Issue 146 2003 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
Remote from likely sources of traffic, winding its way through the middle of nowhere, the Kent & East Sussex had and has an appeal all of its own. Stephen Hannington brilliantly captures the feel of a railway that, by the late 1920s, was down-at-heel, run on a shoestring and yet plainly loved by its employees.
The Science of Numbers
You wouldn't model a locomotive with an incorrect number, so why not make sure your road vehicles also carry an accurate set of plates? Geoff Kent explains how the old system of registratin marks used to work.
Trackbuilding - Q&A
Question and answer session with Norman Solomon
Norman Whitnall 1923-2003
A Gresley One-off
Bob Merry takes a razor saw to a Martin Finney A4 and comes up with a stunning 7mm model of the rebuilt W1.
The Instand Wagon Fleet
Modelling in EM or P4 needn't call for handbuilt stock. Mick Moore finds the RTR market provides a quick, painless way of getting his coal trains moving.
Bob Haskins shows how to avoid U-shaped wheels.
The whole place, we imagine, has long since been bull-dozed to make way for a chic marina or heritage centre. But the dockside setting of this compact EM layout by Peter Johnson recalls the workaday sediness of the immediate post-steam period. Weed-strewn and quietly rusting into oblivion, Canada Road is a gentle masterpiece of observation, mirroring the dying embers of one era and the uneasy birth of another.