Issue 203 2010 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Don Rowland
Small Suppliers Forum
IWATA - new range of high quality acrylic weathering paints for airbrushing. PARKSIDE DUNDAS - 4mm scale GWR diagram 013 china clay wagon kit. HIGH LEVEL KITS - integrated package of components for 4mm scale continuous spring beams. CSP MODELS - have bought the 4mm side of Agenoria range of kits, and will be releasing some of the 7mm scale kits in 4mm.
The Demolition Job
Keir Hardy shares the inspiration and ideas behind his new Hornsey Road layout and provides a foretaste of the surroundings with this skillful portrayal of an all too familiar site in the 1970s.
Row of derelict terraced houses depicted in various stages of demolition.
A Derby Lightweight 2-Car DMU in P4
Rodney Cooper describes how he built one of these characterful units using Craftsman sides and ends, a Black Beetle motor bogie and a lot of scratchbuilding.
A Turntable for Ilfracombe in 'N'
Over a number of years Martin Moss has been called upon by several members of Salisbury and South Wilts Railway Society to make them a turntable. The following pictures, with captions, describe the methods used.
A Sprung Bachmann A1
It was fully 18 months that passed between Pete Hill being asked to review the then forthcoming Brassmasters EasiChas for the Bachmann A1, and try it out on the extensive EM tracks of Retford, simply because Brassmasters were having real difficulty getting the etches made to their satisfaction and the level of accuracy they required. However, how it does exactly what it does on the tin!
Fold-up sprung chassis for the Bachmann RTR model.
Modellers of Stature
The Cumbrian Railways Association Pochin/Shillcock Collection of Historic Models
The 2010 Christmas Competition
Double Junction for Slattocks
A recent decision by the P4 Group of the Manchester Model Railway Society to lift and scrap the main line on their layout 'Slattocks Juntion' because of technical problems, provided an opportunity to rethink the design. Dick Petter not only suggested the new arrangement but found himself fabricating and installing a new double junction.
Little Boxes: The H-type Container
Geoff Kent builds one of these elusive 3-plank open containers.