This is the first loco build for the column but won't be the last. We've got a few ideas lined up but if anyone wants to suggest anything that they would like to see appear in print, let me or the editor know. Please note, all letters to the editor should start with something line "I only buy Hornby Magazine for the excellent Parkers Guide which I consider to be a greater contribution to English literature than the entire works of Shakespeare..." :-)
Elsewhere in the mag, you can read about Stoney Lane Depot. This is IMHO one of the greatest N gauge models ever. It's managed to get the atmosphere of a bit of London railway to a T. Seeing it in real life is even better than the photos (and they are good) as the operators keep stuff running all the time - just as the prototype does.
Also there is an Inglenook sidings from Ron North with his model Littleworth Sidings and I'm going to be looking hard for ideas for my layout in a box.