July 15, 2018
by Gavin Hince
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Great reader feedback on July’s NGDU…

Thanks to the readers who’ve provided some excellent feedback on our July edition, which featured Nicholas Kalis’ Fn3 “Oahu Sugar Company” railroad. Nicholas’ layout showcases a number of scenes in museum-style dioramas, allowing iconic scenes to be captured in the … Continue reading

April 7, 2018
by Gavin Hince
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No fooling… April NGDU is out now

The April 2017 edition is now available. This quarter, we¬†aim to inspire with Peter Kendall’s atmospheric HOn30 layout, “Deep Lake”. Coverage continues with Dieter Jaeger’s brilliant 1:48 sawmill; lightweight and flexible scenery with Ken Scales; and an account of a … Continue reading

December 15, 2017
by Gavin Hince
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Holiday reading? We’ve got you covered…

For some great holiday inspiration, the January 2018 edition of NGDU goes into the mail in the next few days. In this edition we visit an expansive garden-scale layout; take an innovative approach to detailing outdoors; build a useful “utility” … Continue reading

October 2, 2017
by Gavin Hince
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October NGDU out now!

The October edition of Narrow Gauge Downunder hits mailboxes and shelves this week. This edition features “Station Street”, an atmospheric depiction of rural Victorian life on the narrow gauge. There’s also a wide variety of projects for scratchbuilders: Peter Kendall … Continue reading

July 1, 2017
by Gavin Hince
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DSP&P Alpine Tunnel featured in July NGDU

George Sebastian-Coleman’s majestic “Alpine Tunnel” layout features in NGDU’s July edition. The pictorial feature shows how well George has captured the bleak uplands of the Rockies, and the struggle of tiny 3-foot gauge trains up the grades. Readers queried how … Continue reading

July 1, 2017
by Gavin Hince
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Subscription rates and cover price update

Hi all, A recent 5% hike in postal rates prompted us to look at NGDU’s cost structure, and we were surprised that the subscription and cover price hadn’t been adjusted since 2012. Since then, we’ve absorbed more than 50% growth … Continue reading

June 9, 2017
by Gavin Hince
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July edition out soon!

We’ve just received advance copies of the coming July edition of NGDU, out in the last week of June. This issue is a ripper – last year we visited master modeller George Sebastian-Coleman’s wonderful On3 layout. George has followed the … Continue reading

January 28, 2017
by Gavin Hince
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Holiday projects

I hope that most NGDU readers have the chance to tackle some refreshing projects over the holidays. My own project has been another foray into live steam – a 7/8″ Hunslet called “Jack”. This combines parts from Roundhouse engineering and … Continue reading

November 30, 2016
by Gavin Hince
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January edition preview

We’re just waiting on supplies for the January edition, which will be out prior to the Xmas break. What’s in store for your holiday reading? January’s issue features “Tracks to the Trenches” – Ian Shiels’ atmospheric WW1 layout. We also … Continue reading