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We have just sent Review issue 134 off to the printer for distribution later this month. We lead this issue with a masterpiece of industrial modelling. The railway (which is standard gauge) and the street scene are impressive enough in their own right, however these are completely dominated by the steelworks. It features an extraordinarily and fanatical attention to detail which most of us would struggle to emulate – all based on real life exploration.

For those liking our more ‘traditional’ subjects we continue the story of Dinas Manod with details on the station, accompanied by drawings of Tanygsiau station upon which David's model is based. We also have an article on CAD modelling the Tallylyn Corris Van in 7mm scale, and we explore the various approaches for emptying side-tipping NG wagons with previously unpublished prototype photos from the 1960s.

Our regular contributor Stuart L Baker has drawn and described the Manchester Ship Canal side-tipping wagon which became almost a ‘standard’ design for both standard and narrower gauges. We conclude with a description of a simple buzzing circuit tester tool, an obituary on Brian Love, plus the usual jottings, product and book reviews and readers' letters.

The full contents are:

  • Le Bassin - A 1:87 scale industrial masterpiece by Floris Dilz featuring a steelworks and surrounding town and railway works
  • Authentic CAD Modelling of The Corris Van - a ship in a bottle - By Lee E J Styger with 7mm scale drawing
  • Manchester Ship Canal Side Tip Wagons - Drawn and described by Stuart L Baker with 1:32 scale drawing and prototype photos
  • Dinas Manod Part 2 - The Station - David John continues the story of his O14 Festiniog Railway branch
  • Tan-y-Grisiau Station - Festiniog Railway - Drawn from 1970s research by Malcolm Clarke and Trevor Hughes with prototype photo and 1:200 scale plan
  • Emptying NG Side-Tipping Wagons - By Sydney A Leleux with prototype photos
  • Buzzing Circuit Tester - A simple home-made tool by John Clutterbuck
  • Brian Love 1938 - 2023 - An obituary by David John
  • And the usual Product News & Reviews, Book Reviews, Readers' letters and Jottings

Finally after 5 years we have had to increase prices - full details are here: REVIEW price rise

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