8 results found for 'Jim Smith-Wright'
A Class 317 EMU in P4
Issue 231 (2014)
Striking in its Network South East livery, the class 317 made an impression on a young brummy lad. Partly admired for its ugliness, Jim Smith-Wright was inspired to build one for his developing model of Birmingham New Street which has periodically appeared in the pages of MRJ. He tells the story of its fascinating history, which at one time caused a national strike, and then describes how, using Bratchell Models kits, he built one
Issue 257 (2017)
A Black Country industrial evocation in P4 by Jim Smith-Wright
Issue 237 (2015)
Atmospheric shot of a down-at-heel ex-LMS upper quadrant signal on Brettel Road, Jim Smith-Wrigh's 4mm scale layout based on the GWR sidings at Birmingham Moor Street.
Overhead Electrification in 4mm scale
Issue 172 (2007)
Jim Smith-Wright is modelling Birmingham New Street in P4. Here is his work-in-progress report on one of the most challenging aspects of the entire project - scratchbuilding the overhead wiring supports.
Portfolio 1-3 - Contrasting moods
Issue 225 (2013)
The construction of a p4 near-scale model of Birmingham New Street in the mid-1980s by Jim Smith-Wright has been much lauded and has already featured on the pages of MRJ. Here, a new Portfolio of three photographs shows off not only Kim's excellent photographic skills but the way in which his modelling captures the different mood by night of this station of contrasts.
Shunting with sound
Issue 166 (2006)
Jim Smith-Wright gets closer to the real thing by kitting out a 4mm scale class 08 with a full sound system.
Working Brake Pipes
Issue 164 (2006)
Jim Smith-Wright comes up with a dazzingly simple way to crack a long-standing conundrum. It seems it's all down to magnetic attraction.
Issue 215 (2012)
Jim Smith-Wright describes how he tackled one of Britain's most distinctive 1960s railway buildings for his model of Birmingham New Street