP PRIZE DRAW
Every January, Railway Modeller invites its readers to decide who will receive the RM Cup for the best article published during the previous 12 months. All you have to do is list, in order of preference, your three favourite articles from last year’s 12 Railway Modeller issues. The author of the winning article will be presented with the RM Cup, and every reader who submits their choice is entered into the prize draw with over £1,000 worth of prizes.
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Using the entry form below, simply choose your 3 favourite articles published in Railway Modeller during 2018:
RM CUP ARCHIVE
Sidmouth by Richard Harper
The Summit by Bob Alderman and the Yeovil Model Railway Group
The World's End by Pete and Julie Goss
Melton Mowbray North by John Spence and Steve Weston
The Gresley Beat by Cliff Parsons and friends
Bath Green Park by David Butcher and the Taunton Model Railway group
Porth St John by Jeff Drew and the North Devon MRC
Railway Modeller Special 2019
The abiding pastime of model railways - well over 100 years - is celebrated in the Railway Modeller Special 2019, produced by the publisher of Railway Modeller, the UK's market leading model railway magazine with the highest ABC audited readership.
In the 2019 Special we have
- Single Unit Railcars
A historical review of these well-liked Prototypes.
- Gallows Close Sidings
Exploring the modelling potential of Scarborough’s old goods depot.
- The Swindon Ghost
Interpretations of a Great Western mystery.
An ideal OO layout for the smaller home.
- The Secret Lives of Railway Modellers
Discovering why we love to make model trains and layouts.
- Minerva Models
A profile of this vibrant O gauge manufacturer.
- Review of the Year
Take a look at the exciting 2019 releases from the model trade.
Plus much, much more!
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
The glory days of diesels on the West Highland, modelled in a small space in OO
MINERVA MODEL RAILWAYS
Co-founder Chris Klein talks to features Writer Craig Tiley about this prolific ready-to-run O gauge producer
GALLOWS CLOSE GOODS YARD
An in-depth survey of this Scarborough freight facility and its potential for modelling, by Steve Flint
A might-have-been branch line in western Cornwall, modelled in OO including scratchbuilt shipping
THERE'S A PROTOTYPE FOR EVERYTHING
Mix-and-match and much more – justification for seeming anachronisms on layouts
I'M JOOLS – DRIVE ME!
The latest loco for the Beer Heights Light Railway was named by none other than Jools Holland in June 2018. No 12 on the Pecorama attraction's roster, it's for driver experience work
WHO’S WHO AT PECO PUBLICATIONS
Railway Modeller is one of the few British model railway magazines where nearly all of the articles every month are written by the readers themselves, in their own words and often including their own photographs and plans. If you would like to contribute an article, or have your layout featured, in the first instance, please send a short synopsis of the proposed article to our general enquiries email address firstname.lastname@example.org, our Contact RM page or by letter to our postal address.Please include your full name, address and contact details with your enquiry.
The editorial team is located at PECO Headquarters in Beer, Seaton, Devon.
Editor & Photographer
Steve has been active in the model railway hobby for over 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, becoming Railway Modeller Editor in 2008 following the retirement of John Brewer. Born in Scarborough, N Yorks, his personal interests include Scottish and northern railway subjects, and when not working, he enjoys hill walking and countryside pursuits.
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!
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.
Originally from South London, Adrian studied at the Plymouth College of Art and began working in graphic design for some of the major publishing houses. Adrian began his employment with PECO in 2002 within the company’s Art Studio, and he was later promoted to Art Director, overseeing editorial design for the two monthly titles, plus many other of the PECO Modellers Library portfolio.
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