Contents May 2023 vol 74 No.871

314 Camden and Kilsby Railway of the Month

Well-known railway photographer John Cooper-Smith takes us on a tour of his mammoth West Coast Main Line layout in EM gauge, incorporating Camden locomotive shed and several other real locations.

324 GWR King 4-6-0 Scale Drawings

To mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, Craig Tiley recounts the history of the Great Western Railway’s flagship express locomotives, with drawings by the late Bob Phelps.

328 Foxwell Lane Micro Marvels

Mike Denwood describes how the purchase of a ready-assembled 5' x 1' baseboard led him to create this compact Network Rail depot and urban scene in OO gauge.

332 A right Royal fleet

As part of our Coronation special issue, Stan Chandler showcases his remarkable fleet of Royal Trains from several railway companies and different periods in 4mm scale.

338 Talking Points

Topical issues from the world of railway modelling. This month, Senior Editor Steve Flint talks to Accurascale Sales & Marketing Director Fran Burke about how the new company is making its mark in the hobby.

340 Copshawholm

Having based his 2mm Finescale, pre-Grouping layout on the Waverley Route location of Newcastleton, Geoff Hodson gave it the old name for this Scottish border town.

346 An industrial branch line Plan of the Month

Graham Nicholas suggests a layout combining open country and an industrial site, suitable for portraying areas such as the South Wales valleys or the North East coalfields.

348 Cefn Bryn Carreg

Having been born in Wales to a former coal miner, Twmos Bayliss was inspired to build this OO9 layout depicting the country’s industrial heritage, with a typical Welsh quarry and narrow gauge line.

352 Creating Maddacombe: part 2

In the second article on the construction of his twin-level OO gauge layout, Mick Clarke explains how he used traditional methods of chicken wire and papier mâché to create the scenery.