Issue 12 1987 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
Scratchbuilding Model Wagons
In the first part of this important article Chris Crofts puts the case for scratchbuilding and examines prototype construction of frames and bodywork of traditional opens.
West Leake - GCR
John Quick describes his delightfully atsmospheric Protofour layout.
Baed on the Great Central Railway's freight-only Gotham Branch, South Nottighamshire.
No. 1 Shop: Matters Arising
General discussion relating to No. 1 Shop projects, including details of the MJT 'Russell' RG4 gearbox conversion kits.
Chassis Building in the smaller scales
The essentials of split-frame construction in 2mm scale, by Mike Bryant.
Momentous Developments in Semaphore Control
It has long been one of Chris Pendleton's 'things' to try and reproduce, on model semaphore signals, the graceful action of the prototype as seen at the arm and as felt at the lever. This is one of the great pleasures of the traditional railway and here Chris relates how he achieved this characteristic effect. But be warned - you will be required to reach back to the recesses of your mind, to distant schooldays and forgotten physics lessons; indeed back to the days when semaphore signals were plentiful on Britain's railways.
Operating mechanism for semaphore signals.
G.W.R. Independent Ground Signals
Drawings, photographs and notes by Martin Goodall.
4mm NCB Bagnall by Robin Arkinstall. 4mm London Transport complex signal by Clive Croome.
'MOROUS' and friends - The Nomadic Manning Wardles
Don Townsley looks at some comparatively famous names in the minor railway history book.
Prototype details and drawings of Selsey Tramway Manning Wardle 0-6-0Ts No.21 'Sidlesham', No. 178 'Morous' and No. 890 'Ringing Rock'.
'Geordie Pug' Variants
Well-known 4mm modeller John Wright - a serious student of the North Eastern - points the way for more simple variations on the Mainline 'J72'.
NER class '964' 0-6-0ST and class '44' 0-6-0ST.
Small Suppliers Forum
Trade Grapevine. Alistair Wright - 4mm and 7mm coach kits and parts. DJB Engineering - 7mm Bulleid Pacific kit. Golden Arrow - 4mm narrow gauge kits and parts.