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Contents for issue 56
|Editorial||25 years on - 2
Musing on the events of the past 25 years of activity from the beginnings with Model Trains in 1980.
|Article||New for 2005 - part 2
|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.
|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.
|Layout description||Hinton Abbots
GWR through station layout 9ft x 1ft 6in in OO.
|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.
|Article||Inspection Car from a Trishaw
Toy motorised rickshaw becomes a novel model of a narrow gauge inspection car. (ph, )
|Scale drawing||Scammell Scarab 3 and 6 ton Mechanical Horse
|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 .
|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.
|Layout idea||The Ballart Terminal RR
Development of the Tuning Fork idea and based on the BTRR, 55/16, in 7ft x 1ft 3in.
|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.
|Article||Narrow Gauge Cattle Truck
Narrow gauge stock made using a Peco N gauge chassis and a Lesney stake truck body.
|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.