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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 Dec 2010

December 2010 – “Edward Thomas”, a classic Hugh Saunders 16mm loco

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By David Pinniger The first Hugh Saunders “Edward Thomas” I saw was one which John Bartlett brought to run on my Ambledown Valley back in 1992. Since then I have seen a few others, notably one which I purchased for Marc Horovitz in 1995 which I ran on the AVR and the Boyn Hill Railway. [...]

1 Nov 2010

November 2010 – My Archangel ‘Taw’

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By Nigel Town The story of this engine is far from straightforward and I made a fair few mistakes on the way. The engine was purchased second hand from an advert in Exchange (now Bulletin). The engine was meths fired with a 2 channel 27 Mhz Sanwa radio control on the regulator and valve gear. [...]

1 Oct 2010

October 2010 – A “Big-Big” Peckett

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By Jon Bryant The Big-Big/Novo range of battery powered, 0 Gauge model railways was a popular basis for inexpensive 16mm NG locos and rolling stock in the early days of the Association. I bought one of the 0-4-0s and looked around for a suitable prototype. I picked one of the Peckett side tanks that used [...]

1 Sep 2010

September 2010 – A different model of “Brick”

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By Dave Watkins Jack Wheldon’s writings in the Railway Modeller first aroused my interest in16mm scale live steam railways. His description of the Archangel “Brick” in 1977 made me long for the day when I might be able to afford such a live steamer (This article was reprinted in SMT 128, May 2009). Archangel models [...]

1 Aug 2010

August 2010 – Mike Morris’s Archangel Double Fairlie

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By Derek Wiggins and Keith Skillicorn Visualise the mid-seventies. Jack Wheldon has just written his milestone article 'Raising the Pressure', and Stewart Browne of Archangel is swamped with orders for his Rheidol and Brick models. He is starting on 'Snowdon Ranger' and 'The Princess', so articulating power bogies is only in its infancy. Stewart decides [...]

1 Jul 2010

July 2010 – Modelling a Hudson style Farm Tractor driven shunter

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By Terry Pearce I was delighted to receive a copy of Andrew Neale’s “Industrial Narrow Gauge Album” with my November SMT, as this is just the sort of book that I scan avidly to give me modelling ideas. So it was no surprise that the lower photo on page 50 of the album caught my [...]

1 Jun 2010

June 2010 – “Miracle” – The Inside Story

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By Ken Best Pssst - Want to know a secret? No doubt, by now, most of you will be familiar with my thirty years old “Super Mamod”, but not many have actually been able to have a close look at what goes on beneath that great blue body. Therefore at the suggestion of our esteemed [...]

1 May 2010

May 2010 – My ‘Guinness’ Loco

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By Bob Bath In April 2009 I bought a copy of Garden Rail while on holiday and found an article on a 7/8" scale Spence Guinness Loco built by Peter Angus Locomotives. I just fell in love with it. There was no way I could, (1) afford it and (2) I wanted one in sixteen [...]

1 Apr 2010

April 2010 – “Lupin” son of “Pooter”, a short story

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By David Pinniger Jack Wheldon’s “Charles Pooter” is one of the iconic 16mm loco designs from the early 1980’s. It was a generic industrial 2 foot gauge 0-4-0T designed to be a controllable and docile pot boiler which did not burn your fingers off like some of the Archangel engines. To this end, Jack designed [...]

1 Mar 2010

March 2010 – The NGG16 Garratt is a big and wonderful machine

2016-05-27T20:47:16+00:00 March 1st, 2010|Model of the Month|Comments Off on March 2010 – The NGG16 Garratt is a big and wonderful machine

By Nigel Town This one was built by John Brittain and is coal fired. It took me a while to get the knack of raising steam. At the time I ordered the engine I went for the safety option and ordered it with both coal and gas firing configurations. The engine came with a coal [...]