JUNE 2021 CONTENTS Your Cover
LAYOUTS 26 LLANIDRIS (O)
REVIEW: NEW HORNBY A2/3
BUILD A WORKSHOP SCENE… BUILD A WORKSHOP SCENE…
we show you how! we show you how!
IN THIS RE-IMAGINED CORRIS RAILWAY ROUTE IN THIS RE-IMAGINED CORRIS RAILWAY ROUTE MATIC LANDSCAPE OF MID-WALES CA MATIC LANDSCAPE OF MID-WALES CA GREEN HEART GREEN HEART
THE DRAMATIC LANDSCAPE OF MID-WALES CAPTURED
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Through mountainous mists, under overcast skies, this interpretation of a would-be railway in decline paints a more workaday vision of Wales. 56 WAYMOUTH (OO)
For Dan Evason, prototype fidelity wasn’t mandatory for great enjoyment, as his coastalthemed layout inspired by online archive footage demonstrates. 76 PONT-Y-DULAIS (OO)
A no-nonsense, simple-to-operate layout has great benefits for short running sessions, yet can remain evocative of an era no more. James Hilton explains.
PRACTICAL BRM 38 HOW TO BUILD A WORKSHOP SCENE
72 HOW TO BUILD A CANAL LOCK KIT
JS Models’ latest kit of a rarely-modelled, yet eyecatching waterway feature is an accessible layout addition for beginners, as Phil Parker uncovers. 82 HOW TO IMPROVE A COLES CRANE
Michael Russell adapts Corgi’s model of this workhorse for the loading of heavy goods into a rail-mounted variant. 88 ALTERING HORNBY’S A2
With a desire for customisation, Tony Wright changes the identities of Hornby’s new Thompson Pacific locomotives, with guidance on suitable class members. 94 HOW TO ASSEMBLE MINIATURE SIGNALS
Recently due an eye test, Howard Smith provided a visual test of his own with the assembly of these small 2mm:1ft scale signals from N Scale Brass.
AMAZING LAYOUTS LLANIDRIS (O) WAYMOUTH (OO) PONT-Y-DULAIS (OO)
EXPERT ADVICE • Construct a Coles Crane • How to build your own canal kit • Top tips for wiring reliability • N gauge signal construction • Modelling freight-only branch lines • Enhancing the Hornby A2/2 and A2/3
Jamie Warne shares methods for creating this freelance corrugated metal shed and workshop diorama, as commonly seen harbouring smaller industries. 66 WIRING FOR RELIABILITY
Here to keep your layout’s ‘veins’ in good order, Paul Moss shares techniques applicable to layouts of all scales and sizes, for successful future operation.
PRODUCTS & FEATURES 24 LATEST NEWS
A round-up of the latest headlines from the model railway world this month. 48 HEYWOOD: PROTOTYPE WITH POTENTIAL
For wagon enthusiasts, few locations offer greater opportunity to display a rolling stock collection than a wagon works. David Ratcliffe presents his idea.