Issue 155 2004 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
A controversial winner of the MRJ Chalice at Scaleforum 2004, this P87 essay by John Wright is one of those once-in-a-blue-moon layouts that has everything - prototype fidelity, operational interest, exquisitely evocative modelling and groundbreaking technology. It is the only layout we have ever seen - or probably will ever see - that justifies a departure from our traditional best-of-British focus. And to think it all began with Triang Transcontinental.
Three container wagons in 7mm for Bucks Hill by Kevin Wilson
A GWR ADC for PMT
A stunning model of a between-the-wars lorry built for Pendon Museum by Geoff Kent
Over the top
Charlie Harrison builds an LNER lattice signal gantry in 7mm
'Venus' with a northbound fitted freight passing through Dillicar troughs in late 1967.
Philip Hall gets his eyes tested - and finds a new way of taking the headache out of modelling close up.
Scratchbuilding BR hopper wagons in 4mm scale
Using styrene sheet and adapted kit underframes, Peter Johnson builds some high-capacity (and highly characteristic) wagons from the post-war era.
Quick P4 conversions of R-T-R wagons
Ray Hammond describes a painless way of adding springing to proprietary models.
The Monster Mash
EWS's 102T MBA ballast wagon is a truly massive vehicle. Tim Shackleton builds the same wagon from different manufacturers' 4mm scale kits - and, not surprisingly, finds as many variations and there are similarities.