Issue 131 2001 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Martyn Welch
Small Suppliers Forum
Connoisseur Models SR G6 and NBR Class M/LNER Class C15 loco kits in 7mm, Trainsfers Hurst Models Serco 'orange lozenge' waterslide transfers in 2mm and 4mm, Agenoria Models 2-4-2T Selsey loco kit in 7mm, Martin Finney GWR curved frame Bulldog kit in 4mm and 7mm,
A Ruston with Refinements
Construction of a Judith Edge Kits Ruston 165DS diesel shunter locomotive kit in 4mm
Modelling the British Rail Era by Ian Fleming, Staith to Conveyor - An Illustrated History of Coal Shipping Machinery
Jackson's for Sprung Bogies
Alex Jackson coupling modifications for sprung coach bogies
Mike Osborne returns to the pages of MRJ with another fine wagon scratchbuilt in plastic card.
Whether to Weather?
Once reluctant to attempt weathering for himself, after a few initial setbacks Barry Norman kept at it until he got it right - a lesson for all of us who want tom improve our modelling.
Layouts for Operation
Layout design based on the Barry Railway
Roye England's Modelling Notebooks - Part 7 Tiles and Slates
Roye's techniques for modelling tiles and slates were broadly similar, the key differences being in the differing dimensions of the two types of roofing and their thickness, terracotta tiles being generally thicker than slates. Here he describes the basic task of marking out and cutting tiles for the models of the farmhouse from Badbury Farm and one of the sheds attached to the smithy from Childrey.
A general overview of slate roof construction by Bob Alderman.
Finescale from RTR - Part 2
Converting Bachmann wagons to P4
Taking nothing on trust, J. Douglas Smith measured the performance of some pointwork components and constructional techniques.
Geoff Taylor returns to our pages with another of his superb 4mm buildings.
Signal and Turnout Operating Unit
Peter Squibb builds a geared unit from Brassmasters