Issue 167 2006 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
Small Suppliers Forum
Mainly Trains detailing kits in 4mm for Bachmann RTR N class Mogul, London Road Models kit for NER G1 loco in 4mm, MSC Models kit for LBCS tricomposite in 7mm, Fence Houses Model Foundry etched wagon kits in 2mm finescale, Comet Models conversion kit for Hornby 'Duchess' in 4mm, Norman Solomon telegraph pole cross-arms in 7mm
With their bi-focal glazing and strange livery permutations, Hornby's new Stanier coaches threatened to be as big a disappointment as their earlier Gresley stock. But as Malcolm Nevitt shows, their faults are far easier to put right. A few deft touches here and there, and you can create a 4mm coach that ranks with the best.
Coal yard at Market Drayton in Shropshire circa 1963
Scale colour and the perception of reality
Aidan Campbell explains how the sensitive use of colour helps draw a layout toether by emphasizing essential visual harmonies.
Functional point tie bars
John Hayes comes up with a practical system that won't let you down.
Black Motors Part Two
Tom Mallard continues contruction work on his exquisite pair of LSWR 70 Goods.
Bucks Hill - The Foundation Course
The trackbed and landforms on this stuning new 7mm layout are an integrated structure of great strength and stability. Kevin Wilson downs tools to show how it al went together.
The Yaxbury branch moves sand
Prototypical operation is everything as far as Jas Milham is concerned. here he describes one of the daily workings on his celebrated S scale layout.