Issue 173 2007 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
Suddenly Last Summer (again)
An account by Chris Pendlenton of a project to build a round dozen of Parkside's new BR21T hoppers, and some Dapols and Bradwells, so as to get serious about Mineral Leading.
GWR 'Toplight' in 7mm scale.
Alan Brackenborough builds a mixed-media kit from Just Like the Real Thing.
P4 modeller Philip Hall gets to grips with the Hornby 'Grange'.
Small Suppliers Forum
Dave Bradwell chassis kit for Peppercorn A1 Pacific in 4mm, George Watts adjustable back-to-back gauge for 4mm, Lochgorm Kits 7mm scale HR footbridge kit, Comet Models WR Hawksworth autotrailer kit in 4mm, S&S Models 2mm and 3mm transfers, Red Dog baseboard alignment dowels
Small Suppliers Plus
Right Clamp range expands
Norman Henry Pattendon MVO MBE 1944-2006
Norman Pattendon was a very fine scratchbuilder in S scale, working mainly in nickel silver with brass fittings. As these photographs show he had a real eye for the finish and weathering on his models. The big shame is that, after several false starts, he never finished a layout to run them on. Furness Railway 2-2-2WT No. 36 was one of six of this type, built in 1866 by Sharp Stewart and withdrawn in 1898. The model was built 2004-6 with split axles and frames, powered by an RG4 1219. It has Sharman carrying wheels and steel-tyred cast brass driving wheels.
Variety at Southwell Central
Fifties facts and 3mm-scale fiction merge in John Sutton's latest dispatches from his L-shaped corner of Nottinghamshire