Issue 186 2008 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
Operations at Broom Junction
Bob Essery describes a sequence of movements on the 7mm finescale layout built by members of the Warley Model Railway Club
A Summer Outing for the Twins
Richard Nice mixes and matches components from various sources to create an accurate EM gauge portrait of an ex-LNER non-corridor articulated set, once a common sight on suburban and excursion workings.
Etched sides from Southern Pride and components from Comet, MJT, ABS and Markits.
Small Suppliers Plus
The Aquafine range of paintbrushes from Daler-Rowney.
Teddy Bears' Picnic
If you go down to the woods today, you might get an unexpected shave and trim. With little prior experience in scenic work, John McCrea shows what can be achieved with fur fabric, paint brushes, clippers and scissors.
Using teddy bear fur to model grass. Includes photos of Retford, on which John has been involved with the scenic work.
Working Midland Railway Ground Signal
George Brodie describes the construction of a working 7mm scale signal from parts specially produced by Model Signal Engineering for Dewsbury and Ellerton Road layouts.
Small Suppliers Forum
London Road Models - 4mm scale kit for LT&SR Adams No.1 class 4-4-2T. Lochgorm Kits - 7mm scale etches-only kit for Highland Railway Jones Big Goods 4-6-0. C-Rail Intermodal - transfers for BBC New-branded 40ft container. Alan Gibson Workshop - EM/P4 conversion pack for the Bachmann Super D 0-8-0.
Morfa Bank Sidings
Attracted by rough track, shabby buildings and highly specialised wagon types, Hywel Thomas finds modelling inspiration in the run-down South Wales steel industry of the early 1970s, the only place in Europe you could find big Alco diesels alongside Capris and Cortinas.
4mm scale road vehicles built by Frank Waller of Road Transport Images using his own range of resin cast components.
The 03 Project
Kier Hardy uses a High Level chassis kit to turn a popular ready-to-run locomotive into a supremely smooth-running shunter.
Includes 'The 03s - a modeller's perspective on prototype history', with prototype photos.
Views of the MRC's 2mm finescale layout Copenhagen Fields.