7 results found for 'Sid Stubbs'

  • A Scale Micrometer

    Sid Stubbs

    Issue 86 (1996)


    With his usual engineering panache, Sid Stubbs gets scale measurement down to a fine art (and then goes mad and makes it even finer!).

    Tags: tools

  • Large Diameter Turntable Well

    Monty Wells, Sid Stubbs, Norman Dale

    Compendium 2 (1994)



    Norman Dale, who submitted this article shortly before his death at the age of 78, needed a big turntable to cope with his 0-8-0 tender engines - so big, in fact, that the well was beyond is turning capacities. In typical style, he devised a hand-built well based on a small center made in his metal-working lathe and cut out using a simple radius cutter. We pass it on here for the wider benefit, with special thanks to Norman's good friend Sid Stubbs, for his help in preparing these notes, and to Monty Wells, for making the drawings from rough sketches.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, turntables

  • Midland Compound No. 2631

    Sid Stubbs

    Issue 96 (1997)



    An EM model, scratchbuilt, right down to the motor.

    Tags: motors, MR / Midland Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Midland Kirtley 0-6-0

    Sid Stubbs

    Issue 99 (1997)



    Scratchbuilt 40 years ago, Sid Stubb's EM gauge engine still runs perfectly.

    Tags: MR / Midland Railway, pre-grouping, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Midland No.202 in EM

    Sid Stubbs

    Issue 81 (1995)



    Sid Stubbs describes a remarkable little engine which presented a number of problems in 4mm scale. Here's how real engineering resolved them.

    Scratchbuilt MR 0-4-2T. Includes scale drawings.

    Tags: MR / Midland Railway, pre-grouping, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • No. 1 Shop: Insulated Efficiency

    Sid Stubbs

    Issue 56 (1992)


    Having described his method of making high-efficiency worm drives (MRJ No. 42), Sid Stubbs explains some straightforward methods for building high-efficiency chassis to put them in

    Using 'Tufnol' stretchers and axle insulators

    Tags: chassis, No. 1 Shop

  • No.1 Shop: High Efficiency Worm Drives

    Sid Stubbs

    Issue 42 (1990)



    Now in his 70th year, Sid Stubbs is - as indicated by the letters M.I.Mech.E after his name - a highly-qualified engineer as well as being a well-known and long-standing modeller of great repute, particularly in the Manchester area where he lives. Over an extraordinarily long modelling career, he has helped a large number of less-skilled modellers achieve good results, and here, using school-level maths and plain language, he explains the secrets of his own make of high-efficiency worm-driven gearboxes.

    Tags: gearboxes, No. 1 Shop, scratchbuilding