Issue 20 1988 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
Keith Armes' award-winning 2mm scale creation.
1920s/30s era scale model of the GWR station at Chipping Norton.
China Clay diorama in Gauge 1 by John R. Smith.
No. 1 Shop: Tackling Tender Locomotives
Barry Luck applies some of the techniques discussed in the last issue to tender engines.
LBSCR C2 0-6-0; LBSCR G 2-2-2; Quartering 'singles'
No. 1 Shop Review: AMR Controllers
Chris Langdon tests new equipment from AMR.
Review of three AMR controllers, assessing suitability for use with Portescap and other motors suitable for finescale modelling.
Peter Cross discusses his high-quality integrated point control system.
Small Suppliers Forum
Sharman Wheels - production transferred to new owners. Dapol - finescale developments. Roy C. Link - 4mm narrow gauge wagons. Andrew McCracken - 4mm Scottish wagon equipment. Impetus - bee-stripe and chevron transfers for 4mm/7mm industrial locomotives. A.F.Hammond - 4mm GWR chassis kits. DJB Engineering - 7mm LMS coach parts. Greenwood Electronics - portable soldering iron. Corgi 'Classics' - 7mm AEC cabover box lorry.
An N2 for Widened Lines
At last, the definitive story of a large and widely varied class of workhorses. Allan Sibley, having turned over a lot of previously untouched stones, finds a mind-boggling array of variants and builds a P4 example for 'Pampisford'.
Ken York, P4 pioneer, Scalefour Society founder member, Scaleforum manager, the power behind 'Heckmondwike' and 'Bodmin', died in October last year at the age of 42. He took his own life for reasons that can only be guessed at. What is known, however, is that his uncompromising modelling ideals and great personal drive combined to make him an unstoppable force for the good of finescale modelling as a whole and 4mm scale in particular. The sum of his achievements add up to far more than a list of layouts, society posts and Scaleforum dates - it spawned, rather, an attitude, an idea that the pursuit of perfection might be an enjoyable and respectable thing to do in an age when standards in all things were generally seen to be in decline. It is an ethic which lives and grows in finescale modelling to this day. Here, some of Ken's friends remember the 'tough cookie' policeman who carried the P4 banner.