Review 134

Review 134

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Issue 134 - Published April 2023

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.

Le Bassin Detail

For those liking more traditional narrow gauge subjects we have an article on modelling the Tallylyn Corris Van in 7mm scale. We continue the story of Dinas Manod with details on the station, accompanied by drawings of Tanygsiau station upon which the model is based. We explore the various approaches for emptying side-tipping NG wagons with previously unpublished prototype photos from the 1960s. We also have drawings of the Manchester Ship Canal side-tipping wagon which became almost a ‘standard’ design for both standard and narrower gauges. Finally we also include the usual product and book reviews, jottings and readers letters.

  • 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

Some comments from our readers:

"Number 134 was a great, great, great issue especially the 'Le Bassin' article - the detail was life like." John W, Maine, USA

"Just breathtaking, even by your magazine's standards." James F, USA 

ISSN 0958-0808