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Copyright © 2005-2012
James Makin
Wells Green TMD

Magazine articles and publicity

Here are several of my recently published articles available online, ranging from full details on how to build MTA wagons from scratch, repainting class 158 DMUs, to exhibition publicity surrounding the layout.

DEMU UPDate Magazine no.46 - published October 2006

Genetically Modified 'GM's: The low emission '66's

A step by step guide on recreating the newest variant of the class 66, now in service with Freightliner, DRS and GB Railfreight.

Rail Express Magazine no.119 April 2006

'Wells Green TMD'

A full description of the layout and the story behind its construction appeared in this issue, and this will be made available online soon.

DEMU UPDate Magazine no.43 - published January 2006

'Bachmann MTA wagon review'

Summing up the good and bad points of Bachmann's latest D&E wagon release.

DEMU UPDate Magazine no.42 - published September 2005

'Showcase 2005'

Images of exhibitors at the DEMU Showcase event.

Model Rail Magazine no.83 September 2005

'Experimental Wales & West Class 158'

A small feature about how I created a model of the prototype blue, turquoise, orange and silver Wales & West liveried 158867.

Rail Express Magazine no.110 July 2005

'Showcase smashes attendance record'

Highlights from Diesel and Electric Modellers United's Showcase exhibition, held at Burton on Trent, June 4th 2005.

Trains Online Magazine no.13 June 2005

'Burton competition winner is a real masterpiece in miniature'

Some of the story behind Wells Green TMD, accompanied with images taken at its debut exhibition appearance.

DEMU UPDate Magazine no. 39 - published February 2005

'Scratchbuilding EWS MTA wagons'

A beginners guide to building some wagons - in this case the 'MTA' ballast wagon, using Plastikard and an old Hornby TTA wagon chassis.

Model Rail Magazine no. 72 October 2004

'Cornwall's local speciality'

Recreating an Arriva class 158 in 'Ginsters' advertising livery, using home-produced transfers.