Issue 11 1986 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
Class 73 Electro-Diesels
Improvements and conversions to the exceptional 4mm Lima model, by Monty Wells.
Includes prototype notes, drawings and livery details.
Casting new parts for the 73/0
In describing work required for the 73/0 equipment compartment, Monty takes the opportunity to pass on copy-casting techniques gleaned from Andy Wiles - to whom full credit is given - at the 1986 railway modellers' weekend, Missenden Abbey, during May, where both Wells and Wiles were lecturers.
No. 1 Shop: A Simple DC Controller for the RG4
Chris Langdon comes up with a low-cost, easy-to-build controller for the better model railway motors.
No. 1 Shop: Matters Arising
General introduction to this issue's No. 1 Shop articles.
No. 1 Shop: The third and final J15
Conclusion to the No. 1 Shop project started in issue 7.
No. 1 Shop Review: Solder stripper and metal surface conditioner
Review of Carrs solder stripper and metal surface conditioner.
View of Welshpool & Llanfair Railway running between house backs in Welshpool, 1948.
View from the Southampton Model Railway Society's 00 layout, Newhampton. Derby lightweight DMU in P4 by John Forster.
A Winter's Tale
He had it coming, right enough, and Shirley Rowe tells just how he got it!
Shirley Rowe recounts a practical joke.
Chris Pendleton describes a once common lineside feature.
GNR & ECJS six-wheel Full Brakes
Nick Campling discusses another prototype represented in the D&S Kits 4mm range.
Diagrams 299, 301 and 303.
Midland six-wheel Full Brake
More comprehensive help notes on another new Slater's kite - a first venture into passenger stock (and also a full brake as it happens) - prepared by Allan Sibley.
Midland Railway diagram 530.
Modelling a G.W.R. 55ft Turntable
Recently commissioned into service at Pendon, and receiving wide acclaim, is the turntable at Pen Tor Road locomotive shed. Built by Tony Reynalds, this 4mm scale creation is modelled on an original at Kingswear in South Devon and is described here in an MRJ report.
Towyn Wharf to Pendre
David Cox discusses the Greenwich and District Narrow Gauge Railway Society's 4mm layout and explains why narrow gauge and 'atmosphere' go together.
Talyllyn Railway, 1971.
On the grounds that one doesn't need to be able-bodied to enjoy finescale modelling, Martin Pitt offers the following ideas to disabled aspirants. They are also sound suggestions for the elderly and the plain lazy!
Small Suppliers Forum
Eric Underhill - 7mm Fowler diesel mechanical shunter kit. Churchward Models - 45xx. Roy Link - 7mm narrow-gauge track. Howard Scenics - embossed card brick sheets. Rivendell Kits - 2mm brick papers.