CONTRIBUTORS THIS ISSUE Simon Kohler has been associated with the world of models and model railways for over 50 years, 35 of which have been with Hornby Hobbies Ltd mainly as Marketing Manager for the Hornby brand. Now working as an independent consultant to the models and hobbies industry, Simon is also Chairman of DRM ePublishing Ltd which owns Model Railway Express eMagazine. Pat Hammond is a well-known model railway historian, writer and collector. He has written 12 books for collectors and over 350 articles. He is also editor and publisher of Train Collector magazine, which is now in its ninth year. Books written by Pat include: “Tri-ang Railways 1950-1964”, “Triang Hornby 1964-1971”, “Hornby Railways 1972-1996”, “Bachmann Branchline Pocket Guide” and “Ramsay’s British Model Trains Catalogue” Cath Locke enjoys days out on preserved railways and especially longer trips involving food and alcohol! Cath is a member of CAMRA. Cath is also the new editor of Model Railway Express magazine.
Ann Onn is the long suffering wife of a 00 gauge modeller. Taxi and catering services are among her many talents. Vendor of tea and buns par excellence!
Dave Wheatley has always built models including military models, radio controlled boats and 1/24th scale trucks. But 00 gauge model railways has always been a constant He is currently moving his layout from loft to garage and rebuilding it. A fictitious location somewhere in Derbyshire, Eaton Road Heritage Centre has a strong LNER and Southern region feel running all the named trains Devon Belle, Flying Scotsman etc. with prototype diesels. All are DCC and will eventually all be sound fitted too. 94