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Incorporating GARDEN RAILWAY WORLD Issue 333 May 2022

Publisher: Steve Cole stevec@warnersgroup.co.uk Editor: Phil Parker phil.parker@warnersgroup.co.uk T: 07879 664 383 Design: Ruth Jamieson Advertising: Bev Machin bevm@warnersgroup.co.uk T: 01778 392055 Advertising Designer: Amie Carter amiec@warnersgroup.co.uk Production Eexecutive: Allison Mould 01778 395002 allison.mould@warnersgroup.co.uk Marketing Manager: Carly Dadge carlyd@warnersgroup.co.uk Contributors: Richard Cable, Alan MacFarlane, Malcolm High, Keith Potts, Dave Skertchly, Mark Thatcher Cartoon: Barbara Martin www.warnersgroup.co.uk ©Warners Group Publications plc 2022 All rights reserved. Material is only accepted on the understanding that there are no copyright restrictions. Although every care will be taken, all materials submitted are at the owner’s risk and Warners Group Publications cannot be held responsible for loss or damage however caused. Copyright on all materials in this magazine remains vested in the Authors and Warners Group Publications. Reproduction of the whole or any part is forbidden without relevant permissions. Warners Group Publications and the Editor cannot be held responsible for any error that might occur in text or advertisements. Reliance placed upon the contents of the magazine is entirely at the reader’s own risk.

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AIS IT ART?

rt (Noun): The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

I’ve often pondered whether a model railway can be considered “art”. Mostly with enthusiast friends in the pub, but today I’m inspired by one of our more unusual features. Mysterious street artist Banksy has branched out into model making, donating a building to the Merrivale Model Village. The addition to their scene was a bit of a surprise, but one that has helped the attraction enormously through the pandemic.

If a famous artist producing a building can be considered “art”, presumably Daniel Cousins cracking warehouse on Page 24 deserves the same classification. After all, I certainly appreciate its beauty. Maybe even Dave Skertchly’s ironwork on Page 30 might qualify, although its “beauty” is perhaps an acquired taste!

Beyond this, every month we bring you stunningly attractive layouts, also a form of art to my mind. After all, I’d rather look at these than some of the things you find in galleries! What do you think – is what we do art?

I'm finally catching up on my project backlog. This Birkhill Fireclay Mine Hutch is a delightful multi-media kit from Harecroft. It's just my sort of narrow gauge wagon – small and full of character. The only problem is, I need to some more to make up a train, and it took me four years to get around to this kit!

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CONTENTS

DIARY DATES P23 THE DURANGO AND COLORADO SOUTHERN NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD by Richard Cable P6

WHAT’S STOPPING YOU FROM BUYING A SECOND-HAND LOCO? by Alan MacFarlane P14 MOVING GOODS by Daniel Cousins and Mark Thatcher P24

USING LI-ION CELLS by Malcolm High P16

ANY OLD IRON by Dave Skertchly P30

BANKING THE BANKSY by Mark Thatcher P18 PRODUCT NEWS

P40

LLANGOLLEN GARDEN RAILWAY FESTIVAL by Keith Potts P22

P45

MAILBOX

P50

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