9 results found for 'Alan Brackenborough'

  • 7mm Autotrain

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 237 (2015)



    Ace model painter Alan Brackenborough gives us his take on modelling the GWR's much-loved autotrains in 7mm scale.

    Tags: auto-coaches / auto-trailers, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits

  • A Halt for the Garden

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 276 (2020)



    Continuing the GWR railmotor/autotrain theme, Alan Brackenborough describes this recently constructed halt for his delightful garden railway

    Tags: buildings, GWR / Great Western Railway, RTR / kit conversions, scratchbuilding

  • Finescale in the Garden

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 176 (2007)



    Painter supreme Alan Brackenborough takes us on a tour of his 7mm scale garden railway - a masteriece of balance and proportion, an object lesson in awareness of the possibilities of space. Like everything Brack does, it's beautifully conceived and executed, the perfect showcase for his ever-growing collection of exquisite hand-built models.

    Tags: garden railways, layouts

  • GWR 'Toplight' in 7mm scale.

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 173 (2007)



    Alan Brackenborough builds a mixed-media kit from Just Like the Real Thing.

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway

  • Maunsell's Main-Line Stock

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 169 (2006)



    Alan Brackenborough models these fine coaches in 7mm scale.

    Tags: coaches, SR / Southern Railway

  • MRJ Portfolio

    Alan Brackenborough, Malcolm Mitchell

    Issue 270 (2019)



    7mm King built by Malcolm Mitchell using his own etched kit with many handmade components. Painted by Alan Brackenborough

    Tags: etched brass, MRJ Portfolio, photography, steam locomotives

  • Painting - by an old master

    Barry Norman, Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 76 (1995)


    In an age when finescale modelling is becoming increasingly new-fangled, Alan Brakenborough is an anomaly, rigidly sticking with the simplest tools and materials to produce what many regard as the best finishing to be found anywhere in the world. When MRJ asked Alan to explain his methods, Barry Norman accepted the photographic assignment with both hands and set off in the snow to meet someone whose work he had admired for many years. It was better - but very different - than expected, and we couldn't resist asking Barry to briefly recall that remarkable day.

    Introduction by Barry Norman. Then Alan explains his methods.

    Tags: paints / painting, techniques

  • The Craft of Carriage Building

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 253 (2017)



    It is tempting and reassuring to build models from kits, but sometimes the urge to make something a little different and individual can be far more satisfying. So when wishing to make another set of 7mm carriages to run the service between Oxford and Worcester on his beautiful garden line that we featured in MRJ 176, the opportunity arose for Alan Brackenborough to build not only something different, but also more fitting historically. After researching likely composition of the train, he settled on three different carriage diagrams, none of which were available as kits. Here he describes how he approached this project, explaining the methods he used to scratchbuild these Dean clerestory carriages in the well-worn and patched-up condition that they would have been in during the 1930s.

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway, plasticard / styrene, scratchbuilding

  • The Craft of Carriage Building

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 258 (2017)



    Continuing from the first part of his article published earlier this year in MRJ 253, Alan Brackenborough describes how he builds the underframes, and completes his 7mm scale Dean clerestory carriages

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding