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Contents for issue 49

Type Details Page Scale Author
Editorial Getting involved
A contribution from an exhibitor on presentation of a layout at railway shows, on the do's and don'ts and what to expect.
337 Chris Ellis, Dave Howell
Review Hornby: Fowler 4P 2-6-4T

339 OO Chris Ellis
Review Bachmann: EMD GP40

339 HO Chris Ellis
Review IHC : 2-8-0 Consolidation

339 HO Steve Grantham
Layout idea Minimal G Scale
Three trackplans for small spaces (less than 8ft square) in G scale, keeping it 'small' and also adaptable to other scales.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
342 G Giles Barnabe
Layout description Sandy Ford Junction
Detailed US switching layout 6ft x2ft 6in in HO set in the 1950's with fiddle yards either end, and explaining and adopting the ATSF practice of CLIC's. (pl, ph)
346 HO Steve Sandifer
Article Collecting postcards
How these can provide both information and inspiration. With address of the Railway Postcard Collectors Circle.
349 John Sutton
Scale drawing 13Ton China Clay Wagon (BR)

350 Arthur North
Article Rotating Train Tables
Suggestions as to how this commonplace kitchen cupboard fitting, the 'Lazy Susan', can be used with cassettes in micro layout design to give extra space and avoid point work.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
352 Ian Holmes
Layout description Koln-Mulleimer
Modern German terminus of about 6ft 6in x 12in in HO, designed around the need to fit in a new car and not have the drawbacks of a previous layout featuring push-pull operation, shunting and cut down Peco points.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
354 HO Andrew Knights
Layout idea Out in the backwoods
Two compact plans one of about 5ft x 1ft 6in or more, no size given for the other but square in shape, for logging railways.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
356 Various Giles Barnabe
Layout idea The Effingham Railroad
Themes for layouts based on those serving industrial or business parks, principally in America with the example of the Effingham RR in Illinois.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
358 Chris Ellis
Layout description A3 Challenge in HOe and HO
Two A3 Challenge layouts; one an English cement block making plant, the other an American street car terminal and both submitted in the WRG competition.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
360 HO, HOe Andrew Knights

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.