Issue 180 2008 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
High Dyke in hindsight
25 years ago, one of the most influential EM gauge layouts ever built made its farewell public appearance. Its exhibition life had lasted barely 3 years (it had taken less than two to build it) but in the time High Dyke set new standards for realism, operational interest and reliable running. Roy Jackson, Geoff Kent and John Phillips look back at the layout that laid the foundations for Dunwich, Blakeney and ultimately Retford itself.
Southern Railway Post-and-Wire Fencing
In an attempt to capture the authentic Southern Railway atmosphere J Douglas Smith tackles the modelling of this characteristic lineside feature in 4mm scale.
Small Suppliers Forum
High Level Kits chassis and gearbox kits, Classix 4mm diecast road vehicles, C-RAIL INTERMODAL 4mm transfers, Brassmasters kits, Formil Model Engineering large scale locomotive care and maintenance guide, Judith Edge kits
A Line of Coke
Using a new four-way kit from Australia, Tim Shackleton builds variety into a rake of 4mm scale coke hoppers.
Hest Bank gallows signals
Mick Moore rises to the challenge of building a working 4mm scale model of this unusual prototype.
A Touch of Glass
Stephen Duffell, a qualified pathologist, examines the use of microscope cover slips for glazing coaches.
FIATrains 4mm scale RTR models of the pioneer LMS 'twins' Nos. 10000/1.