Issue 235 2014 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Jerry Clifford
Small Suppliers Forum
Brassmasters announces a limited edition kit for the LMS 'Princess Royal' 4-6-2 locomotive and tender; Richard Syms has taken over production of the Lincs Autocoupler kits originally developed by Dick Tarpey; Rumney Models releases 4mm scale kits for the distinctive LMS clasp brake chassis - 17ft 6in x 0ft chassis in BR or RCH form and the 'Derby' clasp-brake version.
The North Cornwall Railway in 2FS
John Greenwood takes a retrospective look at nearly half a century of progress in this tiny scale
Gordon Gravett builds some lightweight baseboards using extruded polystyrene
Model Railway Operation
Bob Paddison shares some thoughts on model railway operation or how not to run a railway
Starting in Gauge One, Scale 1/32
Simon Castens shares his experiences from starting afresh in gauge 1, 1/32nd scale
The Eye in the Sky
The Aerofilms collection, now in the care of English Heritage and Partners, has long been regarded by railway modellers and historians as an invaluable research resource. As well as the wealth of information that can be gleaned form the photographs, some almost 100 years old and of remarkable quality, there is the sheer pleasure of being able to view the subject in much the same way we would a model.
Here Charlotte Hill, Project Manager for 'Britain from Above', outlines the background to the project, the services available to the modeller and historian, and offers up some samples.
And Now for Something Completely Different
Laurie Griffin is one of the best known and most experienced exponents of the art of building small scale locomotives, having kit- and scratch-built countless examples in 4mm, S, 7mm, 1/32...but never 2FS. After months of blatant tempting, he finally cracked, and here he outlines some thoughts on his first 2mm loco.
Brian Harrap has always been an original thinker who tends to give convention a cheery wave as he passes it by on the other side of the street. Having found that none of the commercial or published standards worked for the more obscure subjects he favoured, he simply went back to the prototype, measured it, and went from there.