Contents December 2021 vol 72 No.854

846 Downborough Railway of the Month Newcomer to the hobby Ian Smith had ambitious plans. Here he describes the ongoing development of this impressive Western Region OO gauge DCC layout.

854 Rainford Plan of the Month Richard Bardsley explores the possibilities of this Lancashire station with a shelf layout for DMU traffic, or an oval design to accommodate modern block trains.

856 West Riding Marine and Stone Malcolm Braim describes the post-show development of the Wakefield Railway Modellers Society OO gauge entry for Channel 5’s The Great Model Railway Challenge.

862 Talking Points Topical issues from the world of railway modelling. This month, Steve Flint catches up with Simon George, creator of a 192' long O gauge model which will be shown at Wakefield’s Market Hall in December.

866 Warphampton James Warpshire created this busy urban station depiction in N gauge to revive fond childhood memories of the late-1980s BR rail scene.

871 The Willoughby Arms Project of the Month Paul Bason constructed a stone-built pub with an unusual railway heritage for his 4mm EM gauge layout using plastic sheet.

876 Building lightweight baseboards Julian Evison needed a lightweight set of baseboards for his O-16.5 layout. Here he explains how he achieved this by using thin plywood and a girder construction.

878 NER 10T ‘birdcage’ brake van Scale Drawings The North Eastern Railway’s V1/1 10T ‘birdcage’ brake van is described by Steve Flint with drawings prepared by Steve Croucher in 4mm and 7mm scales.

880 Blakey Rigg Following the plan based on the NER’s Rosedale Branch published in our Industrial Railways booklet, Paul Greene revealed that he had already built a version in S scale!

885 Locomotives of the East Derbyshire Mineral Railway Mick Payne describes his sizeable fleet of small and unusual locomotives built for use on his extensive EM gauge layout system.