The arrival of several articles about building rail buses has allowed me to give the January issue of Garden Rail a bit of the theme. We have freelance, Isle of Man and a weird BMW conversion in the issue. I know that these short trains are always popular with modellers, so hope the readers agree.
We've also got a fair bit of recycling going on with The Biscuit Tin Railway and a Re-Recycled Railway. The former is a fascinating 10mm scale model running on 16.5mm gauge track which I was initially not sure about, but seeing it on the page am glad it's in there are the model is both fascinating and good looking.
We've some proper hard-core engineering too with re-plumbing a steam loco cab and a look at the right sort of water to ensure your locomotive enjoys a long life. As someone who is very much not an engineer, I love this stuff and it's so useful to people in a similar situation to me.