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Contents for issue 51

Type Details Page Scale Author
Editorial DCC 'Plug & Play'
From small and tentative beginnings this is beginning to catch on, for some but not all, with favourable results.
393 Chris Ellis
Article New for 2004 - part 1

396 Various Chris Ellis
Article Acrylic paints
A look at what's available and uses.
Photograph(s)
400 Steve Grantham
Layout idea CPR's Rosebery barge
Proposals to build a 6ft 9in x 16in HO layout based on a Canadian lake and river service.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
401 HO Brian Stokes
Layout idea Bixby
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.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
402 HO Robert Hargrave
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.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
403 HO Doug Harding
Scale drawing GWR/WR Special calf van diagram W14

Plan(s)
406 Arthur North
Layout idea The Snape Branch
A British goods only railway comprising a long siding, in rural East Anglia serving a Maltings.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
408 Giles Barnabe
Layout description Marlboro Railroad
Plan referred to in 50/375
410 HO Giles Barnabe
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'.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
411 OO Dave Howell
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.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
414 Z Graham Weller
Layout description The 3M switching Yard
American N gauge sceniced switching yard 3mx40cm (hence 3M yard) with sound in the authors living room.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
416 N Jappe

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.