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  1. John Clutterbuck

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    I'm not sure how many here will know about Narrow Gauge & Industrial Review. It was started over 30 years ago by Roy C link who ranks amongst the finest model makers, toolmakers, kit designer and graphic designers in the hobby. Roy sadly died last November and I have had to take over as editor and try to maintain his standards (which is hard). I have just sent the latest issue 128 off to the printers for distribution at the end of this month. The contents are:
    • Weathering Heights - An industrial steam weathering masterclass by Tim Shackleton
    • Andrew Barclay – Glyder - A remarkable Penryhn Quarry survivor described by Paul Jarman
    • Industrial Echos – The Shipyard - Arnoud Bongaards explains his novel approach to layout design using SketchUp
    • Developing Nant Gwynant – Part 1 - Richard Kynaston starts a high-tech P4 Narrow Gauge journey
    • Mole – A Unique 0-4-0 Tank Locomotive - Stuart L Baker draws and describes an elusive 1ft 11.5ins gauge locomotive
    • Corris Railway Wagons - Peter Kazer models 2ft 3ins gauge Corris wagons in their last days in 1:32 scale
    • Dörentruper Sand- und Thonwerke - A remarkable 60cm gauge German electric system by David W Ronald & Volker Grumpe
    • Little Sally - Paul Jarman describes a little known 2ft 6ins gauge Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST
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    I've just sent the copy for Review 129 off to the printers ready for distribution at the end of this month. The contents are:
    • Adventures in the Snow - Little Nut's Snowplough - A full-sized replica and 7/8ths scale model by Paul Jarman
    • Another O14 Loco for Tony’s Forest - A Blast from the Past - Robin Edwards builds an original RCL Bagnall 0-4-0ST kit
    • Walking Man - Giles Favell pushes the boundaries of model automation in 7mm scale
    • Scratch Building COVID Cars - Gerald Harper builds some unique ore cars in On3
    • Festiniog Railway Bogie Ballast/Coal Wagons - Stuart L Baker researches and draws these historic FR wagons in 1:32 scale with prototype photos
    • Taliesin 1886 - Alastair Steele backdates the 009 Backwoods kit with prototype photo
    • Talyllyn Railway 'Water Tank' Platelayers Hut - 3D CAD modelling ‘one stone at a time’ by Lee E J Styger with 7mm scale drawing
    • Appearance of Industrial Steam Locomotives - Sydney A Leleux provides his own perspective on grime with prototype photos
    • NG Sand & Gravel Revisited - A look back at Roy C Link's O14 masterpiece
    • And the usual product reviews and readers letters
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    I've just sent Review 130 to the printers ready for distribution at the end of this month. The contents are:
    • The Anyox Mine Railroad - Gerald Harper researches an unknown 3 foot gauge Canadian system for his On3 layout with prototype photos and plan
    • Welsh Pony 1886 - Alastair Steele tackles the Mercian Models Festiniog England kit in 009
    • Industrial Snowploughs - Prototype examples photographed and described by Sydney A Leleux
    • Doxford RSH Crane Locomotive - Southwick - Mike Farrow describes his ScaleSeven model of an industrial workhorse
    • 18ins Gauge Fowler Locomotive for De Beers Diamond Mines - Stuart L Baker researches and draws these diminutive 0-4-2T locomotives with 7mm scale drawing and prototype photos
    • South African Railways NG-Y Hopper Wagon - Mark Noble models these modern day WHR freight wagons in O14
    • Lynton & Barnstaple Manning Wardle 2-6-2Ts - Scratch-building excellence in 7mm scale by Tom Mallard with original GA drawing
    • Brockham Memories - Rust, ruin and hopeful restoration - prototype photographs of the early days at the Brockham Railway Museum described by David John
    And the usual editorial, news, jottings and readers letters.

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    I've just sent Review 131 to the printers ready for distribution at the end of the month.

