Issue 187 2008 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
Small Suppliers Forum
Geoff Taylor - 4mm & 7mm window, canopy valance and canopy bracket etchings. Parkside Dundas - 4mm & 7mm GWR horsebox (Dia N13) plastic kit. Classic Commercials - 7mm Ruston Bucyrus 10RB excavator kit. Dapol - RTR 4mm/00 FEA-B spine wagons. Judith Edge Kits - etched kits for North British 0-4-0DH (D2720-80 series) and Bulleid-inspired 500hp 0-6-0DM (No.11001). Hollar Models - 4mm 1960s traders' labels. Steam & Things - 4mm & 7mm etched kit for Colonel-Stephens Wolseley-Siddeley railmotor.
A Night on Dubbieside
The magical aura of the railway at night is something that's captivated all of us, though few have ever attempted to recreate it in miniature. A recent MRJ editorial on the possibility of modelling nocturnal scenes inspired Allan Goodwillie to put together this atmosphere-laden selection of photographs of his P4 layout.
Photo of Kings Norton station approaches and signal box in snow on 10th January 1959.
Fully Sprung Pigeon
David Lane dresses up a Chivers Finelines kit for the Gresley four-wheel brake with the new Masokits pinpoint suspension units.
Improving the Chivers Finelines resin cast LNER Dia 120 four-wheel non-gangway full brake.
Class 47 and class 50 inside the depot on Mike Anson's P4 'Western Road Diesel Depot'.
GWR 70ft Brake Composite in 4mm Scale
Stephen Williams builds an exceptional etched brass kit from David Geen.
Diagram E99 steel-sided Toplight.
Wagon Loads in the 1930s
Mick Moore builds a variety of loads for transportation by bolster wagon.
Colin Ashby kits. Lods include steel girders (RSJs), pipes and a tree trunk. Includes a full-page prototype photo showing unloading pipes with the yard crane at Theale in 1942.
Small Suppliers Plus
Morgan Gilbert explains the thinking behind his new height gauge for Alex Jackson couplings.
Though you can build a 7mm scale LNER 'Green Arrow' brake van from a plastic kit, Charlie Harrison preferred to adapt the Connoisseur etched brass kit for the BR standard van.
Includes detailed list of differences between the LNER and BR brake vans.
Station Platforms on a Curve
Peter Tatlow explains the use of a simple Plastikard jig for setting out platforms alongside cured track.
Includes diagram showing a selection of station platform types to be found on the Highland Railway.
A 7mm 'Patriot'
As a prelude to his forthcoming book on painting and lining, Ian Rathbone describes the construction of one of the project models.
Gladiator etched-brass kit of LMS 'Patriot' class 4-6-0