Issue 211 2011 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Paul Karau
Small Suppliers Forum
CSP MODELS - 4mm scale kit for Somerset & Dorset Sentinel Shunter including gearbox, motor and wheels. NORTH EASTERN KITS - NER 0-8-0 Class T/T1 (LNER Q5) 4mm scale kit. GF CONTROLS - turntable step motor unit and duel servo operating unit that replicates dwell and bounce of a typical signal. BRASSMASTERS - EasiChas P4/EM conversion pack for the Hornby LNER A3, bogie suspension units, and 4mm etched windows for Scalescenes engine shed and signal box. AVONSIDE WORKS - updated 5.5in Hold and Fold tool for folding Photo Etch and scratchbuilt metal components. LONDON ROAD MODELS - 4mm loco kit for the GNR D2/LNER D4 4-4-0, and etched LNWR station canopy brackets.
'Times were hard in the fifties but we had wonderful parents and never went without', writes Geoff Forster. 'My late father, though not a railway enthusiast, did take a keen interest and took me spotting most weekends. I was lucky to see the steam-worked branch and even travel on it, and of course I saw the dawn of the diesel and the demise of steam. How I wish I had kept all my old notebooks, bought a decent camera and learned how to use it! It was a way of life that we took for granted and never expected it would all be swept away so quickly. However, I still have some wonderful memories to dwell on, and modelling is a wonderful way of capturing the past.' Here Geoff introduces us to Penhydd, and describes how he built the station building.
GWR branch terminus.
RTR Q1 to 2mm Finescale
2mm finescale conversion of the Dapol N gauge Q1.
Three Bridges Engine Shed in 4mm
Geoff Taylor describes the construction, painting and detailing of his 4mm model of Three Bridges engine shed.
MRJ 2011 Christmas Competition
Central Cheshire Retrospect
In 2001 Don Rowland began his Central Cheshire Mk III in a new home. Here he looks back over the highs and lows of the past ten years.
The Alpraham Runner
Alpraham Sidings have a new resident, Don Rowland tells us, thanks to some photos he took many years ago.
LMS shunters truck, otherwise known as a 'Runner'.
Hedingham (Part 2)
Alan Turner continues the story of his 7mm creation.
Continued from issue 210.
A quintet of BR brake vans
A detailed look at Dave Bradwell's etched chassis and detailing kit for the Airfix/Dapol 4mm scale BR brake van. To be continued.