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A user note: I have tried to present the articles with a helpful précis. Historical and modelling aspects can overlap and search engines in a website can be limited: "Enter search string", for example, will only find the top hit per page. Running Firefox helps because keying CTR+F (and a precise word or phrase) will highlight all the hits on that page.

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Cattle traffic in LNER and BR days
- Historical overview of vehicles and train working.
The precursor to four articles with slightly haphazard titles.
3pp, 6 historical illus. Mar 2003

Cattle by Rail - LMS style
- LMS cattle trucks to D1661, two versions.
- Two David Geen kits built to the different versions, mainly the drop doors but other details too; I like kits which give you such opportunities.
3pp, 7 illus. (two prototype). May 2003

Something Fishy
- LMS 6T fishtruck with brief historical notes.
- Parkside Dundas kit souped up with several fittings, notably the AVB gear using various suppliers' parts (ABS, Masokits and MJT). Finished in BR maroon livery.
3pp, 5 illus. (1 prototype). Aug 2004.

Pilot duties
- Historical: an account of pilot engines around the country in LMS, LNER, GWR, SR and BR days.
- Covering station, yard and other duties.
7pp, 16 illus. Oct 2008

Coal trains in the steam era
- Historical overview of the traffic and workings.
- LMS, LMR, LNER, former GCR, GWR, WR, BR.
8 pp, illus. Oct 2009

Coal trains in the steam era - Part 2
- Historical overview of the traffic and workings.
- Coal Yards.
- Example photos on LNER ex-GCR, ER, LMS and LMR. RCH.
- Model examples based on kits from ABS and Slaters.
Please note that the "Anatomy of a wagon" was introduced without my knowledge: "W-iron" is not a railway term, not part of a wagon, and I have taken a fair bit of stick for this error! It is only a modeller's component. Got that, chaps? :)
6pp, 11 illus. (4 historical). Nov 2009

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