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Contents for issue 56

Type Details Page Scale Author
Editorial 25 years on - 2
Musing on the events of the past 25 years of activity from the beginnings with Model Trains in 1980.
29 Chris Ellis
Article New for 2005 - part 2

33 Various Chris Ellis
Layout description Timesaver Plus
Further notes and thoughts on a HO layout based on a classsic American track plan for a switching layout relating construction, development and a unique method of operating.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
34 HO John Flann
Layout idea Two industrial yards
Two US trackplans in HO, one 10ft x1ft 6in, the other 9ft x 8ft x1ft 6in to capture the character of busy freight operation.
36 HO Peter White
Layout description Hinton Abbots
GWR through station layout 9ft x 1ft 6in in OO.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
38 OO Derek Ashcroft
Layout description Melbury-a PS
The 4ft long addition to the OO GWR branch terminal "Melbury', (SMT 10/11 88, 1/89) of an engine shed and carraige siding added further realism and operating potential.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
39 OO John Flann
Article Inspection Car from a Trishaw
Toy motorised rickshaw becomes a novel model of a narrow gauge inspection car. (ph, )
40 Gn15 Les Coleman
Scale drawing Scammell Scarab 3 and 6 ton Mechanical Horse

42 Arthur North
Layout description Decal Transfer
The evolution of and thinking behind a ingenious and imaginative HO American shortline layout with car float ferry operation in addition, 6ft x1ft .
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
44 HO Andrew Knights
Layout description South Street Switching Zone
Development of the American or European switching Tuning Fork layout, 51ft x 6in. See also issues 45, 46 and 47.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
46 HO Chris Ellis
Layout idea The Ballart Terminal RR
Development of the Tuning Fork idea and based on the BTRR, 55/16, in 7ft x 1ft 3in.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
49 HO Jack Trollope
Layout description A slow route in N gauge
A small, 6ft x1ft, simple N gauge British Rail terminus set in North Devon and built on a folding baseboard.
Plan(s) Photograph(s)
50 N Chris Arnold
Article Narrow Gauge Cattle Truck
Narrow gauge stock made using a Peco N gauge chassis and a Lesney stake truck body.
51 OO9 Graham Hand
Article What's in a name?
Useful comments on the art of selecting a suitable place name for your layout, with remarks as to how the author makes his.
52 John Allison

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.