RM JULY 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.825
Blair Atholl to Druimuachdar
Known to generations of Highland Railway enginemen simply as ‘The Hill’, this OO gauge recreation of Blair Atholl and environs was modelled by Howard Geddes and set in pre-Grouping and LMS days.
PLAN OF THE MONTH
The Dorset resort was the hub in diesel and electric days of the Southern’s push-pull operations on Weymouth trains, as Ian Stock explains; the layout suggestion is designed for N gauge.
The locos of Crioch
Peter Fletcher assembles his roster of 4mm models representing 14 different Highland Railway classes, including the Drummond-designed Small Ben 4-4-0s, drawings of which are from our Ian Beattie archive.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Project of the Month
Perishable traffic for Dentdale – in the latest in his series looking at freight flows on his late LMS-period Settle & Carlisle layout in OO, Ian Nuttall considers how fruit and suchlike was moved by rail, and describes his varied fleet of vans.
Torridge & Westward Ho! revisited
John Bottomley modified his OO gauge layout from an end-to-end format to a continuous run, and relocated the imaginary rail-served towns to diesel hydraulic country at the end of the 1960s – his favourite period.
The lead review items this month is the all-new tooling GEC Traction Class 90 in OO from Bachmann.
Micro-Marvels: Balornock Goods
In the first of a regular feature on small-space layouts, Ian Rankin shows how he built a modest freight facility set in the Glasgow suburbs – in HO scale
In the news
Heljan announced its plans to produce a brand new Class 45 Peak 1Co-Co1, majoring on the ETH-fitted Class 45/1s, and showed off some CAD work.
Editor Steve Flint reports on the opening of the new Kernow Model Rail Centre shop in Guildford, and ponders how ‘bricks & mortar’ model shops can survive.
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