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Contents for issue 59
The benefits of the internet in the exchange of views between like minded individuals and their particular interests, and as a source of worldwide plans and layout ideas for all sorts of layouts.
|Review||Hornby BR Class 08
|Review||Bachmann Plymouth MDT Switcher
|Layout description||Peek's Pike Railroad
US city based micro 39in x 8in layout in On30, and designed with beginners in mind.
|Article||Western Pacific Alco S1
Detailing Proto 2000 Alco S1 in the earlier 'Pumpkin' colour scheme.
|Article||Old model, new layout
Author builds a 50 year Ratio signal box kit bought for 10p at a swap meet.
|Article||Starting narrow gauge
The charms, whys and wherefores of narrow gauge modelling with references and its possibilities.
|Article||A buffer stop survey
Overview of buffer stop types and models available in the UK, Europe, USA and narrow gauge.
|Scale drawing||LMS Horse Box
|Article||Magic with Magtrix
KD's are good for some, but Magitrix offers new opportunities with smaller hidden magnets with automatic un/coupling.
|Article||New lamps for old
Making some of your freight cars look a little different; leased, owned and hand-me-down American freight cars 'patched' for new owners.
Actual examples of small American lineside industries from New England.
|Layout description||Loose Chippings
The addiction of small space layouts; a nicely modelled OO BR branchline ex LMS/LSWR terminus just 6ft long with sector plate, set in Wessex.
|Article||Model beer distributor
Authentic American lineside warehouse modelled in low relief for HO.
|Article||Structures, fact and fiction
Observing the railway scene and using/adapting commonly found model kits, as shown and in 57/57.
|Layout idea||Wisconsin Central Yard
Timesaver and Inglenook plans combined to make a HO American switching layout 7ft long.
|Layout idea||Plan Parade
Tiny N gauge & HO 4 x 8 ft plans