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751 Kirton and Trimley John Haward describes the construction of this OO gauge ‘worktop’ layout, which features two stations and the capability for continuous running.

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754 A simple structure from plastic sheet Callum Willcox details the construction of his scratch-built Somerset & Dorset Railway platelayers’ hut, made using styrene sheet.

756 Building a slate wagon in OO9 Chris Ford explores the options for building a narrow gauge slate carrying train.

OCTOBER 2021

WHAT’S ON THE COVER

O C T O B E R 2021

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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

OCTOBER 2021 £4.95

AT THE HEART OF THE HOBBY

VOLUME 72 No 852

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A Western OdysseyThe eventful story behind this extensive GWR system in OO

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743 Adding the rock faces on Edge Hey and Strines Project of the Month Carol Flavin describes how she planned and built a new scenic section for her OO gauge layout featuring some dramatic rock faces.

746 A Western Odyssey Michael Banks’ epic OO gauge layout has unfolded over the period of a decade. Here he reflects on the ups and downs of this retirement project.

757 Comment Opinions and observations from across the field of railway modelling. This month, Julian Andrews discusses building and acquiring models simply for the sheer pleasure of doing so.

758 Readers’ Letters 760 New Product Reviews Our review pages this month include a close look at the new GWR AEC diesel railcar from Heljan in OO, together with new versions of the same company’s model of Lynton & Barnstaple Baldwin Lyn in OO9. Also covered are the N Gauge Society’s Hunslet 0-6-0DH shunter, the FWA container flat wagons in N gauge from Revolution Trains and the DRS-liveried Class 33 from Heljan in OO. We also take a look at the replacement wheelsets for Lima locomotives from Peter’s Spares, new 3D-printed figures from Modelu, rolling road sets from DCC Concepts and scenic accessory kits from Gaugemaster.

766 Book & DVD Reviews 767 News In the news pages this month are a range of announcements from Bachmann/Graham Farish including new Class 47s and sound fitted J72s in OO, plus an InterCity-liveried 50' inspection saloon in N; a brand new Sonic Models Robinson 9N 4-6-2T in OO; a Class 59 in N from Revolution Trains; samples for the Planet Industrials ‘Victory’ class 0-6-0T in OO; and EP samples for the Dapol Class 66 in O gauge.

38a Societies & Clubs A number of ‘live’ events are listed for October, but we would advise potential visitors to contact the event organisers by phone, or check the respective websites, before travelling. Where notified, we have published details of event cancellations.

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