Issue 234 2014 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Martin Nield
Small Suppliers Forum
Masterclass Models introduces 4mm scale kits for various versions of the LNER outer suburban stock; Parkside Dundas releases 7mm scale torpedo roof vents; RT Models releases a new 4mm scale kit for the pre-war 100HP Heavy BE Sentinel; London Road Models introduces 4mm kits for the MR Workmen's 4-wheen 13ft carriage and the 4-wheel 26ft Brake Third carriage.
Gavin Clark explains the background to this unusual P4 layout which features the Lower Soudley ironworks
Taking the plunge
Faced with the need for some unusual wagons for a club layout, Jim Rowbottom turned to scratchbuilding and found it far more achievable than he imagined.
Castle Rackrent - a celebration and a challenge
Details of the 40th anniversary appearance of this 5m long layout prior to being reconfigured and enlarged.
An heretical compromise
Prompted by his grandchildren, Jeff George adopted an unconventional approach to achieve more reliable running on his P4 layout.
Dewsbury Goods Station
Bob Essery describes the background to this unusual Scaleseven layout, which is on permanent display at the HMRS Study Centre at Butterly, and explains how it operates.
Modelling complex track formations (part 1)
Howard Bolton outlines his innovative approach to making track.
Down The Lane - Part 2 Constructing the landscape
In the first of these two articles,Stephen Williams described an imagined walk down the lanes and byways of the new part of the village in Pendon Museum's 'Vale of White Horse Scene'. In this second part he explains some of the constructional work that went into the creation of the model landscape.
Great Western 'Siphon F'
In 1906, the GWR adopted a new style of construction for Milk Vans, replacing the open-slatted sides with a fully enclosed body, having louvred ventilators in the upper part of each side. The change also marked the abandonment of the 6-wheel formation. The first vehicles, ordered on Lot 1124 in March 1906, were 40 feet long and were bogie-mounted, They were designated 'Siphon F' (Diagram O7). Here Martin Goodall takes and oldf avorite from K's. and outlines how it can be improved.