17 results found for 'Tim Watson'

  • 36 Years of Copenhagen Fields

    Tim Watson

    Issue 279 (2020)



    The northern, Holloway bank section of this iconic 2mm layout first appeared in MRJ 46 in 1991. With the layout now well into its fourth decade and the southern section covering Belle Isle and the Kings Cross goods yard making steady progress, Tim Watson takes us through the layout's past, present and future.

    Tags: layout design, layouts

  • Big Wheels

    Tim Watson

    Issue 168 (2006)


    2mm/2mm FS

    The Stirling 8ft Singles were among the most beautiful engines ever to run - but they are notoriously difficult to model well, let alone in 2mm finescale. In building this exceptional locomotive form scratch, Tim Watson came up with a set of engineering solutions that are every bit as elegant as his prototype.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Born in the USA - Part 1

    Tim Watson

    Issue 86 (1996)


    2mm/2mm FS

    Scratchbuilding a 2mm finescale model of a Great Northern Baldwin class H1 2-6-0 which arrived on these shores in April 1900.

    Tags: GNR / Great Northern Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Born in the USA - Part 2

    Tim Watson

    Issue 87 (1996)


    2mm/2mm FS

    Tim Watson concludes his account of the building of his 2mm scale Baldwin, GNR No.1196.

    Tags: GNR / Great Northern Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Copenhagen Fields

    Tim Watson

    Issue 46 (1991)


    2mm/2mm FS

    Breaking new ground at every turn, the MRC's 2mm team are now making headway with the cityscape on their famous magnum opus. Tim Watson discusses some of the challenges.

    West Coast Main Line in North London.

    Tags: layouts, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway

  • Copenhagen Fields - Strip Track.

    Tim Watson, Mike Randall, Peter Clark, Bill Blackburn

    Issue 33 (1989)


    2mm/2mm FS

    The MRC's 2mm team try something unusual and challenging and very tough for the off-stage track sections of Copenhagen Fields. The result was 'mangled strip-track' as described here.

    Tags: track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • 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

  • Elegant antique gear meshing

    Tim Watson

    Compendium 2 (1994)


    Tim Watson, who knows a thing or two about teeth, found an invaluable modelling aid on the second-hand market. Similar tools are still available - at a price - and. as Tim demonstrates, may be worth the investment.

    Tool used predominantly in the watch and clock-making business for determining the depth of mesh of gears.

    Tags: tools

  • Filing the Fiddly Bits

    Tim Watson

    Issue 256 (2017)


    Tim Watson describes his techniques for accurately filing and fashioning parts in 2mm scale

    Tags: scratchbuilding, techniques

  • Inversnecky & Drambuie

    Tim Watson

    Issue 89 (1996)



    The other half of this magnificent, early finescale 2mm layout will appear at the Scale Show, despite the NRM's mindless determination to hang on to the remainder. Tim Watson tells the story.

    Roland Bryant's 1940's 2mm layout.

    Tags: layouts