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Contents for issue 48

Type Details Page Scale Author
Editorial British HO revisited
Championing this cause in the British scene, the increasing interest in it and what can be achieved.
309 Chris Ellis
Review Hornby: Stanier 8F 2-8-0

311 OO Chris Ellis
Review Roco: OBB Class 20166 Hercules

311 HO Chris Ellis
Review Bachmann: Porter 0-4-0 ST

311 On30 Chris Ellis
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.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
314 HO John Flann
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.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
316 HO John Flann
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.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
318 HO, OO Mike Meadows and Boyd French
Layout description Alpmatten
Compact scenic terminus and nicely modelled Swiss layout in HO with both standard and narrow gauge, built on two 4ft x 15in boards.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
320 HO Peter Marriot
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.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
321 OO Ian Bareham
Scale drawing LNWR and GWR slate wagon

Plan(s)
322 Arthur North
Article In conclusion
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.
Plan(s)
324 Chris Ellis
Layout idea Getting on and off the layout
Either through or behind buildings are two means.
Photograph(s)
324 Various Chris Ellis
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.
Plan(s)
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.
Photograph(s)
328 HO Jordan Foster
Article Skale variations
A simple conversion of the Skaledale Hubbard's Mill model to produce a useful on-line commercial facility.
Photograph(s)
329 HO, OO Chris Ellis
Layout description Einfuss-smallest 'Tuning Fork'
German shunting layout on a 12 inch ruler!
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
330 Z Graham Weller
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.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
332 1:32 Carl Arendt

This abstract of contents is the result of months of work by John Flann and Steve Hawthorne. If you can help fill in the gaps or have spotted any errors in the existing index, please contact Emrys Hopkins.