4 results found for 'Dave Bradwell'
Coal and Steel at Derwenthaugh
Issue 195 (2009)
In MRJ 151 Dave Bradwell urged us to "just get on and build it". Now he moves on to "just operate it". Though cosmetically unfinished, Derwenthaugh has already captured the feel of the railway doing its job for industry. He has adapted American model railway practice to give his layout a real sense of purpose and expand the Finescale approach to its ultimate dimension.
Detailed look at how Dave uses an adaptation of the American card in pocket method of forming and running goods trains, providing a real sense of purpose for operation, much closer to the prototype, rather than just running a sequence of 'block' trains passing through with 'random fiddling' of stock in sidings. Accompanying photos of the layout.
Derwenthaugh: Stretched realities, unexpected bonuses and hard-won truths
Issue 152 (2004)
Dave Bradwell argues that the best way to design the perfect layout is to start building it.
The Mighty Q6
Issue 82 (1995)
Some of the finer points and mysteries arising from scrathbuilding a 4mm/P4 model of a NER heavy hauler.
The Revolutionary Pendlenton-Mitchell Coach Bogie
Issue 64 (1993)
"Sensual" describes the smooth ride given by this simple new kit for 4mm coach bogies.
Spring coach bogies