Zahra Webb (aged 11), a member of the EYEs (Eastleigh Young Engineers), mechanises her pet rubber duck. Martin Johnson puts his boiler computer models to use by simulating the boiler of a popular miniature design. Having shown how convincing photographs of miniature locomotives can look, Doug Hewson turns to photographing wagons, with the same impressive results. Stewart Hart discusses ‘dead weight’ pressure testers and ‘repurposes’ a redundant pressure gauge. The editor begins the story of how he built a ground level 5 inch gauge garden railway, kicking off with a discussion of the ‘design parameters’. Martin Gearing starts work on the Model Engineer vertical boiler by preparing the copper boiler barrel. James Wells draws inspiration from the Pacific Islands and tries his hand at carving his own Moai. Dr. Ron Fitzgerald continues his survey of the French 4-6-0 compound locomotives introduced in the early years of the 20th century by the Chemins de Fer du Nord. Mick Knights begins the construction of his quarter scale BR2 rotary aero engine by machining the cylinders. Geoff Theasby supplies his usual survey of the club scene and our front cover features an engine he came across at the Grimsby and Cleethorpes club.