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Contents for issue 51
|Editorial||DCC 'Plug & Play'
From small and tentative beginnings this is beginning to catch on, for some but not all, with favourable results.
|Article||New for 2004 - part 1
A look at what's available and uses.
|Layout idea||CPR's Rosebery barge
Proposals to build a 6ft 9in x 16in HO layout based on a Canadian lake and river service.
US switching module 8ft x2ft based on American 'Free-mo' system; this is a self contained small layout that can be joined with others using the same parameters.
|Layout description||Switching at Marshalltown
Part of the author's larger Iowa Central layout, an American HO switching yard built on a peninsula 12ft x 2ft and closely based, researching railway and insurance maps and plans, on a real life Iowa location.
|Scale drawing||GWR/WR Special calf van diagram W14
|Layout idea||The Snape Branch
A British goods only railway comprising a long siding, in rural East Anglia serving a Maltings.
|Layout description||Marlboro Railroad
Plan referred to in 50/375
|Layout description||Bromley-by-Bow Yard
A compact OO layout set in inner East London, built on Ikea shelf unit, or 'how to build your first layout in short course'.
|Layout description||Bad Bach Kleinbahn
Set in Bavaria this fully sceniced layout 3ft 3in x 1ft 3in, features a continuous run with advice on scenery and structures.
|Layout description||The 3M switching Yard
American N gauge sceniced switching yard 3mx40cm (hence 3M yard) with sound in the authors living room.