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Contents for issue 55

Type Details Page Scale Author
Editorial 25 years on
From then to now and what happened in between. Or from 'Model Trains' to MTI.
1 Chris Ellis
Review Hornby: A4 4-6-2

3 OO Chris Ellis
Review Fleischmann Bavarian Passenger Train Set

3 HO Chris Ellis
Article New for 2005 - part 1

5 Various Chris Ellis
Layout description Hohenbrunn Lokalbahn
Evolution and building of a G scale German narrow gauge line using LGB stock on a narrow shelf about 12ft x12in.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
6 G Bob Mason
Layout description Burton West
A small 5ft 4in x 9in nicely done shunting layout in OO using just four points of a British freight yard set in the East Midlands during the BR 'blue' period.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
8 OO Nick Palette
Layout idea The Tualatin Electric
The planning of a HO US electric interurban short line set in Oregon of about 4ft 6in x 13ft 6in.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
10 HO Alexander Craghead
Layout description The Market Garden line
An entry for the A3 Challenge depicting a market garden narrow gauge railway of a 2xA4 size.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
11 HOe John Cundall
Layout description Camster Burn Railway
Is this the smallest 4mm scale railway in the world? A Scottish based narrow gauge layout in 009 built on a A3 sized baseboard.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
12 OO9 Graham Hand
Article Index for MTI Issues 37-54

14 1 Chris Ellis
Layout idea Ballard Terminal RR
An detailed account of day to day operations on a real life US shortline in Seattle serving local commerce and industry.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
16 Dick Wightman
Layout description Gabby's Creek
Neatly done, well observed and nicely modelled with scratch-buildings; this is a HO compact Inglenook 5ft x12in easily transported for exhibitions.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
20 HO George Lowen
Layout description A visit to Snailspeed
Colonel Stephens meets the narrow gauge; a 4ft x 2ft extension to a larger layout in 4mm scale set in southern England and packed with detail.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
22 OO, OO9 Brian Taylor
Article CLICS, SPINS and Spots
Prototype operating systems of SP and others with examples, SPINS is a six digit number; the first two the zone for which a car is destined, the next two the track number within the zone, the last two the spot.
24 Chris Ellis

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.