Issue 160 2005 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
Small Suppliers Forum
Alan Gibson replacement EM/P4 wheelsets for 4mm RTR locomotives, Comet Models detailing packs for Hornby 'Duchess' in 4mm, DJH LNER Q6 loco kit in 7mm, Colin Craig etched ladders in 4mm, Blacksmith Models retail location closing
Building a better 'Jinty'
Lovely bodywork, shame about the running quality...Tim Shackleton gets to grips with the 4mm scale Bachmann 'Jinty'.
Roy C Link builds a gorgeous Bedford Model 'O' from a Classic Commercials kit.
The politics of soldering
Solders are an essential part of any modeller's toolkit. But EU legislation coming into force next year seems set to have a big impact on what we buy and how we use it. Brian Lewis explains what the new regulations will mean for us and what our best options will be.
A group of WDs Inside ex-L&Y shed at Normanton in 1967.
The shape of things to come
This is something we've been eagerly awaiting for a long, long time - a group of work-in-progress views of Martyn Welch's exquisite ex-GER J15 0-6-0 in Scale 7.
Cleaner than you thought
Tony Sissons explores a hi-tech method of preparing models for painting.
BR's ex-PO Wagon Fleet - a diversity
When British Railways was formed in January 1948, it inherited the motive power, passenger rolling stock and a large fleet of freight rolling stock from the 'Big Four' railway companies. To this was added a large proportion of wagons previously operated by private owners.
Simon Dunkley's gauge 1 model of an ex-LMS dia 1/032 5 1/2-plank open wagon. (CORRECTION: Simon informs us that the wagon was a BR build based on an essentially GWR diagram and had nothing to do with the LMS as per the caption!)
Martin Marrison describes this evocative exhibition layout, the first to be built in P4 by members of the Uckfield MRC.
The WD project
You've got to admire the get-up-and-go spirit of the Hillingdon Railway Modellers. Wanting a 7mm scale model of the familiar Austerity 2-8-0, but finding nothing available that met their standards, they elected to design, manufacture and market their own finescale kit under the Snowhill Models marque. Jim Snowdon tells the story of how they got there.