English Railway Modeller - July 2018

Railway Modeller Vol 69 Issue No. 813



The July 2018 edition of Railway Modeller is out now, packed with inspirational layout features and informative constructional articles, together with all the latest news from around the hobby, reviews of the latest product releases, and our comprehensive exhibition listings. Here's a listing of the contents to whet your appetite – make sure you pick up your copy today!

Railway of the Month
Latterly kept alive by milk traffic, the terminus of the Culm Valley Light Railway in mid-Devon has been modelled in 4mm scale by Chris Lamacraft.

The Hemyock branch
Some historical notes on the prototype inspiration for our Railway of the Month by Tim Rayner, to accompany some newly-added negatives of the line to our collection.

Barnsdale Junction
Husband-and-wife co-operation with a layout isn’t rare, but for this OO project by Julie & Tony Peckham things were different: she called the shots!

Cameos of Dent
Although the trains on Ian Nuttall’s OO recreation of the Settle & Carlisle take centre stage, he presents here a guide to some of the incidental details on his layout.

Wattisham & Combs
Mike Chester gives us a guided tour of this N gauge layout set in East Anglia in diesel and electric days, complete with a sugar beet factory scene.

Using Peco bullhead track in OO – Part 3
Project of the Month
In the concluding instalment of this trilogy on getting the best out of the new Peco code 75 bullhead range of track and pointwork, Craig Tiley tackles the tasks of painting, ballasting and weathering.

Spirit of Swindon – Part 1
Will Heath introduces his grand retirement project – a representation of the heart of the Great Western Railway in N gauge, and set in the 1960s – with an overview of the layout and some of its buildings.

Ridge Lane
A layout in OO9 with a rarely-modelled feature – a zig-zag to gain height – built by Ben Powell to house a collection of industrial locomotives.

An NER-style elevated signal box
Scale Drawings
The North Eastern Railway built distinctive over-track signal boxes along the Newcastle to Carlisle line, and elements of several (chiefly Wylam) were used to create a 1:148 scale replica, as Peter Brown explains.

Talking Points
Topical issues from the world of railway modelling. This month, Peter Corbitt charts the rise and rise of his spare parts business, Peter’s Spares.

Ordinarily, operations on Colin Brown’s LNER-period O gauge layout take place at the terminus in his purpose-built railway room, but come the fine weather and portable extensions, an extra fiddle yard and a couple of gazebos come into play.

Great Swilling
A 4mm scale Gloucestershire backwater on the banks of the River Severn on the former Midland, modelled in BR steam and diesel days by David Burnett.

Coalville Crossing
Plan of the Month
A freight-orientated Midlands scheme employing two decks, recreating the heavy coal traffic which flowed through this unprepossessing Leicestershire town. It was designed by Ian Stock in his preferred N gauge.

Bulverhythe Pier
This OO gauge micro-layout perches on a shelf above a desk in Humphrey Atkinson’s modelling den; it represents a small harbour somewhere along the English Channel coast in the steam age.

Capel Hill
Memories of riding by train through Kent inspired Paul Page to create this small OO gauge layout – and make the fiddle yard scenic too.

A beginner’s tool kit
Craig Tiley suggests a modest collection of implements which will help you get the most out of a modelling project.

Creating an overgrown siding
This feature is a typical aspect of little-used or abandoned sections of railway line. Craig Tiley shows how to replicate this in OO with static grass, using the new Peco Scene Pro Grass Precision Applicator to model a grass-strewn length of track.

Opinions and observations across the field of railway modelling. This month, Peter Osborne encourages the takeup of new skills by acquiring them gradually in small steps, rather than be put off by making a large leap of faith into the unknown.

Readers’ Letters

Latest Reviews
Including this month the museum-quality O gauge Great Western 517 Class 0-4-2T from Lee Marsh Model Co; the Dapol O gauge GWR 64xx and 16T mineral; the retooled Bachmann Class 70/8 in OO; and much more.

Book & DVD Reviews

Including new liveries for the Heljan Lynton & Barnstaple Manning Wardle 2-6-2T in OO9, extra Hornby releases for OO including Peckett 0-4-0STs, and much more. Also the latest news from the Peco group of companies.

Societies & Clubs
The biggest and best guide to the 
exhibition scene up and down 
the country.

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