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Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
Inspired by Llangynog, the terminus of the erstwhile Tanat Valley Light Railway, Mike Lloyd's 7mm finescale layout represents Cambrian Railway practice around 1908. Mike first became acquainted with the TVLR in 1949 whilst employed as a forest worker near Lake Vyrnwy and, although he never travelled on the line, the beauty of the Tanat Valley and the rather ramshackle corrugated iron buildings at the stations impressed themselves upon his memory. When, in the late 1960s, the search was on for a suitable Cambrian prototype upon which to base an '0' gauge layout, The Tanat Valley branch resurrected itself in Mike's mind and Tafalog was born. In his own words Mike describes the rationale behind this unusually realistic 7mm scale layout, and the methods adopted in its construction.
Cambrian/Taff Vale Light Railway
No. 1 Shop: Designing a Chassis for an 0-4-4T
Designing a properly balanced compensated chassis for the Wills SECR 'H' class 0-4-4T.
No. 1 Shop: Tackling Ornate Liveries in 4mm scale
Painting and lining the Wills SECR 'H' class 0-4-4T kit.
No. 1 Shop: Lining on a Knife Edge
Intricate lining can be the bane of the modeller's life. What is left after bow-pens, drawing instruments and tiny brushes have failed? Well, there's the surgical knife – and Andrew Wiles explains how he uses it to operate on paintwork.
No. 1 Shop Review: Spraying with Felt Tips
Letraset airbrush ('Letrajet') that uses felt-tip pens as paint (ink) source.
The Many Faces of the '04'
The class '04' shunter offers a wide range of opportunities for the modeller. Monty Wells looks at its many quirks and oddities, and examines the possibilities in 4mm scale.
Extensive prototype notes, photos and drawings as well as details for building and improving the 4mm scale Vulcan etched brass kit.
Toad Variations in 7mm Scale
Peter Tray describes his detailing of the Webster 0 gauge Great Western brake van kit and some of the modifications possible to produce a few variants.
GWR 517 0-4-2T by Tony Reynalds. SR coaling stage diorama by David Williams.
From the Modeller's Armchair: Whither the EM Trainset
An occasional series in which modellers present for discussion their thoughts on what they consider to be important developments, directions and attitudes within the hobby. In this, the first viewpoint column, Martin Pitt asks...
Small Suppliers Forum
Replica Railways - 4mm modern outline detailing fittings. Woodhead Models - P.O. pressfix transfers. Alan Gibson - takes over 4mm track kit.