The December 2016 issue of AMRM is now being distributed and should be available everywhere by Thursday 17 November 2016.
The digital version of AMRM has been released:
The contents of the December issue
The December issue's feature layout is the exceptional N scale model of Kyogle station (on the NSW North Coast line between Casino and Border Loop), constructed by Peter Boorman, the well-known name (and face) behind N and HO scale 'cottage' producer, Peter Boorman's Workshop.
Those wanting to build models of Victorian Railways timber bridge will be pleased to see part two of David Foulkes' three-part series, this one covering the prototype aspects of the bridges with transverse decks. Once more, the article is accompanied by two pages of superb Lindsay Bennett drawings that will make construction of one of these distinctive Victorian bridges a 'piece of cake'.
The third part of the series, in which David shows how he built his own HO scale model of a transverse deck bridge, is currently scheduled to appear in the February 2017 issue of AMRM.
Brian Shields brings us up to date on progress on his HO scale layout based on Renmark SA, showing that things don't always go to plan!
Ian Dunn has uncovered some interesting information on the usage and distribution of NSWGR four-wheel ballast wagons as a follow-up to his article on the HBW ballast wagons that appeared in AMRM Issue 336 (February 2016).
We often hear complaints on the internet about this or that minor problem with r-t-r locomotives. John Harriot had a problem with two of his r-t-r locomotives, but rather than complain about them, he fixed them!
Prototype information helps us build better models and we have another two short articles that will do just that in this issue. Leon Oberg continues his 'Recycled Rollingstock' series with a description of the new use a couple of NJLX vans have been put to at Jincumbilly in the southern Monaro region of NSW.
Stepping back in time a little, Phil Jeffery looks Beyond the Fence at a large industrial building in Bendigo that would make a prefect backdrop to a busy model yard.
David Foulkes shows that just because a model isn't available r-t-r or as a kit, it doesn't necessarily have to be scratchbuilt...
This issue's In the Loop with Trevor Hodges talks about the impact of the r-t-r revolution on the modeller's ability to model what is 'typical', rather than having a collection of 'one-offs'.
It's been a bad year for the 'greats' of the hobby, with yet another having departed us. Bob Gallagher reminisces about his connection with the incomparable Frank Kelly in this issue's Gallery section, accompanied by photos of just a few of the magnificent models Frank constructed during his very productive life.
The Reviews section in this issue is quite short, though that is more than balanced by the eleven pages of the post-Liverpool exhibition Recent Releases and News sections. We review the r-t-r HO scale RKKF/Y steel carrying three-pack from new producer, Hawkmount Models, as well as one of the many useful HO scale accessory items available from Anton's Trains, plus two books, Railway Portraits Volume Four from the Wheatley brothers and Ted Payne's latest volume, Vantage Point New South Wales. Both of these books provide plenty of inspiration to modellers of the NSWGR steam era.
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