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Incorporating GARDEN RAILWAY WORLD Issue 337 September 2022

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HARD WORK PAYS OFF

Last month, you found me moaning that I’d been working hard at the NGRS, building a layout. However, my efforts pale into insignificance compared to those of Pavel Ponížil for our main feature this month. When I saw his work on Instagram, I knew I wanted to bring it to you on these pages. Fortunately, Pavel takes a good photo as he’s based in the Czech Republic, so sadly, I couldn’t nip over and take a look. What I hadn’t expected to discover was that all the amazing structures are build stoneby-stone. Each viaduct takes a year, and his

workmanship is truly amazing. How do you build something so neat and square? I’m sure that would defeat me, although, in the back of my mind, I’d love to have a go!

No time for that though, as next month we start a major build, an Accucraft Peckett live steam kit. Now, I’m far from an expert in steam, so it was handy that, at the recent Garden Railway Specialists Birthday celebrations, Mark from the team was able to talk me through the process of raising steam, and we’ve filmed it for you to enjoy. Visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJGMXiupbQc

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It’s not just the viaducts that are stunning on Pavel’s layout, this tunnel mouth is beautiful too!

CONTENTS

MAILBOX P34 A RHB NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY, IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC by Pavel Ponížil P6

CLARA by Craig Shepherd P14

P35

DIARY DATES

A RADIOCONTROLLED INSPECTION RAILCAR by Ben Bucki P42 REVERSING BERTIE by Dave Clark P17

A MODULAR GARDEN RAILWAY by Bill Piner P20 PRODUCT NEWS

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GOOD THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES by Mark Thatcher P24

THE TROUBLE WITH TREES by Dave Skertchly P30

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