December 2017

See 'The Worlds End' on the FREE DVD + we have 4 great layouts, 7 step-by-step practical articles & 4 in-depth loco reviews in this month's magazine ... Read More >>

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On this month’s DVD

See ‘The Worlds End’ in action

Discover how laser-cut kits are made in a garden shed

We take a diesel cab ride on The Severn Valley

Michael Russell on what make a great diorama




The Worlds End (OO) – a fine depiction of Knaresborough, complete with its tubular pub

Woodmores Scrapyard (OO) – Michael Russell updates a scene that evokes the final days of many cherished and iconic locomotives

 Ballyconnell Road (15.75mm) – With its unusual gauge and a circular construction, this Irish layout is a great ‘craic’ by any measure

Burntisland 1883 (P4) – The strict rules of a competition inspire a journey into local history and this fabulous Firth of Forth layout



Build an overgrown fence

Install TTS sound

Cake Box Challenge – Phil Parker shows you what’s possible!

Paint a derelict shed

Realistic weathering of a budget Hornby locomotive

How to repair your scenery

Model a scrapyard locomotive



Trade News

New Models from Hornby, Bachmann & Graham Farish

New Gear – kits, figures, posters and scenery

New Books

Reviewed: Kernow’s GWR 1361 Class 0-6-0ST

Reviewed: Heljan Class 05

Reviewed: Kernow’s LSWR ‘Gate Stock’ Coach Pack

Reviewed: Graham Farish 1Co-Co1 Class 40



Andy York & Phil Parker share their Christmas dreams

How items are cast

Railway Steamers

Tail Lamp by Traction editor Stephen Rabone