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    This issue has a large focus on the Isle of Purbeck with two layouts and three drawings of prototypes. We continue the story of the Anyox mine as featured in issues 129 and 130. We also have a look at hazard markings with prototype photos and techniques and discuss the thorny issue of scales and gauges. Finally as usual we include previously unpublished prototype photos of narrow gauge and industrial subjects. The contents are:
    • Newton Heath Works - A 7mm scale narrow (16.2mm) and standard gauge Dorset clay layout built by Martin Finney and Mike Baker
    • Fayles Tramway Clay Wagon - Drawn and described by Stuart L Baker with 1:32 scale drawing and prototype photos
    • Hi-Vis Locomotives - Sydney A Leleux explores the introduction of safety painting on the industrial scene with prototype photos
    • Peckett Locomotives of the Furzebrook Railway - Sextus & Septimus drawn and described by Stuart L Baker with 7mm scale drawings and prototype photos
    • Anyox Mine - The Layout - Gerald Harper describes how he built his On3 British Columbian layout
    • Chattenden & Upnor - Prototype photos from the camera of Paul Myatt
    • A Way with Wasps - Tim Shackleton descibes his techniques for adding hazard markings to a 4mm scale SG industrial loco
    • Goathorn - A 7mm scale 26.25mm gauge recreation of the 3ft 9ins gauge Fayles Tramway by Peter Hollins
    • Of Scales and Gauges and Time - Peter Kazer discusses one of the perennial issues faced by NG modellers
    • A Problem of Scale - David Hughes shares his angst
    • Potters Bar Mainline Tunnel Contract - Prototype photos of a line up of industrial locos of Paul Myatt
    • And the usual editorial, product news, reviews and readers letters
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    Is Sydney Leleux still about? Not seen him in years.. lovely chap to talk to. Very quiet spoken but extreme knowledge :tophat:
     
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    Hi Andy,
    Yes Sydney is still around and sends me quite a lot of material as he did for Roy before he sadly passed away. We've got an article of his in the next issue no. 131. I don't think I've actually met him.

    All the best
    John
     
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    I've just sent Review 132 off to the printers for distribution at the end of this month.


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    This issue is an American special. We lead with a detailed study into the history of Yellow Aster Gold Mine with its unusual 18ins and 30ins railways with mixed gauge track and slewing switches. The Maine two-footers are well covered by a new drawing of the SR&RL Baldwin No.24 and an 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. We complete the story of the British Colombian On3 mine layout as featured in REVIEWs 129-131. We also present a new HO dock switching layout project 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.

    The contents are:
    • 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 1:48 scale drawings
    • 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
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    Review issue 133 is now at the printers for distribution later this month.

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    We lead this issue with the first of a series on David John’s O14 Dinas Manod - the next station on his imagined extension to the Festiniog Railway. David’s layouts are very much part of an imagined world and, coupled with his use of topography (let’s face it not much of Wales is flat), imbues a real sense of life into his models.

    We also include an article and scale drawing on the FR Brine Waggon by Stuart L Baker. Stuart's drawings of such vehicles are often used by the FR Heritage Group so perhaps we may see a recreated waggon in due course.

    Further articles include: historical photos of the Purbeck clay railways, a fine 009 model built from a 3D print, scale drawings on the Bagnall Pampero class, some CAD modelling and 3D printing used to enhance an 009 kit locomotive, a fine 9mm scale model of a NZ Fairlie, a discussion about power pickups - a common source of problems with traditional two-rail powered locomotives, some archive NG material and a personal reflection on the life of Iain Rice, plus the usual jottings, product and book reviews and readers' letters.

    Full details here: https://narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk/blogs/news/review-133

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    We have just sent Review issue 134 off to the printer for distribution later this month. 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.

    For those liking our more ‘traditional’ subjects we continue the story of Dinas Manod with details on the station, accompanied by drawings of Tanygsiau station upon which David's model is based. We also have an article on CAD modelling the Tallylyn Corris Van in 7mm scale, and we explore the various approaches for emptying side-tipping NG wagons with previously unpublished prototype photos from the 1960s.

    Our regular contributor Stuart L Baker has drawn and described the Manchester Ship Canal side-tipping wagon which became almost a ‘standard’ design for both standard and narrower gauges. We conclude with a description of a simple buzzing circuit tester tool, an obituary on Brian Love, plus the usual jottings, product and book reviews and readers' letters.

    Full contents are here: https://narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk/blogs/news/review-134
     
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    Review issue 135 should be arriving with UK subscribers next week. It may take a little longer to reach overseas subscribers.

    We lead this issue with a superb model of a Swedish station building in 1:45 scale with fine detail that includes inside furniture, wallpaper and lighting. On the practical side Tim Shackleton gives us an insight into quick-fix trees and Giles Favell provides a solution to quartering outside cranks. Regular contributor Stuart Baker has drawn an unusual small Bagnall built for Uruguay. We also include historical photos of the Chattenden & Upnor Railway from regular contributor Sydney Leleux and a study into ‘poor track’ so often found on industrial systems. We also have further track studies on 'Mainline' NG systems and multi-gauge museum systems.

