RAILWAY MODELLER MARCH 2020 Vol.71 No.833
Kit construction for beginners
Our latest in the line of handy Shows You How booklets is a 16-page guide to building kits in card, plastic and mixed-media formats, plus painting and weathering.
The Helford Valley Railway
This Cornish narrow gauge railway had its headquarters at Gweek, and carried tourists and oysters for years. It has been modelled in O-16.5 by Steve Howe.
PLAN OF THE MONTH
Elgin East in N
Ian Stock presents a north-east Scottish prototype which can make use of the Deane-type layout concept to achieve a successful result in model form.
Jim Hay surveys this station – one of only two the North Eastern wholly owned in Scotland – which made an end-on junction with the North British route to Kelso.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Project of the Month
Simulating flaking paint and rust in O – Callum Willcox shows you how a mix of thinners and weathering powders can bring effective results, using a ready-to-run 16T mineral wagon collection as a basis.
China clay operations and much more in the Duchy of Cornwall in the Sectorisation period of the 1980s and 1990s in OO gauge, modelled by Nick Warren.
New product reviews
The lead review item this month is the brand new Class 158 Express Sprinter in OO from Bachmann. See it in action on our website – bit.ly/Bachmann158
A fascination for all things Great Eastern led Nigel Thomas to take Brightlingsea as a basis for this layout in N, complete with scratchbuilt swing bridges.
In the news
There's the details of the 2020 Peco new product programme in this issue, plus a report from the Toy Fair at Olympia, including the new cast metal-body Duchess from Hornby – and much more.
Micro-Marvels – the small layout gallery
Pawson's Prize Winning Pickles – Kevin Smith demonstrates that a small space does not dictate a small scale, with this O gauge shunting layout, built on an interior door as a baseboard.
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