Issue 193 2009 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Roy Jackson
Small Suppliers Forum
Palatine Models - jigs to help with production of Alex Jackson couplings, etched wagon baseplates, rail droppers and nickel silver strip. Alan Gibson - GWR 850 saddle tank & 1076 'Buffalo' saddle tank kits. London Road Models - new kits planned including NER/LNER 4mm loco kits formerly produced by Steve Barnfield - NER BTP (LNER G6), M/Q 4-4-0s (LNER D16/17) and S3 (LNER B16). Also planned for early 2010 - L&NWR 2-2-2 'Bloomer'. Blacksmith Models - under new ownership from October 1st 2009.
Tickhill and Wadworth - A layout in 7 months
Tony Gee explains how his curiosity over the site of an abandoned local station led him and Ken Hill to a high-speed layout build in EM.
Based on an ex- South Yorkshire Joint Railway prototype,set in 1913.
Chemical Etching for Beginners
Taking inspiration from Gordon Gravett's article in MRJ 190, John McCrea describes a method of creating simple etches at home. Not for the faint-hearted, it involves a laser printer, a household iron, ferric chloride and plenty of protective clothing!
Class 76 in 2mm
Alan Whitehouse builds a multiple fitted aid-braked pair of EMI/Class 76s that he'd once ridden on.
Based on the new Masterclass Models kit with a modified Brawa chassis.
Pull the other one - Mechanical Operation on Camden Bank
Construction of mechanical lever frames for point and signal operation.
Iron Ore Hoppers - Part 5
Geoff Kent builds some also-rans.
Ministry of Munition 20-ton hoppers. Appleby-Frodingham peak-ended hoppers. Head, Wrightson 20-ton hoppers. Other former private-owner hoppers.
An Unusual GNR Somersualt Signal
Model and prototype photo, with some musings on this example, and signals and railway traffic control in general.
Vernon Harrod overcame a slightly guilty feeling in abanding his favoured 1950s modelling to scratchbuild a pair of imposing Grainflow Polybulks he'd seen in the 1990s.
A Ford Lorry in 4mm Scale
'Military Wheels' kit of Ford Model 'B' lorry in 1/72 scale.