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The August 2022 Issue of Railway Modeller
RAILWAY MODELLER August 2022 Vol.73 No.862
RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
North West steam in the garden
Having dreamt for many years of one day recreating his childhood memories in O gauge. Peter Holland built this large twin-level system with outdoor running.
PLAN OF THE MONTH
Chris Ford outlines the history of this passing station on the former East Lancashire Railway route north of Manchester.
The Lancashire & Yorkshire 'Dreadnought' 4-6-0s
This month we present one of the company's most imposing locomotive designs, drawn and described by the late Ian Beattie.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
North West steam in the garden
Having dreamt for many years of one day recreating his childhood memories in O gauge, Peter Holland built this large twin-level system with outdoor running.
Walking holidays inspired Andy Cooper to switch to modelling the Scottish Highlands and build a might-have-been Callander and Oban branch in 4mm scale.
New product reviews
Including the new Graham Farish Class 319 EMU in N, Accurascale MGR hoppers in OO and Peco Bullhead slips and plain crossing in OO.
Rhapsody in blue
Attracted to the striking British Railway experimental blue livery schemes, Sacha Case set about creating a collection of examples in miniature by repainting ready-to-run models.
After years of modelling OO9, Graham Watling decided to make the ove to 7mm scale. The result is this Yorkshire-based exhibition piece on 9mm gauge track.
TT:120 Country Station Building
Callum Willcox constructs the new TT:120 scale Country Station Building kit from Peco, based on the surviving GWR example at West Bay.
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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: 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, Devon.
Editor & 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.
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.
Toby has spent almost his entire working life in the hobby, firstly by renumbering and weathering locomotives at The Model Centre, then becoming a railway journalist for ten years before joining the RM team. It all started at the age of nine, when he lived in Lyme Regis and became interested in its branch line. He became a Class 37 enthusiast while at Cardiff University and trained as a fireman on GWR engines, but his special interest is the LMS. Outside work, he is a volunteer with the groups restoring ‘Black Fives’ Nos.45163 and 45293.
Born in Brighton, Chris left school at 15 and initially found his vocation in the music business working across a 40-year period with artists as diverse as Jerry Hall and the Beverly Sisters. He took up railway modelling as a hobby and went on to build layouts in a variety of scales and gauges, writing about them in his jaunty style for the pages of Railway Modeller since 1999. He joined the production team full time in 2020 as content editor and creator.
Born in Bath 1994, Callum was bitten by the railway, after being shown his Grandfather's loft railway at very young age. Over the years his passion for the hobby and railways in general has flourished, creating and displaying multiple exhibition layouts, as well as taking part in series 1 of Channel 5's Great Model Railway Challenge in 2018. Special interests include the railways of the First World War and the Somerset & Dorset, with regular videos and updates on his YouTube channel SDJR7F88.
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.
Continental Modeller Editor
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 band.
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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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