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We love to showcase our members’ work and models in the Model of the Month section. If you have a model (not only locomotives) that you would like to write about for a future month then please contact us at webmaster@16mm.org.uk.

1 Dec 2016

December 2016 – Modifying “Wilberforce”

2016-12-08T09:45:31+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|1 Comment

By Richard Huss “Wilberforce” was the first – and so far the only – steam loco purchased new for the Elmdon Heath Light Railway, where it works alongside a Wrightscale “Wren”, and the rather fantastical vertical-boilered tram loco I described in December 2015. It’s an example of the well-known “Millie” class: popular, reliable, docile – [...]

1 Nov 2016

November 2016 – Two Harecroft wagons

2016-11-19T09:04:51+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on November 2016 – Two Harecroft wagons

By Brian Dominic Harecroft is one of the new suppliers of kits at the less expensive end of the market – as laser cutters and 3D printers have come down in price, it’s become possible to produce kits almost in a home workshop environment. This particular enterprise is run by Matt Nunn, who has been [...]

1 Oct 2016

October 2016 – The Talargoch Tramway coal barge

2016-10-12T13:53:34+00:00 October 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on October 2016 – The Talargoch Tramway coal barge

by Nick Godfrey I had already built a dock - albeit with concrete painted water - and a canal barge from scratch. But a new extension and dock have since been built, with real water. What was needed now was a barge that would float. The first, scratchbuilt barge, carrying general goods, seen at [...]

1 Sep 2016

September 2016 – A Norwegian “Billy”

2016-10-12T13:53:37+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on September 2016 – A Norwegian “Billy”

By Frans van Cuilenborg I just finished my Billy built with the 4 kits from Roundhouse. All in all it is a kit not so difficult a kit and I will recommend it both to newcomers (as I was) and more advanced builders, because it is a very nice loco and it behaves very well. [...]

1 Aug 2016

August 2016 – A Steam Crane Wagon

2016-10-12T13:53:37+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on August 2016 – A Steam Crane Wagon

By Mike Barton The basis for this model started when I purchased some second-hand Accucraft rolling stock. This had been converted to run on 32mm gauge, which suited my line, but the 45mm wheelsets for the rolling stock also came with it. Many of the members of my local area group have 45mm gauge lines [...]

1 Jul 2016

July 2016 – Modifications to a Roundhouse “Charles”

2016-10-12T13:53:37+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on July 2016 – Modifications to a Roundhouse “Charles”

By Philip Hindley I have a particular interest in the Penrhyn Railway because many years ago I had a return trip up the railway in one of the quarrymen's coaches. In the late 1950's to early 1960's much of the school holidays were spent with a like minded school friend exploring the railways of North [...]

1 Jun 2016

June 2016 – Coach J

2016-10-12T13:53:37+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on June 2016 – Coach J

By Brian Dominic Since I built my micro-layout “Flagg Fluorspar” I’ve been on the lookout for kits for small items of rolling stock and locos. There are a fair number of these available at what I would call “pocket money prices” and whilst they all make quite respectable models, most of them will repay a [...]

3 May 2016

May 2016 – The largest 2-foot gauge steam locomotive to operate in North America

2016-10-12T13:53:37+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on May 2016 – The largest 2-foot gauge steam locomotive to operate in North America

Building a 16mm scale model of the largest 2-foot narrow gauge steam locomotive to operate in North America By Ric Collins I have been a 2 - foot narrow gauge railroad enthusiast ever since reading “The Maine Two-Footers” by Linwood Moody, published in 1959. Over time I became interested in many of the 2-foot narrow gauge railways around [...]

1 Apr 2016

April 2016 – Building an Alco 2-6-2T in styrene

2016-10-26T21:33:33+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on April 2016 – Building an Alco 2-6-2T in styrene

By Leslie Tindall I’ve always like narrow gauge and this engine caught my attention when I rode behind it on the Froissy-Cappy-Dompierre line in France (the engine has since moved on from this location). 100 were built in the USA in 1917 for the British Army in France. I had seen the plans for this [...]

1 Mar 2016

March 2016 – The ‘Hornet’, a scratch built shunter

2016-10-12T13:53:38+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on March 2016 – The ‘Hornet’, a scratch built shunter

By John Stephen   In early 2015 I was looking for something simple to build as practice for the skills needed to attempt a bigger project I had in mind. Searching the internet I came across a German narrow gauge loco that looked interesting; it had a simple body shape plus a jack shaft,cranks and [...]