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1 Feb 2018

February 2018 – Sir Haydnish

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

1 Jul 2017

July 2017 – A Turbine Loco

2017-06-21T17:12:03+00:00July 1st, 2017|Model of the Month|Comments Off on July 2017 – A Turbine Loco

By Les Breame I will admit straight away, with no conscience , that I am a toy steam boating chap principally! Had circumstances been different forty years ago I might have ended up a steam loco chap instead. But there you are, I make boats and not trains… except for this experimental turbine piece, built [...]

1 Jun 2017

June 2017 – Parracombe Halt

2017-06-01T20:07:35+00:00June 1st, 2017|Model of the Month|2 Comments

By John Ely Our holiday last year was situated near the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, and it was fascinating to see what has become of the buildings along the line. Although Parracombe was the only reasonable conurbation along the line, it only ever had a halt. It was well photographed because it was a regular [...]

1 May 2017

May 2017 – Talyllyn coach 4

2017-04-30T16:41:28+00:00May 1st, 2017|Model of the Month|2 Comments

By Graham Speechley Talyllyn coach No. 4 was built from a "Perfect World" kit during winter 2016/17. Basically the kit comprises the ends, lower sides, bottom, roof, and several bags of precision cut hardwood sticks, all carefully numbered. Waterproof PVA was used throughout, except for fixing the glazing where liquid poly glue was used. [...]