This article was published in edition 18 of
Model Railway Journal in 2009. If you don't
know this publication, it is rather different from
the regular modelling mags. More scholarly. And
this article illustrated only in black and white.
Finished, but still to be painted
The Forth Hotel by Don Rowland. Built to
Scalefour standards. Scalefour is a railway
modelling scale of 4mm/ft (1:76.2), differing
from OO in that it promotes and encourages
the use of fine scale standards with a particular
emphasis on the use of scale wheels and track.
His Forth hotel article is very serious, focused
especially on the process of researching and designing
the prototype and model rather than detail on
Work in progres
Don Rowland is clearly a veteran modeller.
I found a passing reference to him in the
rmweb forum ( a place for serious discussion
of railway modelling that I keep finding
little nuggets in). In 2013 reference was made to him being
"slightly frail but charming as ever" and to his "writings
of 40 years ago .... still of interest and use". His
approach suggests a background in technical drawing and
model engineering rataher than my own make it up as you
go along crude carpentry approach. An inspirational
piece of writing and modelling.