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871 Poppy Lane Terry Kempton created a simple roadside tramway scene in OO gauge as a test-bed for learning new techniques and materials.

874 Making trees – the easy way! Craig Tiley shows you how to get the best out of commercially available plastic tree kits, using the Woodland Scenics example as a guide.

876 An uncoupling aid for tension-locks Craig Tiley used his ingenuity to make a simple paddle, with an old ballpoint pen tube as its handle.

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Southern steam harbourside Beside the sea on the old South Western

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Shell Haven Modelling oil refinery sidings and rail operations

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Aston Cote Through The Railway Room Door in OO

Whatever happened to ... The Sherwood Section of the LMS

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Realtrack Models Class 156 DMU in OO Kernow Model Rail Centre Southern 4-TC in OO Oxford Rail Dean Goods 0-6-0 in OO

Nibley Knoll Freelance OO9 steam age narrow gauge

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852 The Sherwood Section of the LMS ‘Sherwood Gang’ member Philip J Kelley brings this landmark 7mm scale clockwork layout, built under the direction of Norman Eagles, to a new audience.

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856 Nibley Knoll Graham Watling presents this new OO9 layout, with tracks on two levels; an upper shuttle and lower circuit, both serving the eponymous hamlet.

860 Mirror mirror on the wall Les Fordham, Tony Ditchfield and members of Yeovil Model Railway Group pool their advice on seeing hidden trackwork on a layout, eg behind a backscene.

862 Talking Points Topical issues from the world of railway modelling. This month, the RAILWAY MODELLER holidaymaker explores North Wales on the latest model shop safari.

864 A stabling point for Whiteacres The Stafford Railway Circle’s contemporary-period OO gauge layout has been extended; see the layout at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition in November.

866 Aston Cote John Rosse opens his railway room door to reveal this OO gauge Great Western branch line terminus, inspired by (and with scratchbuilt structures from) Fairford.

877 Comment Opinions and observations across the field of railway modelling. This month, John Treays makes the case for railway modelling being an aid to an active retirement.

878 Readers’ Letters 880 Latest Reviews The headline review item this month is the Realtrack Models Class 156 DMU in OO gauge.

888 Book & DVD Reviews 890 News 897 Societies & Clubs The biggest and best guide to the exhibition scene up and down the land.

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