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Our Photo of the Week and Model of the Month sections are regularly updated with material provided by our members. If you have a photograph that you would like to be considered for Photo of the Week, or a model (not only locomotives) that you would like to write about for a future Model of the Month feature, please contact us at

Recent entries in both sections are shown below – click on the column headings to browse the full archives.

Photo of the Week No. 446

A Larry Cheeseman Darjeeling “D” class Garratt – which paid no attention to the uphill climb. Seen on the Awchit and Cyder Railway. Photo: Laurence Smith.

Photo of the Week No. 445

Double Fairlies seem to be all the rage just now! Colin Porter’s loco (scratchbuilt on Roundhouse bogies) is seen under test. Photo: Colin Porter.

Photo of the Week No. 444

A mixed train of kit-built Brandbright stock on the Northern Heights Railway, a 45mm garden line in North London. The loco is a 30 year old Merlin Mayflower, in almost as-built condition. Photo: George Green.

Photo of the Week No. 443

James Wragsdale’s weathered ‘Little John’ waiting for the signal on the Woodland Light Railway, York. Photo: Matt Temple.

Photo of the Week No. 442

A Brandbright “Peldon”. Photo: Rob Friend.

April 2018 – A Travelling Post Office

By Matt Baker, photos by Scott Manley

Since the Great Central Railway (GCR) began holding an annual model railways event a number of GCR volunteers, myself […]

March 2018 – A new Station building, but, we apologise for the inconvenience!

By Mike Barton

Above: the last train of the day waits outside the new station building on a fine evening.

During the process of creating a new […]

February 2018 – Sir Haydnish

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, […]

January 2018 – The W.H.R. Buffet Car

By David Thompson


Built for the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway in 1893 by Ashbury’s of Manchester, coach No. 10 was built as a 4 door […]

December 2017 – Coal Fired Mamod

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 […]