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651 Riverside TMD and more... Nathan Jenkins shows us some more of the layouts he has built during his time in the hobby, including a track laid out of doors.

654 Road surfaces Callum Willcox demonstrates how textured paint, combined with weathering powders can be used to create a simple, but realistic road surface.

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656 Down the garden path A recent BBC news report documenting an Eastbourne man who built a full size railway in his back garden so inspired Adrian Full that he created this 4mm version.

AUGUST 2020

BRITAIN’S No.1

MODELRAILWAYMAGAZINE

AUGUST 2020 £4.8

AUGUST 2020 £4.80

AT THE HEART OF THE HOBBY

VOLUME 71 No 838

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Narrow gauge in the garden in 16mm scale

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Stonebridge Junction Celebrating the railway heritage of South Wales in OO

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Gas Works Row An amusing account of a 4mm micro marvel

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Cover photograph by Craig Tiley

636 Stonebridge Junction A layout reflecting the railway heritage of South Wales, built in OO by members of the Pontypool & Blaenavon Model Railway Club and described by Steve Thomas.

642 LB&SCR Pacific and Baltic tanks Scale Drawings These elegant tank locomotives that were built for the London Brighton & South Coast Railway are described by W G Ascough, with accompanying drawings of the Pacific J Class from the Ian Beattie archive.

646 Shaftesbury Through The Railway Room Door This Dorset town, which has never been rail-served, was the muse for Tim Mount, who built this 4mm scale model in the loft of his house, a location for which he includes some cautionary words.

657 Comment Opinions and observations across the field of railway modelling. This month John Rodway reflects on TV’s The Great Model Railway Challenge and ponders whether layouts that tell an entertaining story could become more than a passing gimmick?

658 Readers’ Letters 660 New Product Reviews Including the Pressed Steel Class 117 DMU from Bachmann Branchline in OO; ScotRail sliding door Mk.III coaches from Hornby in OO; Thompson coaches from Graham Farish (by Bachmann) in N; and a Central Station (CS3) DCC Controller from Märklin.

666 News Including the first EP for the Minerva Class 14DH in O; the postponement of the 2020 Warley show; decorated samples of the Metrovick A class in OO from Irish Railway Models; expanded plans for Mk.II/Mk.IIa stock in O from Heljan; exclusive ‘GW150’ DMUs from Kernow Model Rail Centre in OO; an update on plans for AIMREC – the planned Ashford International Model Railway and Education Centre; polyurethane blue Class 24 from Sutton’s Locomotive Works for 4mm; and much more.

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