733 A start in the hobby The gift of a train set led Terry Allen to develop a fulfilling and absorbing interest in railway modelling, the result of which is this intensive OO gauge system. Here he describes how he overcame some of the challenges he faced as a newcomer to the hobby.
736 New life for an old model To complement this month’s Scale Drawings feature, Callum Willcox describes how he revitalised a venerable ready-to-run Fowler 2P 4-4-0 in OO. The finished model is destined to perform pilot duties on the author’s S&D layout.
WHAT’S ON THE COVER
O C T O B E R 2022
OCTOBER 2022 £5.30
AT THE HEART OF THE HOBBY
VOLUME 73 No 864
Diesel days around Bristol in N gauge
Making a start in N
A T T H E H E A R T O F T H E H O B B Y
Part 1 of a new step-by-step layout project
V O L U M E 73
Penrthe 2 A moder Cumbrian A Fow for the Breathing ne venerable OO
Penrith in the 21st century A modern take on this Cumbrian main line station A Fowler 2P pilot for the S&D Breathing new life into a venerable OO model
Garrigill A Stockton & Darlington might-have-been in P4
Reviewed inside ...
Brand new Collett Manor in OO Brand new Collett Manor in OO
Brand new Collett Manor in OO New hoppers from Accurascale in OO Bachmann SECR ‘dance hall’ brake in OO
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Cover photography: Steve Flint
726 Talking Points Faced with eviction from their clubrooms and a loss of income from exhibitions, the members of Bodmin & District Model Railway Club pursued some innovative fundraising channels to secure the organisation’s future.
728 Kenningham Dick Yeo takes us for a tour around his recently completed ‘retirement’ layout, set in former Great Eastern Railway territory and modelled in 4mm scale.
739 Comment Opinions and observations across the field of railway modelling. This month, Richard Bardsley extols the virtues of building N gauge wagon kits in bulk.
740 Readers’ Letters 742 New Product Reviews Heading the reviews this month is the brand new Collett Manor 4-6-0 for OO from Dapol; samples of the latest OO gauge hopper releases from Accurascale including HCAs and CDAs; the just-announced SE&CR ‘dance hall’ brake van from Bachmann in OO; shed figures from Modelu; new accessories for OO and N from Osborn’s Models; GWR large Prairie engine crew figures from Masterpiece Models; multiple unit destination boards from Pacific Models; and new statues for OO and N from Harburn Hamlet.
748 News The revealing of new-tooling Class 90 electric locomotives for N gauge is the headline act in the latest set of new model announcements by Bachmann Europe Plc. Also in the news pages this month; new models are planned by Rapido Trains UK in the form of a Class 04 diesel shunter for OO and a J70 tram loco in O, together with fictitious liveries for the manufacturer’s forthcoming Hawksworth ‘1500’ 0-6-0PT and Highland Railway Jones Goods, both in OO; Ellis Clark Trains announces new engineering wagons for release in O gauge; a diesel locomotive is rededicated by a special guest at Pecorama; there are details of a major exhibition being staged by the Gauge 1 Model Railway Association to celebrate its 75th anniversary; and much more.
754 Societies & Clubs Your comprehensive guide to model railway exhibitions and society meetings that are scheduled to take place in the coming weeks and months.
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