Issue 237 2015 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Gerry Beale
Model Loco Finishing
Malcolm Mitchell is renowned for his exquisite workmanship in loco kit building, so ew asked him to pass on a few tips which might help the rest of us improve. The example he uses is a 7mm scale GWR 45XX Prairie.
Hiding the Joint
Gordon Gravett describes techniques to help hide baseboard joints.
Ace model painter Alan Brackenborough gives us his take on modelling the GWR's much-loved autotrains in 7mm scale.
Small Suppliers Forum
CSP Model Marketing release three new 4mm kits developed form the Agenoria 7mm range - Peckett 'E' class loco based on the GWR version, Plymouth & Devonport Railway Hawthorne-Leslie 0-6-0T loco No. 3 (later SR E756) PD&SWJR Hawthorne-Leslie 0-6-2T loco - and a new kit for the GWR 0-6-0 Pannier tank; Mark Humphreys introduces shorting strips for use with Ultrascale wheels fitted to split-frame chasses; Cambridge Custom Transfers releases lettering for BR Mk 1 coaching stock.
GWR Siphon G in 4mm scale
Gerry Beale takes a long established RTR model and upgrades it with a bespoke underframe kit
Manual Turnout Operation
Bob How describes a simple manual system for areas of the layout where point motors are not necessary
Modelling complex track formations (part 2)
Following on from MRJ No. 234, Howard Bolton concentrates on the sub-assemblies.
Based on a photograph in GWRJ No. 50, John Darch has incorporated the bridge and canal over the Worcester & Biringham canal, just to the west of Rainbow Hill Jct., on his P4 'Worseter' layout which is based on the railways of Worcester and Gloucester.
Barrow Road progress
Interior view of the Bristol Barrow Road roundhouse
Bob How's King's Cross in P4 featured in MRJ 195. Here is a glimpse of the junction which feeds into Gasworks Tunnel.
Photographs of a wintry scene at ex-LNWR Aber station in the late 1950s.
Atmospheric shot of a down-at-heel ex-LMS upper quadrant signal on Brettel Road, Jim Smith-Wrigh's 4mm scale layout based on the GWR sidings at Birmingham Moor Street.