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Edited by Gerry Beale
Small Suppliers Forum
Wizard Models range of parts enabling servo operation of signals and points; HMRS 7mm Harrison and Camm of Rotherham 7-plank open resin wagon body and build plates; Tom Mallard 4mm scale pre-grouping crew members (6 figures); Mike Sampson 4mm scale Manning Wardle building aid etches; Cambrian Models 4mm kits for BR Sturgeon ballast/sleeper wagon (with or without side doors);
The Schull and Skibbereen Railway in 6mm Scale
Roger Bird introduces his model of this Irish byway
Roger's model of the 3ft gauge Schull and Skibbereen Railway in West Cork is truly unique. Not only does his work represent a very rarely modelled prototype but it has been done to the unusual scale of 6mm to 1ft.
Tie Bars for King's Cross
Bob How describes how he arranges turnout operation on his large S4 model of King's Cross
RTR GWR Hawksworth Stock
Gerry Beale looks at the acclaimed Hornby Hawksworth coaches and upgrades a composite using Masokits etched parts.
RTR GWR Horsebox
Gerry Beale converts the new Hornby GWR horsebox to EM gauge
GWR Cast-Iron Locomotive Numberplates
Gerry Beale provides a history of cast-iron numberplates used on GWR locomotives starting some time after the First World War
Updated kit-built model of ex-LNWR 7F 0-8-0 freight engine
Built by Morgan Gilbert
New Kit for GWR Mink
Gerry Beale builds the latest 4mm kit from Parkside Dundas
GWR Heavy Freight 2-8-0
Notes and illustrations on converting to P4 and upgrading heavy freight 2-8-0s from Hornby and Bachmann.
Sid Stubbs C.Eng, MIMech.E 1919-2012
LNWR Timber Trolley
Peter Squibb enjoys a challenge and here he relates the tale of a tricky scratchbuild in P4.
Bradfield Gloucester Square
We may call it operation but running a layout in a 'railway-like manner' is what interests John Elliott. Through his words he has presented a narrative behind his thinking, and introduces us to this topic in an inspired and enthused way. However, that is not all there is to Bradfield Gloucester Square, as it captures the essence of an everyday scene that most of us remember. The scene is set in 1962.
[PHOTOS] 'The Christmas Tree' Signal
2 photos of a 4mm model of the 6-armed signal that stood near the signal box at Henley-on-Thames and known locally as the 'Christmas Tree Signal'