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We want your Jubilee Party photos for MR 56!
Email to rail@atob.org.uk or post to A to B, 40 Manor Road, Dorchester DT1 2AX


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Ukraine’s Children’s Railways

Of the eight, most are more or less safe, but some are gravely threatened. Some history and a full report from the Small SouthWestern in Kyiv.

Poole Park Tracklaying

It’s all-new and it’s 10.25-inch gauge, but don’t let the consultants know!

From Goose to Swan

How a time-expired Cromar White Hymek emerged from the workshop as a swan, or more accurately, a Galloping Goose

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Miniature Railway 54

Inside MR54:

Waipuna Railway, New Zealand

A tiny urban site, but a lot of track, tunnels, trestles and fun, all courtesy of the local mechanical engineering group.

Ayton Castle

A very different 10.25-inch gauge railway in the Scottish Borders, transporting castle visitors the last half mile from the car park to the castle.

Paignton Zoo

Closure of this long-established line came as a complete bolt out of the blue in mid-January. We put together a potted history at the last second, together with details on how you can help the campaign to reverse the decision



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Miniature Railway 53

Previous issue MR53:

Valley Park Miniature Railway –
a typical park line from the 1940s

Beacon Hill Light Railway –
An unusual private line that squeezes three stations and four signal-boxes into a small suburban garden!

Mr Smith’s Amazing No.10 –
A tribute to engineer Tom Smith, who died in August. And see our video of the loco at https://studio.youtube.com/video/Ad3tlis_edM/edit

Oakhill Manor –
Some wonderful slides have been unearthed by Dave Hill

The There & Back Light Railway –
a new portable line

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Miniature Railway 52

Previous issue MR52:

Riverside Miniature Railway, St Neots
A brand new 7.25″ railway in this charming Cambridgeshire market town

The Finnish Quickie
We were in Finland in the last issue, and we’re back building a little battery-electric loco

Bow Hills

Deep in Herefordshire, a rarely visited hillside railway

Farewell to ‘Tram Man’ Howard Burford
A brief tribute to the man who broke the mould by building authentic trams

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Miniature Railway 51

Previous issue MR51:

Oulton Lodge Miniature Railroad
Galloping Geese and US steam from the 1860s… in Northamptonshire?

The Finnish Railway Museum
There won’t be many miniature railways further north than this! A fascinating story

Memories of Radwell Manor
Personal recollections of the 1930s and ’40s

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miniature-railway-50Previous issue MR50:

Greenly’s Canadian Pacifics
Best Welsh Anthracite!
Last Days at Mull Rail

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Previous issue MR49:

Farewell to Ise Valley
The 12-inch Gauge in Australia
Making Concrete Sleepers
A Cautionary Tale


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Previous issue MR48:
Mull & West Highland Remembered
The Shuzenji-Romney Railway
New Minimal Gauge Locos
Upgrade to Lithium-ion Batteries
Mr Brereton’s Locomotive!

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Previous issue MR47:
Liverpool Garden Festival Railway Voryd Park Railway
Bushey Miniature Railway
Bridge View Light Railway
Mr Leatham’s Locomotive!

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Previous issue MR46:

Fairy Glen Miniature Railway, New Brighton: 18-inch gauge
Churwell Woodland Railway: 7 1/4-inch

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Previous issue, MR45:
Alexandra Palace, Lakeside Miniature Railway: 15-inch gauge
Glenfinnan Woodland Narrow Gauge Railway: 7 1/4-inch gauge
New Class 08 for Faversham: 9-inch gauge

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Previous issue, MR44:
Cuckoo Hill Railway: 7 1/4-inch gauge

Tan-y-Bwlch & Creuau Bank Railway: 7 1/4-inch gauge
Hampton Loade Railway: 15-inch gauge

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Previous issue, MR43:
Radwell Miniature Railway: 10 1/4-inch gauge
Kitlands Light Railway: 7 1/4-inch gauge
The Plum Line – 5-inch gauge
The Bankside Miniature Railway

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Previous issue, MR42:
More Garden Railways of the 1920s and ’30s
The Return of ‘Katie’
The IMechE Railway Challenge – Results!
The Bankside Miniature Railway

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Previous issue, MR 41:
More Garden Railways of the 1920s and ’30s

Alderney Miniature Railway
Maritzburg Mallard
The IMechE Railway Challenge
More on the Far Tottering & Oyster Creek Railway

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Previous issue, MR40:
Somerford Light Railway
Wells & Walsingham Anniversary
Garden Railways of the 1920s and ’30s
Plus Canvey Island and much more

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Miniature Railway magazine fills the gaps left by other publications. We specialise in 5″, 7.25″, 9.5″, 10.25″, 12.25″ and 15″ miniature railways – both the commercial and garden varieties – and touch upon just about anything, either scale, miniature or narrow gauge from 5″ to 3″ 6″. Please contact us with any queries.

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