Model of the Month

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

1 Aug 2018

August 2018 – A Dutch bogie van

2018-07-24T21:55:32+01:00August 1st, 2018|Model of the Month|1 Comment

By Philip Elwin The basis for the model is a comparatively massive 6-wheel standard gauge wagon in the Netherlands Railway Museum at Utrecht. Some English railways would have called the design a ‘road van’ as it provides parcels and guards accommodation, along with a ‘dog box’. The story goes that the passenger department on the [...]

1 Feb 2018

February 2018 – Sir Haydnish

2018-01-25T09:20:15+01:00February 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+01:00December 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+01:00November 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; [...]