889 A first layout by two novices

Peter Brumwell tells how he and his friend John Westwood built their first layout in OO gauge, in a garden shed.

892 Fourdees loco build

Callum Willcox builds a new 4mm scale 3D printed locomotive body kit which utilises the Kato/Peco Small England chassis as the base.

894 Details for depots and lineside

Nigel Adams presents ideas that could be recreated inexpensively to provide layouts with areas of lineside detail.


878 Special workings for Dentdale

Ian Nuttall describes a couple of the more unusual passenger workings on his 4mm scale Settle & Carlisle-themed layout.

882 Talking Points: All change for the Manchester Christmas show

Editor Craig Tiley meets with Philip Sweet of the Manchester Model Railway Society, to discuss some of the challenges faced during the run-up to its traditional Christmas Show after a three-year absence.

884 Handley Wick

Richard Handley built this OO gauge family layout in a specially constructed garden room. It has grown incrementally, but there are major changes ahead.

895 Comment

Opinions and observations across the field of railway modelling. This month, John Rodway suggests that the style of the early model railways with stripped-back scenery and high operation may be worth investigating.

896 Readers’ Letters

898 New Product Reviews

A new manufacturer makes its debut in the ready-to-run arena this month, in the form of Planet Industrials with its OO gauge Kerr, Stuart Victory Class 0-6-0T. In a bumper ten pages of reviews, we also look at the new OO gauge Genesis four- and six-wheeled coaches from Hattons; Ffestiniog Railway quarrymen’s coaches in OO9 and seven-plank wagons in N from Peco; chaldron waggons in OO from Accurascale; new BR Mk.IV trailers and Driving Van Trailer from Hornby; a GWR ‘4500’ 2-6-2T in O from Dapol/Lionheart Trains; and much more…

908 Book & DVD Reviews

910 News