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Fell Diesel Mechanical Locomotive

Adrian Ashford builds a model based very closely on an experimental locomotive which was displayed with other new locomotives as part of the 1951 Festival of Britain.

The Building of the Maelstrom

Santiago Plicio describes the construction of his fairground thrill ride model.

The Secretary’s Challenge

Geoff Carter tells us how he came up with the idea for our Challenges.

Xtreme Dragster Races

Our members compete to find the best Xtreme pull-back motor dragsters and hot rods.

Plasser & Theurer 08–475 Unimat Ballast Tamper

Bryan Jones and Laurie Webb’s machine corrects and stabilises railway track geometry.

Robotic Dockside Crane

This model from Allen Berman is powered by Lego Mindstorms motors and a NXT controller.

Industrial Railway

An award-winning 1:16 scale model of a locomotive and rolling stock by Brian Elvidge.

“Big Hog” Bucyrus Erie 3850 Giant Stripping Shovel

Greg Clarke describes his model of the Bucyrus Erie 3850.

The Metal Robots Collection Review

Brian Elvidge reviews a series of three modern kits from Meccano.

James May’s Toy Stories Review

Chris Warrell reviews the TV series and reports from the tie-in toy fair in London.