Issue 196 2010 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Malcolm Mitchell
Small Suppliers Forum
BORG RAIL - handbuilt trackwork, sempahore signals and downloadable building papers. CUMBRIAN RAILWAY ASSOCIATION - etched Furness Railway platform seats in 4mm and 7mm. PH DESIGNS - etchings for the contemporary modeller including fold-up steps for class 47, windscreen wiper masks, security fencing and mobile phone antennae, as well as bespoke customer etching service. HURST MODELS - TGL000 tinted glazing material back in stock; plus a range of reintroduced products with updated etches. ZTC CONTROLS purchased by Neil Kinison. HISTORICAL MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY - new edition of book 'Great Western Way'.
Whatever happened to the Burford Branch?
Martin Goodall explains that although his 4mm EM gauge terminus is a long way from completion, the pace of work is now gathering momentum.
GWR branch line terminus based on Ashburton.
Photo of Paul Clarke's 7mm scale Mid-Suffolk 'Debenham' layout.
Ball Bearing Axleboxes for 7mm
Tony Reynalds describes his first foray into using ball bearing axleboxes in place of standard plain brass axleboxes and assesses their benefits.
Malcolm Mitchell, guest editor for this issue, reflects on the advances in accuracy and detail of models over the years and how this has largely been the result of the work of a pioneering few.
Expanded polystyrene buildings
Roger Merry extols the virtues of expanded polystyrene food packaging as a quick and versatile source of modelling material - and it's cheap.
Roger explains how he uses polystyrene packaging (and similar purpose-made products like Depron foamboard and Berol 'Press Print') to make buildings.
Two b&w photos of George Iliffe Stokes' model buildings.
Airbrushes and the art of reviewing
Ian Rathbone reviews three airbrushes, all available from The Airbrush Company Ltd: the Airbrush Company's Premi-Air G35, the Iwata Revolution CR and the Paasche Talon.
A view of Ralph Burrows 4mm New Forest layout 'Eridge' showing a model of a brick-built cottage based on a prototype in Lymington.
A half-sunken barge
Peter Johnson describes his 4mm scale model of a broad-water barge, an unusual and undeniably eye-catching layout feature.
Built for his 4mm layout, Canada Road.
A 7mm scale overall roof can work out to be a large project than you might at first think, but, as you can see from the pictures, the result is very impressive. Geoff Taylor explains how he tackled the project.
A Better Beetle
Inspired by the sheer quality of Parkside's 4mm scale kit for a Great Western Diag. W7 Beetle, Trevor Pott pulled out all the stops to achieve a truly outstanding vehicle.