APRIL 2018

From the editor

Inspiration can come in the most surprising of places. One cold night a few weeks ago I found myself at a lecture given by a lady who works as a guide for Saltaire World Heritage Site in West Yorkshire.

She was a fascinating speaker, but every time she mentioned railways my ears pricked up.

The next day I booked train tickets so I could see this amazing survivor of the Industrial Revolution for myself.

Not only was the railway fundamental to the building of this place, but it also has a fascinating railway history and is a great place to model. You can read more about what I discovered on page 37.

The debate over The Biggest Little Railway in the World has given me nearly as heavy a postbag as discussions over DCC.

This month we’ve got a letter from someone who took part in the programme who says it has taken modelling to a new audience and that the programme is getting great feedback. Turn to page 29 to see what he said.

Modelling inspiration around the Saltaire area on page 37.

In this issue we’ve also got Ian Redman from Small ‘N’ Working who creates beautiful layouts in the smallest of spaces. If you’ve always wanted to see a loco running in a coconut shell then turn to page 26.

Howard Leader has written another piece for RMM, this month about how he managed to recreate a lost Lincoln landmark from very few photographs.

Turn to page 14 to read about how he built the Great Northern Hotel.

We’ve got all your favourites including three more reviews from Nigel Burkin, and Blasts from the Past, which takes a look at Rivarossi.

Two more reader layouts are on page 34 – to see yours in print, email RMModellingeditor@mortons.co.uk

Sarah Palmer Editor