June 2017

+ FREE DVD showing Vale of Oxbury (N gauge) in action, we weather diecast vehicles and test the ultimate in DCC Sound! ... Read More >>

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Watch... Vale of Oxbury (N) in action
See us... weather diecast vehicles
We test... the ultimate in DCC Sound
 
 
LAYOUTS
Vale of Oxbury (N) - A day out in the Oxfordshire countryside is perfectly captured in this mid-60s scene.
Woodlands Brewery (O) - As a graphic designer, David Carr already has a great eye for detail.
Rumbling Bridge (OO) - Aptly named, this Scottish themed layout has been a long time coming. 
Rolleston On Dove (EM) - This community-spirited diorama was built to mark one hundred years of a Staffordshire village railway station.

PRACTICAL BRM
Painting laser-cut brickwork - His usual techniques don't work, but Phil Parker finds a workaround for painting laser-cut bricks.
A wagon-load of beer barrels - Phil Parker's fondness for a brew  is only outshone by his appetite for modelling. Here, he manages to combine both.
Improve a DJModels Hunslett - Michael Russel takes up the challenge of enhancing the details of this colourful shunter.
Andy builds a card kit - Our modelling novice Editor gets to grips with an engine shed kit. But how did he get on?
Modelling urban buildings - Grahame Hedges shares several useful techniques for creating vibrant cityscapes.
Make a coal yard - Michael Russell creates a filthy but commonplace steam age scenario.
Creating a back-scene - Photo-realistic backdrops are not as difficult as you think, says Andy York.

NEW & REVIEWS
News, this month we look at Revolution's Class B Tanker. Rapido's mystery bus. Minerva's Pannier Tank among other items of loco-related interest.
New Models - We have a new Farish Castle, a weathered OO Gauge Cycle Van from TMC and a Salt Van from Bachmann.
Lead Review - Howard casts a critical eye over the new Class 45 from Heljan. 
New Books - Reading matter to improve your grey matter, with books about railway guns, tin-plate toy trains, authentic railway operations, and more.

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