Issue 17 1987 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
Alan Hall describes the reasons behind this fictitious GWR location in Cornwall. The layout, now complete after several years of work, can be seen at Scaleforum this month.
Small, fictional GWR branch terminus.
No. 1 Shop: Matters Subsiding
Iain Rice bows out of his involvement with No. 1 Shop.
No. 1 Shop: Tackling the 4-6-0 chassis
Technical discussion around chassis construction for 4-6-0s: compensation, motor mounting, pick-ups, outside cylinders, bogies and guidance.
No. 1 Shop: 'Backscratcher' pick-ups
Having failed to get satisfactory pick-up with the usual systems, Mike Trice developed a new, concealed method.
A Scratchbuilt Tank Wagon in 7mm
Deryck Featherstone, proprietor of 'Wingham Branch', likes goods vehicles - lucky really, since this portrayal of an RCH cylindrical tank was no five minute job. However, despite the open underframe, cables and straps, it isn't as daunting as it might first appear.
A Kit built Loriot D in 7mm
Low machinery wagons ('Lowmacs') always make interesting and attractive models. They are, in addition, ideally suited to production in miniature from etched material (several versions are now available in different scales). Here John Coates presents his findings on a 7mm scale kit by DJB Engineering for a vehicle which the ever-individual GWR termed a Loriot 'D'. He found it an ideal kit for the beginner.
Long-term plans are all very well, but what happens when they get in the way of just playing trains? The four members of the Tamar Valey Group - a non-aligned finescale model railway partnership - found an answer by postponing their 4mm magnum opus and building an all-action 7mm 'stage set'. Paul Fletcher describes it.
Minimum space industrial layout.
A G.W.R. Station Building in 4mm Scale
Plasticard model of Tetbury station building, GWR.
Glazing Etched Coach Kits
'Melton Bridge' - Midland Railway layout by the Sydney Gauge 0 Group. 'Whetstone' - GCR layout in EM by Andy Gibbs.
Auto Trailer Addenda
Further notes on the GWR A28 and A30 Auto-trailers compiled from material supplied by John Lewis and Mike Doherty.
Small Suppliers Forum
Faulkner's Engraving Services - engraved layout plaques. Brian Robinson - kits and bits. John K. Flack - tools and materials. Chris Leigh - diesel body parts in 4mm. Mike Bryant - 'Chassis Building in the Smaller Scales' book. Tammerlaine - 4mm locomotive fittings. Underhill - Peckett 0-4-ST kit.
A Churchward Mogul for 7mm scale
Geoff Capel builds the new Pilgim Models version of a popular and successful GWR prototype.