RAILWAY MODELLER JUNE 2020 Vol.71 No.836
On The Rails 2020
Owing to the continuing Coronavirus outbreak, which has suspended operations on all heritage and tourist railways for the time being, we have postponed publication of our On The Rails guide to railway attractions, which is normally published free with the June issue. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further details.
Set in the early LMS period, this 7mm scale layout by Ralph Seymour combines the standard gauge Cambrian and GWR/LNWR lines with the narrow gauge Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, recreating some classic views.
PLAN OF THE MONTH
Grimsby Blundell Park
An ideal town terminus plan, devised and built by Ian Clark. Grimsby Blundell Park depicts a ‘just supposing’ situation in which the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway stopped in the famous fishing port, rather than continue its tracks onto the promenade at Cleethorpes.
The Southern Railway’s distinctive ‘Nouveau’ concrete architecture showed itself at the end of the branch to this Devon resort in the form of a rebuilt structure from the 1930s. Steve Flint and Callum Willcox examine this building, the one-time local station of Railway Modeller, with drawings by Steve Croucher.
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Project of the Month
Change of identity: keen N gauge modeller – and Peco Design Engineer – David Malton added another Dapol Class 50 to his growing collection, and decided to rename and renumber it to prevent it duplicating one already in his extensive fleet – there’s just one problem with the result…
Spotting days at Child Okeford
Having ‘engineered’ a gentle relocation of the famed Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, Tim Hale and friends built this Dorset Central style layout in OO gauge.
New product reviews
The lead review item this month is the new Dapol O gauge model of the classic Great Western 14xx 0-4-2T.
Jamie Warne explains how this award-winning OO9 layout, featuring a complex track formation set amongst sand dunes beside the sea and complete with a scratchbuilt turned wood lighthouse, came to be.
In the news
Hornby shows progress with its project to model the LMS Coronation Scot coaches in OO gauge.
Ken Best fitted a remarkable amount of operational interest into this BR steam era N gauge layout, which measures just 4' x 3'4
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