Review 132

Review 132

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Issue 132 - Published Oct 2022

This issue is an American special. The lead article is an exhaustive study into the history of Yellow Aster Gold Mine with unusual 18ins and 30ins railways including mixed gauge track and slewing switches. The Maine two-footers are well covered by a new drawing of the SR&RL Baldwin No.24 by Stephen Phillips, and Bob Harper describes his On2 layout of a proposed and part-built extension to the SR&RL. We have drawings of the ALCO War Dept 2-6-2T in as-built form and as varied in subsequent lives on two French systems. Gerald Harper completes the story of his British Colombian On3 mine layout as featured in REVIEWs 129-131. Stuart Firth presents his project for an HO dock switching layout based on the Santa Fe China Basin which was only accessible by car float. Finally we show some of the USA built locos that came to Britain.

  • Yellow Aster Gold Mine - Dan Quine describes the history of this Sierra Nevada mine and its 30ins and 18ins gauge railways, with prototype photos, scale drawings and plans
  • Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Baldwin 2-6-2 No.24 - Drawn and described by Stephen D Phillips with prototype photos and 1:40 scale drawings (not 1:48 as stated)
  • New Sharon - Bob Harper describes his On2 layout of a proposed Maine two-footer
  • ALCO War Dept 2-6-2T - 1:48 Scale drawings by David Pomeroy of the as-built WD version, Pithiviers No.22 and Chemin de fer Froissy-Dompierre No.9, with protoype photos
  • Anyox Mine - Locos and Rolling Stock - Gerald Harper describes the scratch-built models on his On3 British Columbian layout
  • Pier 101 - Stuart Firth describes his HO dock layout project inspired by Sante Fe's China Basin, with prototype photos
  • Americans in Britain - Prototype photos of USA built SG locos from the camera of Sydney A Leleux
ISSN 0958-0808