Issue 156 2005 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
Small Suppliers Forum
Comet Models redesigned loco components in 4mm, S Kits 102T O&K bogie box wagon kit in 4mm, Connoisseur Models 30T bogie bolster C in 7mm, N Brass Locomotives LNWR 2-4-2T etched chassis kit, platelayers' trolleys kit and etched GWR and LMS pattern lamp irons in 2mm, Mainly Trains etched loco brake gear components in 4mm, Locolines foam strips for packing/storing 2mm, 3mm, 3.5mm and 4mm stock, Bratchell Models 'Sprinter' class 150/2 DMU kit, C-Rail Intermodal 30ft bulktainer kit and transfers
Lister auto truck
Having built a 7mm scale Scammel scarab, Paul Jarman turns his attention to another typical inhabitant of the steam era goods depot.
Reproducing Silver Railtank Liveries
Paul Jarman explores an innovative technique for applying realistic 'metal' finishes to plastic models
A monority Scale Preserved
Richard Pope, Secretary of The 3mm Society, marks an important milestone in the history of the organisation that presents itself as 'a cross between a preservation group and a co-operative'
Using techniques that can be applied across the board, John Sutton extols the pleasures and satisfactions of creating a hand-built heavy freight locomotive in 3mm scale.
Variations on a theme by Robinson - the reboilered LNER O4 2-8-0s
John Sutton and Roger Marsh summarise the development of a fascinating series of sub-classes.
Scratchbuilding BR hopper wagons in 4mm scale
Peter Johnson looks at the 20T grain hopper.
Pretty in Pink
Derek Vaughan found traditional baseboards were far too heavy to move around. Searching for a lightweight substitute of comparable rigidity, he discovered the amazing properties of styrofoam.
A GWR ADC for PMT
Having made fifty-odd milk churns from plastic tube and strip, Geoff Kent turns his attention to a lorry to carry them.
Pendon Museum Trust
How the West was Won..
Tim Shackleton digs deep into his collection of superlatives to review the Heljan class 52 'Western' - and then rips this outstanding 4mm scale RTR model apart to convert it to P4.
[Photos: Egg-ended boiler]
Two photographs of egg-ended boilers at Haswell Colliery, County Durham, c.1880 and at Derwent Colliery in 1966.