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Contents for issue 48
|Editorial||British HO revisited
Championing this cause in the British scene, the increasing interest in it and what can be achieved.
|Review||Hornby: Stanier 8F 2-8-0
|Review||Roco: OBB Class 20166 Hercules
|Review||Bachmann: Porter 0-4-0 ST
|Layout description||Ten by four feet
Union Pacific 10ft x 4ft American HO switching layout, with room to breath, and nicely finished inspired by a freight only branchline railroad in northern Utah.
|Layout description||Timesaver Plus
An earlier key article first published in SMT6/88 about another development of John Allen's original Timesaver; and covering also the 'playing card' method of operation. With additional notes.
|Layout description||Multi-mode loco depot
As the authors put it their aim was 'to produce a functional and highly operational low cost and low maintenance OO/HO model railway to fit under a single bed representing a diesel motive power depot'. Mid seventies, suitable for both US and UK outline. ' With notes on the operating system used.
|318||HO, OO||Mike Meadows and Boyd French|
Compact scenic terminus and nicely modelled Swiss layout in HO with both standard and narrow gauge, built on two 4ft x 15in boards.
|Layout description||St Augustine's Hospital Railway
Micro layout built in OO for the A3 Challenge competition, set in Suffolk, UK, and based on prototype hospital railways.
|Scale drawing||LNWR and GWR slate wagon
A look at the beginning of the now common 'fiddle yard' idea with a reprint of A R Walkey's 1937 Model Railway News article on the subject.
|Layout idea||Getting on and off the layout
Either through or behind buildings are two means.
|Layout idea||Switching plans for larger areas
Three schemes for prototypical style a shortline, industry line or freight yard operation 10ft 6in x 8ft 6in, 15ft x 1fy, 10fy x 6ft.
|326||HO||Donovan Furin and Robert Hargrave|
|Article||Having a go - in British HO
Recent experiences recounted of making a start in British HO, with useful information on where to start, the British 1:87 Scale Society and adapting old Lima stock with new wheels and Kadee couplings.
A simple conversion of the Skaledale Hubbard's Mill model to produce a useful on-line commercial facility.
|329||HO, OO||Chris Ellis|
|Layout description||Einfuss-smallest 'Tuning Fork'
German shunting layout on a 12 inch ruler!
|Layout description||Something Not Completely Familiar (SNCF)
A3 Challenge; Micro layout set in France with dual gauge track on one siding. Totally scratch built stock and buildings.