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505 Boyne Hill Ken Lavey took the option of the garden shed for his EM gauge GWR layout and fitted a slice of Oxfordshire secondary line into a 10' x 8' space.

508 Customising a card structure kit Callum Willcox shows how to enhance a Metcalfe card kit to create your own personalised corner pub in 4mm scale.

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A T T H E H E A R T O F T H E H O B B Y

BRITAIN’S No.1

MODELRAILWAYMAGAZINE

JULY 2022 £5.30

AT THE HEART OF THE HOBBY

VOLUME 73 No 861

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494 Norman Colliery With careful attention to detail and almost all of its buildings constructed from scratch, Geoff Brain’s O gauge layout recreates a run-down colliery system.

500 Return to Downborough A closer look at Ian Smith’s OO gauge BR Western layout, previously featured in the December 2021 issue, revealing some of its construction methods.

511 Comment Opinions and observations across the field of railway modelling. This month, Patrick Collins asks whether traditional modelling skills are dying out.

512 Readers’ Letters 514 New Product Reviews Two generations of East Coast Main Line express power from Hornby are the highlights of this month’s new models: the Class 91 electric and the LNER A1 4-6-2, both from new tooling. Also reviewed are Maunsell dining saloons by Hornby, O gauge LNER Thompson coaches by Darstaed and BR Presflo cement wagons from Ellis Clark Trains, OO gauge Code 100 concrete- sleepered track from new tooling by Peco, and a weathered Class 56 diesel in O gauge from Heljan.

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522 News We bring you full details of Peco’s new range of track, buildings and lineside accessories in TT:120, and further plans for this all-new scale, plus additions to the OO gauge range of bullhead track. New sound-fitted locomotives are the highlight of the Summer 2022 announcements from Bachmann; Lionheart Trains is to produce a ready-to-run BR Standard 3MT 2-6-2T in O gauge; and Dapol reveals new Southern Railway-design semaphore signals in O gauge, together with new liveries for its O gauge Class 08 diesel shunter and N gauge Grampus ballast wagons. Also in N gauge, Leicester Modellers are making R-T-R Class 85 electrics, and Kernow is offering a limited edition of the Class 28 Co-Bo from Rapido Trains UK. Osborn’s Models and Tramfabriek have found two very different ways to mark HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee; a model show is planned for the centenary of the world’s oldest electric pier railway; and much, much more...

529 Societies & Clubs The biggest and best guide to the exhibition scene.

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