Model of the Month

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1 May 2023

May 2023 – Warnham Brickworks Tipper

2023-05-01T11:20:20+01:00May 1st, 2023|Model of the Month|Comments Off on May 2023 – Warnham Brickworks Tipper

Manchester or Ship wagon By Peter Dawes This model is based on a September 1965 article in The Industrial Railway Record No.7. The drawing is small and the article short. I have not included any attempt at the rope hauling gear. The body and non hinged straps are made of styrene. The hinged straps [...]

5 Mar 2023

March 2023 – Scratch-built tram carriages to match Regner “Paul”

2023-03-04T21:25:12+00:00March 5th, 2023|Model of the Month|Comments Off on March 2023 – Scratch-built tram carriages to match Regner “Paul”

By Alan Hodgson Tram engines in their many forms have fascinated me for a long time and when Regner released their model “Paul”, I had to buy one.  I searched, without success, for kit carriages that (in my opinion) matched the style and scale of the delightful “Paul”,  hence this attempt to make a [...]

1 Jun 2022

June 2022 – Building the “Arthur Koppel” Railcar in 7/8ths

2022-06-01T18:29:32+01:00June 1st, 2022|Model of the Month|2 Comments

By Gerd Neumann While browsing some narrow gauge photo-sites came across a very neat electric loco/railcar running on 2ft/60cm track. Most electric railcars need an overhead wire to get their power and look quite "lost" to my eyes when running without. When the prototype of my model was rebuilt, a large battery box was included, [...]

5 Nov 2021

November 2021 – Building a pair of IP Engineering Tal-y-llyn Railway 2-Bar Slate Wagons

2021-11-05T15:56:37+00:00November 5th, 2021|Model of the Month|1 Comment

By Mike Barton Above: “Dolgoch” shunting slate wagons on a damp November afternoon. Compare to this 1941 photo by W.A. Camwell. I recently built two IP Tal-y-llyn slate wagon kits, but made a few modifications during the build that may be of interest to others, and these are outlined below. The kits are very nicely [...]

5 May 2021

May 2021 – Adding DCC control and detail to a Baguley Drewery diesel locomotive

2021-05-05T10:52:32+01:00May 5th, 2021|Model of the Month|Comments Off on May 2021 – Adding DCC control and detail to a Baguley Drewery diesel locomotive

By Michael Belham I recently purchased an Accucraft Baguley Drewery diesel locomotive for use on my 16mm scale layout. I am basing my layout on Llanuwchllyn station, home of the Bala Lake Railway. As such my locomotives will be used in a “preserved” railway setting. The closest actual locomotive to the model appears to be [...]

3 Apr 2021

April 2021 – Exeter Station

2021-04-03T07:48:33+01:00April 3rd, 2021|Model of the Month|4 Comments

By John Pearce This is a scratch built replica model in 16mm scale of “Exeter” station, that was part of my previous Gibbergunyah Railway that I completed in 1995. The actual station is on the main Southern line between Sydney and Melbourne, and is heritage listed. The prototype Exeter station. The overall length of [...]

3 Mar 2021

March 2021 – Cask Wagon

2021-03-02T20:49:25+00:00March 3rd, 2021|Model of the Month|2 Comments

By Philip Elwin Containers on the Kirschtal Bahn? Well almost, this low side wagon with removable casks has been added to the commercial fleet to deal with new business. Recently a local distillery approached the railway with a proposal to ship cherry brandy (Kirsch) in bulk. This had been a regular traffic during the great [...]

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