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 Dec 2018

December 2018 – “My Problem, and How I Solved It” – Building a shed

2018-12-01T10:13:38+00:00December 1st, 2018|Model of the Month|Comments Off on December 2018 – “My Problem, and How I Solved It” – Building a shed

By Brian Dominic One problem I’d got with my micro-layout, Slug’s Crossing, was that it’s got a site toilet on it. When you disobey the large label that says “Do NOT under ANY circumstances WHATSOEVER push this button”, the door opens, revealing the occupant, before the door slams shut. The only problem was that I’d [...]

1 Oct 2018

October 2018 – Roundhouse Brown Marshall Disc Signal

2018-10-03T08:56:25+01:00October 1st, 2018|Model of the Month|1 Comment

By Simon Fletcher This all started with a visit to Roundhouse’s open day with a couple of mates, two years ago. I saw the kit, thought “ooh, that’s nice” and bought it. The kit lay about for a few months and then I thought I’d better get on and build it. Straightforward enough… until I looked at the lamp casting. [...]

1 Sep 2018

September 2018 – Ffestiniog Railway 2 ton slate wagons

2018-09-01T18:46:16+01:00September 1st, 2018|Model of the Month|2 Comments

By Andrew Cox Wagons wanted For several years now, I’ve been attempting to recreate some of the flavour of the Welsh Highland Railway in my back garden - the old, struggling, Welsh Highland of the 1920s and 30s. A Roundhouse Russell and Accucraft Baldwin have joined my locomotive fleet, and I’ve built models of the [...]

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 [...]

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