Issue 15 1987 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
EM Rambles in Essex
Ken Morgan, EM Gauge Society stalwart and long-serving committee member, dispnese some philosophic nuggets discovered on the finescale road to Coggeshall, an Essex might-have-been.
Point Construction in EM - Step-by-step
Moving away from 4mm/00 means building your own pointwork. But, as Roger Johnson explains, it is nothing like the fearsome task it has been cracked up to be. Here, he reduces a rivet-and-ply turnout to ten basic steps.
No. 1 Shop: Matters Arising
General discussion of issues relating to No. 1 Shop projects, correspondence, etc.
A Simple EM Chassis
Starting in finer 4mm scale modelling has never been easier, according to MRJ credo. Here, in the context of this EM Special, we've set out to prove it by assigning a 'first step' job to a genuine EM beginner - the Reverend Louis Baycock (Iain Rice's rector and, until recently, an N-gauger). We gave him a small bag of goodies and a lot of encouragement; this is what he brought back.
Construction of Perseverance chassis with DS10 motor, Romford gears and Ultrascale wheels for the Dapol 'N2' body.
Joining the EM Gauge Society
Details of how to join and members' benefits.
The 'Pendon Factor' in 4mm development
Most modellers are aware of Pendon Museum's importance as a huge and imposing example of 4mm modelling at its very best. Fewer, perhaps, fully understand the impact this dreamlike project has had on the hobby as a whole, while others unwittingly misinterpret it. Here the museum's CMS, Guy Williams, traces technical development at Pendon and puts its very real achievements into historical perspective.
A scene from Dave Johnsons's 'Portreath'.
Roy Jackson, John Phillips and Geoff Kent introduce their magnificent new layout, the sucessor to 'Hgh Dyke'. This, the background to 'Dunwich', is the layout's first appearance in print - the forerunner of several constructional articles scheduled for MRJ.
Twenty-one years in EM
Barry Norman - of 'Petherick' fame - takes a stroll through his finescale modelling career, pointing out some landmarks along the way.
An Early Furness Mineral Wagon
Details and drawing of an 1864 prototype.
Cutting through chalk
Darenth is the creation of the Maxted family and represents a Kentish branch line during the late 1950s. Whilst a description of this attractive EM layout will appear in the next issue, by way of an introduction we publish here details of the methods used to model the attractive scenic effects including a very distinctive feature of Southern England's topography.
Modelling chalk cuttings.
Scratchbuilding Model Wagons
Chris Crofts concludes his series on making 4mm PO wagons with the trickiest bits - solebars and below.
Part 3 of 3. Continued from issue 14.
Moving Tie-bars for compensated stock
Jim Watts demonstrates that compensation and tie-bars are compatible and indicates applications beyond his preferred 2mm scale.
The MRJ team is building - or perhaps 'organising' would be a better word - a minimum-space exhibition layout in 7mm scale. It's radical in concept, experimental in nature - and it worries us all to death. Editor Bob Barlow tells of the uncomfortable birth-pangs of 'Inkerman Street, LMS' and, in committing it to print, ensures that we finish it.
1940 LMS (ex-L&Y).
The Non-Corridor Project
The prototypes of MRJ's project layout passenger stock described by David Jenkinson.
1940s LMS non-corridor coaching stock.
Nostalgia rules! An MRJ resumé of responses to our little foray into another railway modelling backwater in issue No. 12.
The Art of Weathering
Allan Sibley delves into the muck, both prototype and model. In this, the first of a two-part article, he discusses the ravages of the weather (among other things) on full-size steam locomotives.
Small Suppliers Forum
Parkside Dundas - 4mm wagon kits. Skytrex-Railscene - 4mm VW Beetle. DJB Engineering - 7mm Midland 'M' class 0-6-0 kit. ERG - buffers. Multicore Solder Ltd - 'Xersia Wick'. Taurgem Models - Colonel Stephens Ford railcar kit. Drafting and Design Systems - CAD services. Como - mini-drill. Four Track Models - class 121/122 4mm single unit kit. KTG Model Products - auto-couplings in 3mm/4mm/7mm.