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In this issue ...

Locomotives old and new: The French influence, kits in 7¼ inch gauge, a passenger tank and an icon of the Wild West both in 5 inch. An ‘executive toy’ - tiny but needing some careful work!

On the cover - an established design constructed by dental surgeon, Dr. Jean-Louis Figureau. This Rogers 4-4-0 was exhibited at Brooklands last year and won a Bronze Medal. Jean-Louis has thoroughly enjoyed making and adding the embellishments that give this locomotive such character but he started by visiting a survivor.
Puffie is a little tiny model - an executive toy, one might call it - that has been designed by Wolfgang Tepper. Its delightful design requires some rather fine machining. Something to test the little grey cells!
Alan Hopwood extends the life of a milling machine by refurbishing the table and Bryan Gawthorpe satisfies his curiosity by making two test models.
Jacques Maurel completes his taper turning attachment and looks into its applications.
A major new series starts this issue as Dr. Ron Fitzgerald presents a study of English and French locomotive development in the second half of the 20th Century. This in-depth study - Technologie Sans Frontières - compares and contrasts French and English locomotive engineering evolution and looks at the extent to which English success was indebted to French design.
Some members of the Eastleigh Club have long been dedicated to nurturing youngsters in model engineering and this time they involve the local Scouts in model boat construction, with great success.
Brian Baker completes his look at the success (or otherwise) of locomotive commercial kits. Whilst construction wasn’t’ quite as straightforward as it was supposed to be, he does concede that without them, he would not have two very splendid locomotives that perform extremely well and look even better! All this and much more!… !



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