Issue 2 1985 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
Among 4mm exhibition layouts, 'Petherick' is widely regarded as the best example currently on the circuit. Recent alterations, additions and improvements have brought it, at last, to completion and here the builder, Barry Norman, describes it in full for the first time.
Fictional country station on the LSWR North Cornwall line in the pre-grouping era. Includes details and diagrams of Barry's method of baseboard construction.
No. 1 Shop: Rebuilding the Portescap Gearbox
Somebody else's Christmas present - a Portescap motor - gave Mike Williams the opportunity to rebuild the gearbox to suit a particularly pressing need. He threw away the guarantee, thought of all those who had tried it before (successful and otherwise) and discusses his findings here.
Modifying the Portescap RG4 1219 gearbox to fit smaller locomotives.
No. 1 Shop: The Thorny Issue of Loco Suspension in 4mm
A theoretical discussion of locomotive suspension / compensation / Flexichas systems.
No. 1 Shop: Finishing the 14xx
Brief summary and photograph showing the completed No. 1 Shop EM-gauge Airfix-based GWR 14xx conversion. Final detail additions and painting.
No. 1 Shop Review: Transmission Components
Mike Sharman worm-drive gearbox and spur gear box.
No. 1 Shop: Compensation for the '02'
Description and photos of compensated chassis built for class '02' 0-4-0, involving simple adaptation of the Craftsman frames to accommodate Perseverance 'Vari-flex' hornguides and grooved bearings on one axle.
A Small Brecon & Merthyr Signal Box
Rodney Hall describes an attractive structure intended for his minimum space layout.
Plasticard model constructed by Rodney Hall for his layout 'Lanastr'. Includes prototype details and 4mm scale drawings of Rhiwderin box, on which the model is based.
A Pioneer Remembered
Don Rowland remembers Sayer-Chaplin's pioneering etched kits.
L&Y brake vans in 7mm by Barry Lane. LMS Princess in P4 by Arthur Mold. GWR steam railmotor by Guy Williams. Launceston GWR loco shed (on Dartmoor scene at Pendon) by Guy Williams.
A Great Western Pillar Tank
7mm scale drawings, photograph and details of GWR pillar tank at Watlington.
Weathering Effects on Steel Structures
Modeller and author, Dave Rowe, gets his thoughts on some of the trickier aspects of colouring down in black and white.
Dave Rowe describes how he acheived the weathering effects on his model of George Garside's sand washing plant at Leighton Buzzard.
Roy Link describes how he set about modelling one of these tiny industrial diesels in 4mm scale.
Scratchbuilt body on Marklin 'Z' gauge 0-6-0 chassis. Includes protoytpe photos.
Small Suppliers Forum
Saltford Models - 'Brave Little Engines' 009 locomotives. Kay Newman / Formcraft / Scalefour Society - 18.83mm track kit. Roy C. Link - 7mm Simplex. Richard Tarpey - 4mm & 7mm LNER, GER & GNR wagon transfers. Impetus - etched industrial locomotive kits.
Review: The Wissington Railway - A Fenland Enterprise
Book by Roger Darsley, published by the Industrial Railway Society.