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Contents for issue 52
|Editorial||From behind the layout
The preparations for, the pitfalls of and pleasures from exhibiting a layout, as experienced by guest editorial writer, Dave Carson.
|421||Chris Ellis, Dave Carson|
|Review||Athearn: EMD CF7 road switcher
|Review||Bachmann San Fransisco Cable Car
|Article||New for 2004 - part 2
|Layout description||Bodgit & Much Pottering
Author's first successful nicely done narrow gauge layout 8ft x 2ft plus fiddle yard set in England, with convincing scenery, scratchbuilt structures and detailed notes on locos and rolling stock.
|Layout idea||New look at old harbour
A classic 1940 John Ahern harbour station layout in 6ft x 2ft, updated by the author.
Advice on how to give the appearance of age to different building materials to best effect.
|Scale drawing||BR rolling stock
8- and 7-plank 1923 mineral wagons
|Layout idea||The industrial scene
The potential of actual locations for modelling, with European and American examples.
|Layout description||Bismark Street
Industrial switching plan 4ft 9in x 8in US based, but also multimode potential. Notes on adapting toy structures and similar items to buildings for the layout. ph, pl)
|Layout idea||More industry tracks
Expansion of simple shunting plans 6ft 6in x 8in to represent both ends of the line. Showing use of mirrors and bridges as central disguises.
|Layout description||Little Hintock
A classic small GWR Branch terminus layout 8ft x 1ft plus fiddle yard built in 1970, inspired by Peter Denny's early layouts, and described by the Editor as a '. . . charming little layout. . . ' (see also MR7/72)
|Article||Operations game for small layouts
Using games theory to make operation less predictable and more fun on a layout-the Mohawk & Adirondack RR - a 4ft x 12in Americn HO layout plus sector plate and staging cassette. (see also 53/460)