Issue 161 2005 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
Small Suppliers Forum
DJH steam loco firing accessories, LNER lamps and working screw link couplings in 7mm, Dart Castings sack scales in 4mm, Hoffman point machines from Finney & Smith, Paper Creek Models painted wood wall papers for Z, N, HO S and O scales, Connoisseur Models GC dia 17 van kit in 7mm
That 'painted-on' look
Tim Shackleton shows you how to persuade waterslide transfers to lie flat on uneven surfaces.
Tony Wright takes time out from his job as Deputy Editor of British Railway Modelling to describe the Wolverhampton club's latest main-line exhibition layout. It's Great Central, it's OO and it works very well indeed.
The worse for wear...
It's easy to forget Martyn Welch is a fine model-maker as well as the weatherer par excellence. Here he combines his mechanical and artistic skills to create a humdrum 0-6-0 that looks as if it's seen a lifetime of rough shunts and bodged repairs. In the first part of the story, he explains how he faithfully replicates the prototype's bumps, quirks and eccentricities using techniques that can be applied to virtually any loco-building project.
Exploiting his engineering know-how, Tony Sissons builds an impressive modern structure in 4mm scale.
The re-roofed steam sheds of the 1950s won few architectural prizes for elegance but their austere functionality is uniquely evocative of the period. Ralph Burrows of Bath built this 4mm scale model of Tunbridge Wells West for a friend's layout based on Eridge.
Modelling the Conflat L
Few 4mm scale vehicles pose as much of a challenge as the container wagons used in cement traffic. Geoff Kent forsakes his usual Plastikard and Mek-Pak in favour of an etched brass kit from Bill Bedford.
8G and 'Director' Great Central locos built by David Brutnell and painted by Alan Brackenborough in Gauge 1.