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Edited by Barry Norman
Black Lion Crossing
In this account Geoff Kent recalls his thinking behind the planning of this largely goods-only backwater in North Wales, and his aspirations for his EM gauge layout that he started some years ago. Now complete, we have great pleasure in presenting Black Lion Crossing to you, and hope that you enjoy Geoff's attention to detail and fine modelling as much as we do.
A Braithwaite Tank for Aylesbury
A Braithwaite Water Tank stands adjacent to the Aylesbury Town Shed which we featured in MRJ 207, and club member Tim Peacock offered to build a model of it for the Risborough Club's P4 layout. After seeing it at Railex and admiring its delicate delicate and fine supporting structure, we were looking forward to finding out more about its construction.
Book Review: Point Rodding - Prototype and planning notes for modellers
Published by The 2mm Scale Association
Reviewed by Barry Norman
Trevail's Coal Yard at Lower Rose Goods
Photographs and modelling notes by Steve Howe
Beneath the Wires
Electric railways are rarely modelled. The Woodhouse Route has fascinated Alan Whitehouse, and we featured his Mini-MSW in MRJ 138. Recently he has rebuilt, and taken a closer look at modelling the overhead line equipment. In this account he describes the detail improvements he made to reflect the finest of the system. He has achieved this in 2mm timescale, and sets an example to those modelling in larger scales.
When Richard Ellis wrote about 'A Midland Lighter' in MRJ 266, we could see tantalising glimpses of the adjacent yard. This introduced us to his 'Midland in Bristol' diorama, and here he describes how he creates the undulating surfaces and textures of the yard surface, a topic rarely visited in detail, but one that most will face when building a layout
Small Suppliers Forum
CSP Models adds new items to their range of nickel-silver lost-wax castings; Lanarkshire Models releases a 4mm wagon buffer for the re-released Slater's hopper wagon kit, Midland 'heavy' GCR standard and LBSCR bufferstops, chassis kits for BR1 and BR2 tenders, and etched coupling rods for LNER B1, LNER V2 and LNER A1/A3
It was in MRJ 63 that Philip Harvey introduced us to Amberdale. Ambleden is the end of a 4mm scale line that winds itself through Amberdale; it runs through a continuous landscape passing two intermediate stations before arriving at the mill town of Wenley from where it runs 'off stage' to storage, representing the rest of the railway system. Very much in the tradition of the late John Ahern's Madder Valley, it may appear at odds with the timescale ethos of today but his observation and imagination has created a warm and comforting scene that captures the magic of a model railway, a goal we all share.
A Defining Moment
The story behind the development of the new EM gauge track and turnouts from the EM Gauge Society in partnership with Peco
Photographs and brief details of Paul Karau's transport cafe in 4mm scale, created from a modified Bachmann Scenecraft village hall building. Features a Scammell tanker built from Road Transport Images components
From the Neil Corner Collection
Photographs and brief details of a fine LNER N7 tank built by Ken Leeming