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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 Mar 2009

March 2009 – A new coach for the Mid Derbyshire Light Railway

2016-05-27T21:58:30+01:00March 1st, 2009|Model of the Month|Comments Off on March 2009 – A new coach for the Mid Derbyshire Light Railway

By Brian Dominic It’s taken a long time for the 16mm scale MDLR to catch up with the 4mm scale version of 20 years plus ago. Then, I used the Parkside Dundas VoR bogie coach as my standard passenger stock, amongst some continental stock which also found a home on the line. Now, at long [...]

1 Feb 2009

February 2009 – Talyllyn Railway Kerr Stuart 0-4-2st No 4 ‘Edward Thomas’

2016-05-27T21:59:57+01:00February 1st, 2009|Model of the Month|Comments Off on February 2009 – Talyllyn Railway Kerr Stuart 0-4-2st No 4 ‘Edward Thomas’

By Steve Acton The Prototype Edward Thomas is a Kerr Stuart locomotive built in 1921 for the Corris Railway at a gauge of 2’3”. The Corris originally wanted to order a 4th Falcon for the line, but by the time the order had been placed, the company had ceased producing steam locomotives. She ran for [...]

1 Nov 2008

November/December 2008 – The Mid-Derbyshire Light Railway’s Loco No 11 “SIR SAMUEL”

2016-05-27T22:03:01+01:00November 1st, 2008|Model of the Month|Comments Off on November/December 2008 – The Mid-Derbyshire Light Railway’s Loco No 11 “SIR SAMUEL”

By Brian Dominic The Mid-Derbyshire Light Railway's Loco No 11 "SIR SAMUEL" started life as a standard Roundhouse "Bertie", bought second-hand from a member who had decided to move onto a canal boat (imaginatively named "Wet Dream") and who'd only steamed it once. Here it's seen on test, shortly after acquisition and with only name [...]

1 Oct 2008

October 2008 – A pair of Crackers

2016-05-27T22:08:46+01:00October 1st, 2008|Model of the Month|Comments Off on October 2008 – A pair of Crackers

By Tony Bird Cracker was designed and built by Ernest Glaser and Felix Heufke in 1996 and 6 free drawings are available on the Internet at: http://home.iae.nl/users/summer/16mmngm/Articles_htms/Cracker.htm. Two Crackers have been made.  For the first most of the drawn dimensions were used only being altered to suit the materials available and my construction techniques.  If [...]

1 Sep 2008

September 2008 – NWNGR “Gowrie”

2016-10-12T13:54:03+01:00September 1st, 2008|Model of the Month|Comments Off on September 2008 – NWNGR “Gowrie”

By Nigel Town 16mm Scale for 32mm track Beauty always was in the eyes of the beholder.  Gowrie is no exception.  Gowrie was built by Hunslets' in 1908 for the N.W.N.G.R and has the apparent distinction of being the last Fairlie built for use in the British Isles.  The locomotive was ordered to replace the [...]

1 Aug 2008

August 2008 – Clogher Valley Steam Tractor

2016-10-12T13:54:03+01:00August 1st, 2008|Model of the Month|Comments Off on August 2008 – Clogher Valley Steam Tractor

By Neil Ramsay Clogher Valley Atkinson Walker Steam Tractor Number 8 15mm Scale for 45mm track During the last years of the Clogher Valley Railway  - a 3 foot gauge (mostly) roadside tramway in  Counties  Tyrone, Armagh and Fermanagh, efforts were made to reduce costs to meet road competition. Apart from the introduction of a [...]

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