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 Nov 2009

November 2009 – Mrs P’s Teas

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By Steve Pickthall The origin of Mrs Ps Teas was seeing a review of Rob Bennett’s tea van kit in one of the garden railway magazines. I like to build small scenes into the railway to provide focal points, and the 12 inch to the foot Mrs P liked the idea of being in charge [...]

1 Oct 2009

October 2009 – Steamcraft ‘Linda’ – circa 1980

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By Keith Skillicorn Steamcraft’s Linda was conceived by David Taylor to expand his range of live steam locomotives in 16mm scale. The first was Mountaineer from the Ffestiniog, an ugly but powerful machine. Though it was quite popular with the G scale fraternity at the time. Linda was a little different however. Quite near scale, [...]

1 Sep 2009

September 2009 – Alan Regan’s Merlin ‘SLR No. 85’

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By Alan Regan Our Web Master, Tim Gregson, invited me to describe the evolution of my Merlin W&LLR #14 (SLR #85), which appeared on the web site as Weekly Photo Number 24 some weeks ago.  I bought the loco at least 18 years ago, when Wendy Davies was running Merlin Locos.  I knew it was [...]

1 Aug 2009

August 2009 – John Wenlock’s Roundhouse ‘Lady Anne’

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By John Wenlock Whilst Roundhouse Engineering started their production life with the Victoria tram engine, they quickly introduced a more mainstream generic range in the shape of Lady Anne and Dylan.  These were both twin cylinder, meths fired 0-4-0 models, with slip eccentric valve gear, Lady Anne being side tank and Dylan saddle.  You could [...]

1 Jul 2009

July 2009 – A snowplough for the summer

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By Stacey Baker Reality (sort of) The White Flower Valley Railway is located in Perth Western Australia and is the state’s premier narrow gauge railway. The management felt that the line, as a major part of Perth’s infrastructure, had a responsibility to its passengers and share holders to ensure services would continue no matter what. [...]

1 Jun 2009

June 2009 – Keith and Derek’s Gosling GVT’s

2016-05-27T21:10:33+01:00June 1st, 2009|Model of the Month|Comments Off on June 2009 – Keith and Derek’s Gosling GVT’s

By Keith Skillicorn and Derek Wiggins Robin Gosling was one of the very first producers of models for 16mm modellers, starting in the late '70s.  He only produced the GVT tram, the Festiniog 'The Prince' in early side tank and tender form, and a Mills class chassis for you to add your own bodywork.  Robin's [...]

1 May 2009

May 2009 – “Isibutu”

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By Keith Bucklitch "Isibutu" was built by Messrs. Bagnalls of Stafford as one of a batch of ten locos built for the Tongaat Sugar Co, of Natal, South Africa in 1929.  Latterly she was transferred to the Sezela Sugar Estate in Natal where for a period she (he) bore the name "Robert Armstrong". The loco [...]

1 Apr 2009

April 2009 – A touch of “DeWintonitus”

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By Bob Bath You may have seen a previous Model of the Month of mine in January where I made mention of a De Winton, to which Tim asked me to write this piece. There have been many De Winton's built to the excellent design of Dave Watkins and there are probably  as many variations [...]

1 Mar 2009

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

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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 [...]

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