5 results found for 'Geoff Williams'
Issue 0 (1985)
Geoff Williams' model of Aylesbury, LNWR, has never been publicly exhibited, yet it is known to serious modellers throughout the country as a 4mm scale classic – a pioneering 'elder statesman' among finescale layouts. The photographs shown here amply demonstrate how it managed to grab the imagination and affection of so many without ever having strayed from its Hertfordshire attic. The project grew up with Geoff's three sons, who all acquired father;s Euston bug and are now very much a part of the 'life's work' approach to the model. The years have wrought many changes and developments, which our pictures now bring completely up-to-date. But we are jumping ahead of the story. Aylesbury had to be stumbled upon and a false (if educational) start made before the present masterpiece could commence. These are Geoff's own words.
Issue 59 (1992)
In pre-Group and early Grouping days, the local railway station had genuine community importance. Virtually all arrivals and departures had economic significance and the people who worked there were held in high esteem - which was often reflected in the proud way they presented 'their' station to the world. Geoff Williams's 4mm model of Aylesbury station captures this atmosphere of activity, pride and community awareness in a remarkable way.
Issue 36 (1990)
Geoff's model of 'Aylesbury' has a townscape in a space truly too small for it to fit. It's an illusion created by oddly-shaped blocks and cut-outs that deceive the eye. Geoff demonstrates, brilliantly convincing results achieved by trial and error rather than mathematical formulae.
Rolling Stock at Aylesbury
Issue 52 (1992)
Helped in later years by his sons, Geoff Williams has been steadily building the rolling stock for his remarkable 4mm/EM model of Aylesbury LNWR since the 1950s. Designed to represent vehicles which might have been seen at Aylesbury in pre-Grouping days, this fascinating collection takes in everything from early cardboard scratchbuilds to the latest state-of-the-art etched productions. Here, Geoff describes some examples.
The Gas Works.
Issue 37 (1990)
Geoff outlines the basic ingredients of a realistic gas works and explains how 'representative selection' provided the model Aylesbury with a suitably impressive example of an essential period.