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1 Mar 2018

March 2018 – A new Station building, but, we apologise for the inconvenience!

2018-02-28T11:16:58+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Model of the Month|4 Comments

By Mike Barton Above: the last train of the day waits outside the new station building on a fine evening. During the process of creating a new station area on my line I envisaged that a Country Station kit from the excellent Pendle Valley Workshop range (I have no connections with the firm) would be [...]

1 Feb 2018

February 2018 – Sir Haydnish

2018-01-25T09:20:15+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Model of the Month|4 Comments

By Bert Coules The Talyllyn's number three Sir Haydn has always seemed to me one of the most delightful and attractive of all narrow gauge locos, possibly because it was the first I ever consciously encountered. True, this was in a photograph rather than real life, and a black and white photograph to boot, but [...]

1 Dec 2017

December 2017 – Coal Fired Mamod

2017-11-30T11:09:30+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Model of the Month|1 Comment

By Vince Sherwood From being first interested in the hobby some 12 years ago, one my first purchases was of a second hand standard meths fired Mamod loco, which gave much fun and entertainment from its unruly manner. Since then a series of other Mamods have been purchased, and modified to tame their behaviour. Following [...]

1 Nov 2017

November 2017 – A 3D Printed Critter

2017-10-29T16:25:25+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Model of the Month|Comments Off on November 2017 – A 3D Printed Critter

By Jason Morgan Everyone has heard of 3D printing: the miracle process that can make any shape. It’s gradually changing the way that manufacturing works (especially rapid prototyping). The question that the world really needs to know though: Can I make a 16mm scale diesel with it? As you can see the answer is yes; [...]