The August 2016 issue of AMRM is now available as a back issue direct from SCR Publications.
A digital back issue of the August 2016 issue of AMRM is available from Zinio:
The contents of the June issue
This issue's feature layout is John Harriott's rather spectacular rendition in HO scale of the outer end of the now long closed Tumut-Batlow branch in southern NSW.
It isn't often one gets to see such a large layout that has reached this level of completeness in such a short time.
The feature modelling article in this issue should please those who like modelling modern(ish) diesels as Kyle Bailey takes us through the steps of superdetailing an Austrains 80 class.
Adapting proprietary models is a bit of a theme this issue with Keiran Haskell showing how he adapted a widely available American kit to represent a typical Australian suburban house.
A small, but important, detail for those who run steam locomotives is the ability to double-head and/or shunt from the front. Peter Jarvis shows how easy it is to add a working Kadee coupler to the front of the recently released Eureka 50 class locomotive.
Warren Miller has provided an article outlining the history of the model railway retail trade in Australia, which should give a little historical background to the ongoing debate regarding hobby shops vs online retailing!
This issue's Gallery looks back too, with a tribute to the late Kevin Hardacre and his major contribution to the hobby in Australia, Protype, from Chris Sim.
This issue's In the Loop with Trevor Hodges talks about the importance of a comfortable and practical modelling desk and Eric MaCallum makes some simple jigs to ease the burden of laying track straight and parallel.
In the Reviews section we look at the new r-t-r Railmotor Models SCT class diesel locomotive and SDS Victorian GY open wagons, plus limited run urethane kits for an SAR ballast plough and ballast hoppers from Peter Carter and Stewart Gamble, as well as, from San Mateo Line, r-t-p VR upper quadrant signals, all in HO scale. (It is good to see the the really tiny 'cottage' producers are still at it, providing models that would be uneconomic for the large r-t-r producers to provide.) Also reviewed are layout and locomotive wiring 'kits' from North Coast Engineering (NCE) and the latest book from the publishers of Northern Exposures, this time covering the Sydney area and the Main South in the 1960s, Lenses South.
There has been a lot happening in the commercial arena over the last couple of months as well, plus the sad demise of two very prominent members of the model railway fraternity, enough to fill to overflowing our ten page Recent Releases and News sections.
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