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Contents for issue 30
|Editorial||Quarts in Pint Pots
Comment on small layouts with a lot of track, nicknamed "Mini-Switchman" and covered in this issue.
|Review||Mehano: "Blue Tiger" diesel
|Review||American Models: Baldwin S-12 switcher
|Article||Trams in Croydon
Four photographs of the newly-opened Croydon Tramway system in south London.
|313||John Everitt, Chris Ellis|
|Layout description||La Croix le Banconel
A French 'secondaire' layout in 46in x 15in.
|Layout description||Bellows Rapids
A compact 50in x 20in layout based on a real location in New England USA.
|Article||Loads for G
Ideas for wagon loads for LGB/G scale from everyday objects.
|318||G||R M Mason|
|Layout description||Stewart Island Railway
A 10ft x 1ft layout based on New Zealand 3ft 6in gauge railways using HO track and models converted to S scale.
|Scale drawing||BR Mk2 Pullman Parlour Car
|Layout idea||Ketchikan Pulp Company
A 6ft x 4ft trackplan based on a real Industrial Line in Alaska and based, in turn, on an article in June 2000's Railroad Model Craftsman by Dave Lustig.
|322||HO||Stuart C Pate|
|Layout description||Rockford Yard
A very compact (4ft x 1ft) US outline layout including a useful diagram of how to attach a cassette to the layout.
|Layout idea||The Mini Switchman
Chris Ellis looks at the Mini Switchman idea of getting as much track as possible onto a small (4ft x 8in in HO) baseboard.
|Article||Building and Operating the Mini Switchman
A follow-up article to the above, actually building the proposed layout.
Julian discusses typical arrangements in the US for grade crossings ('level crossings' in UK parlance)
|Scale drawing||Bogie Ferry Van
A small diagram of a modern (1982) Bogie Ferry Van, with prototype dimensions, useful for modellers wishing to use HO models on 4mm layouts.