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HM173: Whithorn video Feature Premium

Whithorn

A teenage trip to Scotland’s most southerly station inspired ALISDAIR MACDONALD to build this fascinating replica of Whithorn in ‘OO’ gauge. Here Alisdair reveals the story behind the layout and how it was built. Photography, Mike Wild.

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PowerHaul upgrades

The Freightliner and Colas Rail Freight operated Class 70 diesel locomotives are amongst the most advanced on the British network. MIKE WILD shows how a ZIMO decoder can be installed into the Bachmann ‘OO’ gauge model along with DCC Concepts and Rail Exclusive products for a full suite of sound.

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GIZIT!

An unusual embellishment adorns the Accurate Armour 1/35 resin Spartan CVR(T), expertly buillt and mounted on a groundwork base by Dave Oliver.

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Scratchbuilt Garage

What do you do if you want a particular building which isn’t available as a kit or ready-made structure? DAN EVASON shows how to build a bespoke garage in ‘OO’ gauge using readily available and cost effective materials.

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A Thompson transformation

Cost-cutting can be fun, as TIM SHACKLETON finds when he takes a circular saw to some long-obsolete ‘OO’ gauge coaches. Making big improvements, he suggests, needn’t cost big bucks either.

Thompson B1 61264 Feature Premium

Modelling preserved steam

With the popularity of heritage railways and main line steam continuing to grow, RICHARD HALL demonstrates how to recreate this often-overlooked modelling subject, by modifying and detailing a Hornby ‘B1’ into a preserved example.

POCKET-SIZED SCOUT Feature Premium

POCKET-SIZED SCOUT

Armour in 1/48 scale is a joy for Toni Canfora as he builds Tamiya's splendid little Humber armoured car.

INTERNATIONAL HUNTER Feature Premium

INTERNATIONAL HUNTER

Alan Price tackles a classic Cold War fighter in the shape of Airfix’s 1/48 Hawker Hunter, which has been tweaked to depict the F.4, F.5 and J 34 versions.

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SUPERLATIVE MGB

Aoshima's 1/24 MGB is a crisply moulded product. Here, though, its stance is improved and it receives a superb metallic paint job, courtesy of Dr James Whalen.

SWEDISH GHOST Feature Premium

SWEDISH GHOST

Niklas Knutzén adds aftermarket improvements to Hasegawa's re-released 1/72 SAAB J 35F Draken.