Chris Rayward describes the construction of a 5 inch gauge L&NWR 0-8-2T heavy shunting engine. The Cheltenham Society of Model Engineers is 80 years old this year so Graham Gardner pays a visit to share in the celebrations. The Sale Area Model Engineering Society can now steam locomotives up in all weathers thanks to their new steaming bay canopy; Stuart Clayton reports. Rhys Owen takes a day trip on an elderly French Diesel-electric locomotive. Martin Evans embarks upon the manufacture of the points for his garden railway and discusses the mathematics of the point geometry. Martin Ranson makes a cab for his 32mm steam locomotive. Mick Knights machines the front nose and propeller mounting for his quarter scale Bentley rotary aero engine. Canon Roger Davis decides that sticking a piece of old hosepipe into the tank to fill a locomotive up with water somehow lacks style and looks for something a little more elegant. Martin Gearing completes the assembly of his vertical boiler by silver soldering the tubes and tubeplates into the boiler shell. The Bradford Society of Model Engineers rebuilds their raised track and invites Diane Carney along to declare it open; our front cover celebrates the event.