Issue 137 2002 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Martyn Welch
Small Suppliers Forum
Connoisseur Models LNER/BR N10 0-6-2T kit in 4mm and 7mm, Aust Components 7mm vacuum and steampipe castings from CPL, 2mm Scale Association LNER Toad E and BR dia 1/506 20T brake van kits, HMRS signwriter's lettering transfers in many sizes, High Level Kits price increases, Branchlines Austin Ruby saloon kit in 1:43, Ixo 1:43 scale Austin 7, Comet Models Gresley dia 175 coach kit in 4mm, Original Omnibus Company Bedford OB in 4mm, C&L Finescale distributes Carr's Modelling Products
Bucks Hill In the Making
Kevin Wilson decided that 31mm would be the track gauge for his new 7mm layout. This decision brought about its own problems, but he's slowly getting there and we hope to return for progress reports from time to time.
Small Suppliers Plus
Etched Golden Arrow insignia in 4mm from Fox Transfers
A Barclay Bruiser
The finished P4 model exudes an oily sheen, achieved by spraying much-diluted Metalcote Gunmetal from half and inch away - the further the spraying distance, the flatter the finish. Note the oil seepage on the bodyside panels and along the footplate, the grubby handrails and the scruff marks around the steps. Details such as this take seconds to apply but make a word of difference to the appearance. I fancy I can hear the throb of the eight-cylinder Gardner engine and the hiss of brakes being released.
Bath Green Park Station
When Graham Hitchen was persuaded to construct a 4mm model of this grand structure, he wasn't really sure how successful it might be, but we think his concerns were quite unfounded.
David James Johnson 13th April 1937 - 15th July 2002
David James Johnson 13th April 1937 - 15th July 2002 a personal tribute
Sticky Situations - Part 2
Having looked closely at the properties of cyanos, epoxy resins and contact adhesives, John R. E. Lythgoe considers some of the more specialised products used in modelmaking.
The East Lynn Saga Part Three
The MRJ Interview: MARTIN FINNEY
In the year that sees him celebrating 15 years as a designer, Martin Finney talks to MRJ about the philosophy behind his loco kits - universally acknowledged as the best money can buy.