5 results found for 'John Birkett-Smith'

  • Ashburton

    John Birkett-Smith

    Issue 94 (1997)



    John Birkett-Smith recovered a surgical cast-off to create this 2mm portrayal of a favourite Devon prototype.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • Buildings in the Smaller Scales

    John Birkett-Smith

    Issue 256 (2017)


    2mm, 3mm, 4mm

    John Burkett-Smith describes his techniques for constructing buildings in smaller scales (2mm-4mm)

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding, techniques

  • Copenhagen Fields - the baseboards

    Tim Watson, John Birkett-Smith, Mike Randall

    Issue 18 (1987)



    The layout under construction by a group of the Model Railway Club's 2mm scale modellers is one of the most talked about modelling projects for years. Everything about 'Copenhagen Fields' is radical and needs to be - for 'Chiltern Green' is a hard act to follow. Here, Tim Watson, John Birkett-Smith and Mike Randall discuss the layout's remarkable baseboards in the first of several articles which will trace the project's development.

    Tags: baseboards, layout design, layouts

  • Painted Backscenes

    John Birkett-Smith

    Issue 266 (2018)


    John Burkett-Smith's visually stunning layouts have been widely admired for the way he sets the railway in the landscape. A not insignificant factor in hits are the beautiful back scenes. Here John outlines the techniques and materials used in their creation

    Tags: backscenes, paints / painting, techniques

  • Totnes, change for the Ashburton Branch

    John Birkett-Smith

    Issue 205 (2011)



    Like John Birkett-Smith, many of us were inspired by seeing 'Chiltern Green' under construction at Central Hall, one Easter. Today, John's imaginative portrayal of Totnes, is the inspiration to those of us that enjoy seeing a railway modelled within its landscape, a concept so suited to 2mm scale.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts