Issue 157 2005 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
Small Suppliers Forum
Backwoods Miniatures SAR/WHR Beyer-Garratt kit in 7mm, Parkside Dundas Fruit D in 4mm, Cambridge Custom Transfers Fruit D and BR Grampus PW open transfers in 2mm, 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm and 7mm, Comet Models BR standard boiler components, Connoisseur Models LNER J20 it in 7mm, Steam and Things GWR four-wheel coach kits in 7mm
Making a Start
John Hayes believes the best way to build a layout is to simply get on with it.
A4 Pacific 'Golden Eagle' in 7mm scratchbuilt by Tony Reynalds and weathered by Martyn Welch.
Small Suppliers Plus
Mainly Trains J52 chassis and detailing kit in 4mm
The multi-gauge Bachrus 50 rolling road delivers versatility, vibration-free running and precision engineering. Tim Shackleton is ersiously impressed.
By his own admission Chris Nevard's idyllic 4mm branch isn't very hi-tech and doesn't employ constructional devices of a particularly novel nature, but the end result is a lovely portrait of the final years of steam in west Somerset.
Leadgate station on the Stanhope and Tyne branch of the NER around 1911
So near - and yet so far...
Hornby's new Gresley coaches have many shortcomings. Mick Wakefield does his best to rectify the worst of their faults.
Pat Garland 1913-2005
Pioneer preservationist, researcher and EM Gauge modeller
The Chipping Norton Branch
Like its contemporary, Peter Denny's Buckingham Branch, this splendid layout was years ahead of its time, especially in its concern for capturing the character and scenic detail of a rural railway. Even the use of two-rail track was relatively novel.
Way Out West
Well over six feet long and heavier than a TV set, Penzance station in 7mm scale was a project on a truly Herculean scale. Peter Smith shows how he rose to the challenge.
Nip, Tuck and Nose Job
David Lane performs cosmetic surgery on TechCAD's resin-based model of one of the early BR pilot-scheme diesels.
Scratchbuilding BR hopper wagons in 4mm scale
Peter Johnson concludes this short tour around his EM gauge wagon workshop with an unusual modelling proposition - the 24T Covhop.