Firstly we would like to wish all our readers old and new a Happy New Year.
We have just sent Review issue 133 off to the printer for distribution later this month. We lead this issue with the first of a series on David John’s Dinas Manod - the next station on his imagined extension to the Festiniog Railway. David’s layouts are very much part of an imagined world and, coupled with his use of topography (let’s face it not much of Wales is flat), imbues a real sense of life into his models.
We also include an article and scale drawing on the FR Brine Waggon by Stuart L Baker. Stuart's drawings of such vehicles are often used by the FR Heritage Group so perhaps we may see a recreated waggon in due course.
Further articles include: historical photos of the Purbeck clay railways, a fine 009 model built from a 3D print, scale drawings on the Bagnall Pampero class, some CAD modelling and 3D printing used to enhance an 009 kit locomotive, a fine 9mm scale model of a NZ Fairlie, a discussion about power pickups - a common source of problems with traditional two-rail powered locomotives, some archive NG material and a personal reflection on the life of Iain Rice, plus the usual jottings, product and book reviews and readers' letters.
The full contents are:
- Dinas Manod - Part 1 Introduction - David John describes the next station on his O14 Festiniog Railway branch
- Festiniog Railway Brine Waggon - Stuart L Baker researches and draws this historic wagons in 1:32 scale with prototype photos
- Purbeck Memories - Prototype photos of the Fayles Tramway and Furzebrook by Sydney A Leleux
- 009 Fletcher Jennings from an EDM 3D print - Built by Alex Duckworth with a scratch-built chassis
- Bagnall Pampero class 0-6-0T - Drawn and described by Stuart L Baker
- The NZ B Class Double Fairlie - A model in 9mm scale by Paul Berntsen with prototype photo and makers GA drawing
- A New Chimney for Taliesin - Alastair Steel learns CAD to produce a 4mm scale 3D print for his 009 loco
- Current Affairs - Francis Samish discusses power pickups
- Iain Rice 1947 - 2022 - A personal reflection from David John
- The Advantages of a Narrow Gauge Railway Installation - Archive material from C W Hunt Company Inc. Catalogue 232
- Yellow Aster No.3 H K Porter Works No.4468 of 1909 - Corrected 1:24 scale drawing (errata from REVIEW issue 132)
- And the usual Product News & Reviews, Book Reviews, Readers' letters and Jottings