Issue 163 2005 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
Small Suppliers Forum
DJH GWR Saint kit in 7mm, Parkside Dundas 'Vanwide' or VEA with FAT 19 suspension kit in 4mm and SR Dia 1486 van kit in 7mm, RDEB Kits GN/LNER coach kits in 4mm, Classic Commericals Fordson F-based kits in 7mm, N Brass Locomotives PW gangers' equipment kits in 7mm, HIgh Level Kits upgrade chassis for Dapol/Hornby 'Pug' in 4mm, Connoisseur Models Great Eastern loco sand wagon kit in 7mm, Comet Models 'Coronation' class tender kits in 4mm
As an early convert to P4, Tim Venton has drawn on many years of practical experience in recreating the North Somerset landscape he knew in his youth. DCC and fully interlocked signalling are in, Pendon-style buildings and sprung coach bogies are definitely out.
The WD project - part 2
In a previous issue we told the story of how Hillingdon Railway Modellers came to design and market their own 7mm scale kit for the Austerity 2-8-0. Club member Pete Jary was co-opted into building the first production sample.
NER Engine Shed
Using simple materials and tried-and-tested tecniques, Geoff Taylor has carved himself a reputation as one of the best architectural modelmakers in the country. Here he turns his attention to a small two-road shed in 7mm scale.
P4 layout-building competition is a triumph for the Scalefour Societ
7mm wagons by Barry Norman
New-generation OO gauge RTR offers finescale modellers a pain-free way of building up a wagon fleet - simply change the wheels and couplings, add a waft of weathering and you can be running trains that same evening. But when it came to Heljan's new 24T ballast hopper, Steve Hall found that conversion to P4 was anything but quick 'n' easy.