3 results found for 'Maurice Hopper'
Slow Modelling - an alternative way forward
Issue 274 (2019)
Maurice Hopper considers some alternative views of railway modelling. Starting from the belief that human beings have a need to make things, he suggests the tendency to commission components for our modelling production is contrary to the benefits if being mindfully engaged in the process of making a model.
As one who has been 'playing' with model trains on and off for 65 years, he reviews his modelling activities with some criteria not often found in modelling circles.
The Attractions of Resin Casting
Issue 199 (2010)
There are a surprising number of castings, etchings and parts available to the S Scale modeller. Some, like the new plastic chairs and Alan Gibson driving wheels, have been sponsored by the society, others have been mastered by individual members. A good example of this self-help approach is the work being undertaken by Maurice Hopper. As a modeller of the London and South Western Railway, he needed a range of outside-framed box vans to run on his layout, so he decided to find out how to master one out of resin. This interested me, so I asked him how this was done. Maurice's enthusiasm for this way of model-making has grown into the Exeter Wagon Works, (www.wagonworks.webeden.co.uk) and here he explains how to go about it.
Trees from seamoss
Issue 208 (2011)