Issue 151 2004 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
The Thursford Project
For over 20 years, Ray Sortwell has been planning to build a layout based on the Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway, which ran from Bourne and Peterborough to the Norfolk coast. Early retirement in 1992 provided the opportunity to devote the necessary time. Here he explains the background and some of the problems encountered to date.
Class 13 'Siamese twins' in P4 built by Gareth Bayer from two Bachmann class 08s
The Science of Numbers
Back in MRJ 141 there were two excellent articles dealing with the replication of faded former private owner lettering on wooden coal wagons operated by British Railways. But why did they carry such lettering? And was there any pattern to the numbers that they carried, all prefixed P? I have been researching this topic for many years and am getting close to being able to compile a book. It's still a year or two off, so, as an interim and to enhance what David Lane and John Sutton have already written, here is what can be told thus far.
Small Suppliers Forum
Backwoods Miniatures O/16.5 Davenport 0-4-0 kit, Wizard Models/51L PCA cement hopper kit in 4mm, N Brass Locomotives LMS pattern loco snowplow kit in 2mm, Laurie Griffin MR/LMS/BR loco screw couplings, LNER/SR and LMS vacuum pipes, fire irons, fireman's shovel and oil pots and cans in 7mm, S Kits nuclear flask wagon kits in 4mm
Tempted by an untouched second-hand kit, Steve Hall got more than he bargained for.
Making Tie Bars
Norman Solomon demonstrates a tried and tested method
Then, with your third hand
These words apply to many model-making operations. Allan Sibley shows how he overcame a familiar problem.
GW Models wheel press and quartering jig
Time and Distance
Vernon Harrod goes back to maths class to offer a GCSE (Grade U) guide to scale speeds.
Blea Moor: The Hill
Peter Kirmond captures the vastness of the Pennine moorland in 4mm scale.
A Spooner Album
A selection of archive illustrations, including phtographs taken by R. H. Bleasdale, of the Festiniog Railway presented in a book published by RCL Publications for the Festiniog Railway Historical Society
David Jenkinson 1934-2004