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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 Jun 2016

June 2016 – Coach J

2016-10-12T13:53:37+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on June 2016 – Coach J

By Brian Dominic Since I built my micro-layout “Flagg Fluorspar” I’ve been on the lookout for kits for small items of rolling stock and locos. There are a fair number of these available at what I would call “pocket money prices” and whilst they all make quite respectable models, most of them will repay a [...]

3 May 2016

May 2016 – The largest 2-foot gauge steam locomotive to operate in North America

2016-10-12T13:53:37+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on May 2016 – The largest 2-foot gauge steam locomotive to operate in North America

Building a 16mm scale model of the largest 2-foot narrow gauge steam locomotive to operate in North America By Ric Collins I have been a 2 - foot narrow gauge railroad enthusiast ever since reading “The Maine Two-Footers” by Linwood Moody, published in 1959. Over time I became interested in many of the 2-foot narrow gauge railways around [...]

1 Apr 2016

April 2016 – Building an Alco 2-6-2T in styrene

2016-10-26T21:33:33+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on April 2016 – Building an Alco 2-6-2T in styrene

By Leslie Tindall I’ve always like narrow gauge and this engine caught my attention when I rode behind it on the Froissy-Cappy-Dompierre line in France (the engine has since moved on from this location). 100 were built in the USA in 1917 for the British Army in France. I had seen the plans for this [...]

1 Mar 2016

March 2016 – The ‘Hornet’, a scratch built shunter

2016-10-12T13:53:38+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on March 2016 – The ‘Hornet’, a scratch built shunter

By John Stephen   In early 2015 I was looking for something simple to build as practice for the skills needed to attempt a bigger project I had in mind. Searching the internet I came across a German narrow gauge loco that looked interesting; it had a simple body shape plus a jack shaft,cranks and [...]

1 Feb 2016

February 2016 – LVLR Garratt No. 4

2016-10-12T13:53:40+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on February 2016 – LVLR Garratt No. 4

Described by Jason Morgan With all the excitement of Roundhouse’s Darjeeling “D” class Garratt going around recently; I thought I’d share with you a story about one of my father’s first scratch built locomotives: The Morgan Locomotive Company Number 4. To fully appreciate what a remarkable locomotive this is, we’d have to go back to [...]

1 Jan 2016

January 2016 – North Claire Railway railbus project

2016-10-12T13:53:40+00:00 January 1st, 2016|Model of the Month|Comments Off on January 2016 – North Claire Railway railbus project

By Paul Humphries The fiction Long serving members may remember the original NCR collaboration with the neighbouring Coquet Valley Railway to build a single car 4 wheel railbus (Photo 1). Each company produced a vehicle to the same design that could couple and run in multiple across both companies metals. When the CVR ceased operations some [...]

1 Dec 2015

December 2015 – A vertical-boilered tram loco

2016-10-12T13:53:40+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Model of the Month|Comments Off on December 2015 – A vertical-boilered tram loco

Described by Richard Huss Lurking in my loco cupboard is this rather unusual vertical boilered, tram-style locomotive. It isn’t actually part of my own fleet, but has been kindly placed on loan to my Elmdon Heath Light Railway by the owners, who do not have a garden railway of their own at present. Pausing [...]

1 Nov 2015

November 2015 – SLR No. 85, Take Two

2016-10-26T21:27:07+00:00 November 1st, 2015|Model of the Month|Comments Off on November 2015 – SLR No. 85, Take Two

By Alan Regan My Merlin W&LLR #14 (SLR #85) appeared as Model of the Month in September 2009. I put the loco on the Heritage stand at the National Garden Railway Show in Peterborough 2014, along with a description of what I planned next. The changes described below were completed later that year, but it [...]

1 Oct 2015

October 2015 – A Swift Sixteen Bogie Brake Coach

2016-10-12T13:53:43+00:00 October 1st, 2015|Model of the Month|Comments Off on October 2015 – A Swift Sixteen Bogie Brake Coach

By Simon Hill The completed coach. Being relatively new to 16mm modelling, and needing some coaches for my new Roundhouse “Karen”, the Swift Sixteen range of coaches caught my eye. Being of no particular prototype fitted my requirements, and with a total cost of £80 complete, certainly good value. I've worked in resin quite a [...]

1 Sep 2015

September 2015 – Two cheap wagons

2016-10-12T13:53:43+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Model of the Month|Comments Off on September 2015 – Two cheap wagons

By Brian Dominic The varnished Jurassic wagon. When you get into cheap ‘n cheerful modelling, you tend to look very carefully at the cheaper rolling stock kits: you wouldn’t really want to have a wagon in a rake that’s cost more than the loco! You sometimes have to look very carefully and wander down some [...]