The copy dead line for Journal 6/18 has now passed and the final finishing touches are being added before generating the print ready files and sending it off to the printers. That means we’re in a position to let people know what will be included. As usual it contains a wealth of iNteresting and iNspirational content for all N gauge enthusiasts especially for the winter holiday season. There’s plenty of ‘how to’ articles including:
- HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF 3D PRINTS – Steve Da Costa (of Atso Cad) provides a masterclass of how to prepare 3D printed models ready for painting.
- POINT RODDING – Roger Beckwith shows how he made and added point rodding to his ‘Wrenton’ layout.
- SR THIRD RAIL TRACK – Eddie Palmer explains an innovative method for modelling SR conductor rail track.
- HOW TO BUILD A SIMPLE KIT – A photo feature demonstrating one way to assemble a simple plastic kit.
- BUILDING AN UN-REBUILT PATRIOT – Howard Staniforth describes how he produced one using a 3D printed body.
- BASHING A BEER TANKER – Another photo feature about making a typical beer road tanker from the 1980s.
Plus the Journal includes a wide range of other exclusively N gauge articles :
- Bungallow – A dockside layout by Robert Rowlands
- Roads – All you need to know about widths and types to model them accurately by Neil Dahlgaard-Sigswort
- Something Like Wylam – Peter Brown describes a high-level signal box project
- Modelling a Wheat Field – Derek Farmer demonstrates creating a cameo corner
- Class 33 N Focus – A brief look at the real locos and the models available in N gauge
- Annual Model Making Competition – A selection of photos of some of the entries at the 2018 AGM
- Centre Page Spread – Newcastle-by-the-Water
- A GWR Signal – Malcolm Kitchen builds one with co-acting arms
- Tooley Street – A look at models of the buildings in this famous London street
- Baseboard Supports – An ideal solution from Ian Dare
- Cromer Models & the Dennis E Bus – Ken Jones tells the story
- Bledington Mill – Stuart Brasier showcases this fine building model
- You’ve Never Had It So Good (Part 2) – Neil Walker recounts the suppliers he has used for his latest layout
- Shifting Sand – Stuart Brasier presents his roster of sand wagons
And, of course, all the usual regulars like:
- What’s New in N – 13 pages of N gauge news and reviews
- Mail Train – letters from members
- The Newsletter – the separate Society business supplement
Don’t forget that if your membership is due for renewal or lapsed, to re-join promptly to make sure that your copy is delivered directly to your home. The expected delivery period for this issue is week commencing 19th November.