Issue 1 1985 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
An O Gauge Convert Confesses
Author, enthusiast and modeller par excellence Bob Essery explains how, with the passage of time, his modelling interests have grown upwards in size and backwards in time.
Bob charts the development of his modelling 'career' from 00, through EM, to P4 (and the construction of 'Heckmondwike') to his 'conversion' to O gauge, his preference for the pre-grouping era and his initial plans for a 7mm model based around Dewsbury.
A Yorkshire Navvy
Monty Wells builds a Craftsman '02' kit.
Includes drawings and prototype information. Class 02.
SR/LSWR S15 4-6-0 & 0415 Adams Radial 4-4-2T in 3mm. 7mm Cambrian 'Small Goods' 0-6-0. Oford Maltings from the East Suffolk Light Railway.
The LNWR in the home counties has a peculiar flavour, far removed from the mills and hills of its midland and northern territories. Amid the comparative affluence of, say, Hertfordshire or Middlesex, the black locomotives and panelled passenger stock had a slightly 'foreign' attitude, yet carried with all the assurance that the Premier Line's very real power, prestige and wealth could bestow. Capturing that complex but unmistakable atmosphere is no easy task, but Dave Pennington has done it with his model of Stanmore.
No. 1 Shop: R-T-R to Finescale – Fast
The Model Railway Journal's 'No. 1 Shop' is a detailed, far-reaching series on the art of locomotive building, initially in 4mm scale, but diversifying into both the smaller and grander scales as time goes on.
A step-by-step guide to constructing a beam-compensated GWR 48xx/14xx 0-4-2T in 4mm finescale, using the Dapol body, Perseverance etched chassis and various detailing components. Includes prototype drawings and photos.
Etched signal box in 2mm scale
Churchward Models 2mm scale etched kit for a GWR timber signal box.
In the first of our narrow gauge features, Roy Link relates an exercise in ferro-equinology.
Prototype notes and drawings, and construction of scratchbuilt model.
Modelling Baulk Road Pointwork - Part 2
In the special preview issue of Model Railway Journal Andrew Wiles looked at the prototype details of pointwork for baulk road. In this issue the methods evolved, both for the production of components in 4mm scale, and their assembly into a working point are described.
Outline of MRJ review policy. Book review: 'The 2mm Handbook'.