RM MAY 2019 ISSUE Vol.70 No.823
RAILWAY OF THE MONTH
The glory days of the Great Western, modelled in OO by Roger Bradford in a railway room that has gradually filled with extensions and additions to the layout.
PLAN OF THE MONTH
On from Bridport
Modellers have used the planned but never-built main line which would have run west of Dorchester along the English Channel coast towards Exeter since the 1950s, when John Charman built his Mk.I version of Charford.Alec Fry fell under the spell, and began construction of an OO gauge system, presented here as an ingenious plan suitable for any railway location that appeals.
LNER V2 2-6-2
One of Gresley’s finest designs, these highly capable Prairies are described by W G Ascough; drawings from our Ian Beattie archive, updated by Steve Croucher.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Project of the Month
Trees from pan scourers – Rachael Holloway-Reid, a member of the ‘home team’ in Series 1 of The Great Model Railway Challenge, the Fawley Fliers, demonstrates how this economical method of tree-making has encouraged her to continue scenic modelling even after the cameras have stopped rolling.
Inspired by the long-vanished railway along the Yorkshire coast from Scarborough to Middlesbrough, with its characterful iron viaducts across coastal inlets, this N gauge layout was built by Kevin Smith, using an unwanted flush-faced interior door as a baseboard.
The lead review items this month is the brand-new tooling in OO from Hornby.
Queens Street Yard
A small-space shunting layout in O gauge, built as a test piece by Gerald Maher in order to give his
newly-constructed models something to run on.
In the news
Decorated saamples are shown of the forthcoming LBSC Terrier, prodced for the Railway Museum in York and Rails of Sheffield in OO by Dapol.
The Great Model Railway Challenge
Keeping cool undder pressure – Adrian Boots, a member of the Railway Video Division team in Series 1 of The Great Model Railway Challenge, describes the construction of power station cooling towers – to a tight timescale – for the team’s entry into the show’s grand final.
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