369 Spriggs Lane

John Hayes was encouraged to revive his childhood interest in model railways after his wife and friends contributed towards a layout as a birthday gift.

372 Customising a plastic wagon kit

Mike Baker shows how he adapted the O gauge Parkside Models GWR six-wheel Toad brake van kit to make it suitable for the BR period of his layout.

354 Ventilated van variations

Ian Nuttall describes a selection of the ventilated vans that he has modelled over the last 50 years for his Settle & Carlisle-themed layout in 4mm scale.

359 Swindon Works in the 1980s

Memories of photographic trips to the Western Region engineering headquarters led Daryl Barnes to create this 7mm scale diorama.

364 Killybegs Through the Railway Room Door

Chris Romain describes how he modelled – largely from scratch – this 3' gauge County Donegal Railway terminus station in 10mm scale.

374 Readers’ Letters

376 New Product Reviews

Leading the reviews this month are the British Rail Class 43 High Speed Train and Mk.III coaches from new tooling in OO by Hornby. We also look at the Accurascale Caledonian Sleeper Mk.V coaches in OO; Thompson full brake coaches in O by Darstaed for Ellis Clark Trains; the LNER A4 Pacific and Settle & Carlisle structures in TT:120, and magnetic couplings in OO, from Hornby; and new Great Western Railway Iron Mink vans, Diagram O21 four-plank wagons and the BR continental ferry van in OO by Rapido Trains UK.

384 Book Reviews

385 Win an Accurascale train

You could win an Accurascale Class 92 electric locomotive and Caledonian Sleeper train pack worth more than £350.00.

386 News

Senior Editor Steve Flint reports from this year’s Model Rail Scotland show in Glasgow; Accurascale announces J67/J68/J69 0-6-0Ts in OO; Class 33s and china clay hoppers are the latest exclusive models for Kernow; previews of O gauge and N gauge exhibitions in May; Peco produces OO9 coach and N gauge wagon to mark His Majesty’s Coronation; Rapido Trains UK to model Metropolitan Railway 0-4-4T No.1 in OO; announcements from Dapol in three major scales, including a new GWR autocoach in OO; the National Collection Class 31 from Locomotion Models and Accurascale; and much more…