    Full details here: https://narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk/blogs/news/review-135

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    I've just sent issue 136 off to the printers for distribution at the end of the month. This issue has a large focus on construction with a range of articles describing various approaches ranging from the latest digital production techniques, through more traditional techniques, and a large scale approach that mirrors the prototype construction techniques of old. We also have prototype features with scale drawings, plus the usual jottings, product and book reviews and readers' letters.

    Full contents are here: https://narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk/blogs/news/review-136

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    Review issue 137 has gone to the printers for distribution at the end of the month. This issue has our usual mix of articles and scale drawings on prototype and model subjects covering the interesting highways and byways of the industrial and narrow gauge scene, as well as techniques, and the usual jottings, product and book reviews and readers' letters.

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    The contents are:
    Eastwell Iron Ore Company - Dan Quine presents his research into the 3ft gauge Eastwell Tramway and the ironstone industry's last working incline, with prototype photos, maps and scale drawings
    Articulated Avonside Locomotive for South Africa - A 2ft Gauge 0-4-4-0T described by Stuart L Baker with 1:32 scale drawings and prototype photos, plus a 1:36 scale 16.5mm gauge model by Bill Strickland
    A Long Lost Kerr Stuart Diesel? - A new O14 Loco for Tony’s Forest by Robin Edwards
    Pendre Station Building - Further developments on Trevor Hughes’s 1:32 Talyllyn Railway layout
    Laser Profiled Lettering Stencils - By Lee E J Styger
    Track Studies - Turnout Geometry - From Thomas Summerson & Sons Platelayers’ Guide 1924
     
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    I've just sent the latest issue Review 138 to the printers for distribution at the end of the month.

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    This issue starts with a focus on 2ft gauge heavy metal including the extraordinarily powerful J&L Steelworks 0-4-0 Porters designed to haul ingot wagons. We lighten the mix with some small industrial locos. We also have an update on Boston Lodge 1886 4mm scale grand plan and include an article on industrial building painting techniques, plus the usual product news, book reviews, jottings and readers' letters. The full contents are:
    • The Rolling Ingot - Jones & Laughlin Steel Company 2ft gauge 0-4-0T Porter drawn and described by Stuart L Baker with 1:32 scale drawing and prototype photos
    • Burma Mines Railway - A last outpost of 2ft gauge industrial steam with prototype photos and Kerr Stuart Huxley 0-4-2T makers GA drawing
    • Arthur Koppel Locomotive Catalogue No.786 - Special Types - Six and eight-coupled engines for 2ft gauge
    • Some Hudswell Clarke NG Diesels - Presented by Sydney Leleux with prototype photos
    • Massive Petrol-Electric Locomotives For Namibia - 600mm gauge Hanomag Bo-Bo drawn and described by Stuart L Baker with 1:32 scale drawing and prototype photos
    • Boston Lodge 1886 - The Buildings - Alastair Steele continues the development of his 4mm scale Festiniog Railway grand plan
    • Shed Bashing - Tim Shackleton explains his approach to painting model industrial buildings
    • Track Studies - Mixed Gauge - With prototype and model examples by Sydney Leleux
     
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    Review 139 has gone to the printers for distribution at the end of the month.

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    This issue is a Corris Railway Special. We lead with original research which shines new light on the history of the early Corris Tramroad. We also have an original 1890 specification for the Corris Railway Third-Class Falcon Carriage No.12 with original drawing. We include more Corris inspired modelling in oo9, 7mm, 1:48 and 1:32 scales. To lighten the mix we have Tom Mallard’s completed 7mm scale masterworks of the L&B locos and some archive material from the Arthur Koppel catalogue. We also include news of the forthcoming RTR Corris Loco N.3 in 7mm scale and a review of the Bachmann RTR NG7 Quarry Hunslet, plus the usual jottings and book reviews.

    Contents:

    • Corris Railway Stations at Machynlleth Before Steam - Original research by MRFS and Dan Quine with maps and prototype photos
    • Corrish 009 - A Corris inspired stage set by George Williamson
    • Third-Class Bogie Carriage for the Corris Railway - 1890 archive specification by Mr J R Dix, Engineer – with original drawing reproduced to 1:32 scale
    • Cei Ward - Geoff Evans builds a Corris might-have-been in O16.5
    • Corris Railway Revisited - 1:48 and 1:32 modelling by Peter Kazer
    • Esgairgeiliog - A 7mm scale project by Paul Holmes
    • Lynton & Barnstaple Manning Wardle 2-6-2Ts - Scratch-building excellence in 7mm scale by Tom Mallard
    • Arthur Koppel Catalogue - Archive Material - Haulage Capacity of Locomotives
     

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