Issue 21 1988 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
Cullicudden, Highland Railway
Those exhibition-goers who enjoyed Laurie Griffin's delightfully atmospheric OO layout 'Crannach' will applaud his latest move - even deeper into glens and braes and over to EM finescale.
A look at the Kingdom Kits' 4mm Austerity detailing kit.
No. 1 Shop: Portescap Motors in awkward Locomotives
Allan Sibley discusses his idea of using motor/gearbox units at one remove to maximise available space.
A useful addition to the tool box, described by D Mason.
A New Form of Banana Power
Following Monty Wells' major conversion of Lima's GWR railcars to a twin-set (MRJ 5&6), Stewart Hine comes up with an alternative - and invisible - power source. The principle is applicable to a wide range of railcars and DMUs.
Home-Made Slow Acting Point Actuators
Ben Dickinson discusses the design and production of cheap, effective slow-action point actuators - an ideal alternative for those interested in Peter Cross's integrated point control system detailed in the last issue.
Culham Goods Shed in 4mm
Bob Logan explains how he tackled the construction of the goods shed selected for the Great Western station in the Vale Scene at Pendon Museum.
A Shunters Pole for 4mm
W. A. M. Barter on making three-link couplings easier to live with.
1926 Drawings of GWR Standard Load Gauge with Hinged Ends
The Operation of Private Owner Wagons
Chris Crofts follows on from his major wagon study with some notes on their use.
Trewithen - a Cornish Curiosity
Don Townsley discusses one of the most obscure yet fascinating pieces of British light railway archaeolgy - the middle engine on the Pentewan Railway.
Gerry Hall's country church. Ian Hopkins' 7mm model of Hertford East station. Ken Northwood's 00 North Devonshire Railway.
Single Scissors Gangways in 4mm
Mike Clark examines a new offering from Brian Badger which goes some way towards overcoming the problems posed by coach gangways.
Colonel Stephens' Ford T Railbus
Colonel Stephens has offered many modellers flights of fancy. Nothing however, epitomises Stephens' lines so much as his railbuses. The Taurgem Models kit is the subject of this review.
Martin Brent introduces his well known 4mm exhibition layout.
From the Modeller's Armchair
Strong words from Martin Nield on operation.
Refining the Exemplary
Gerry Beale examines two recent additions to Slater's range of 7mm rolling stock.
Mineral and cattle wagon kits.
Small Suppliers Forum
Large squared graph paper from DIY stores. MS - range of figures. Parkside Dundas - various kits. Kemp Models - turned & cast components. De Winton - slate wagon kit. Wills Finecast - retaining arch system.