Issue 243 2015 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Barry Norman
A Postcard from Culrain
Stuart Holt tells us the story of the weekend he spent in the village of Culrain with his fine P4 model of the station.
At MRJ we were excited to hear about Richard Harper's new P4 model of Sidmouth. This is 18.83 modelling at its very best, and we feel privileged to be publishing the first account of how he researched, and built this fine model.
Into the Distance
A backscene can create a sense of space and Gordon Gravett has achieved this using simple techniques to paint a scene that the eye is aware of, but not drawn to. With a portable layout like Pempoul he has also explored the use of one long scene that successfully avoids a succession of joins that can spoil a removable background.
Twin sets were used in the ex-LNER Marylebone outer suburban services to High Wycombe, so they were a must for Tim Peacock's developing model of the station. He commissioned an etch and now describes how he built them, using ideas that can be transferred more generally to the building of 4mm scale carriages.
A Beginner's Turnout Kit for 2mm scale
Since launching Easitrac, a simple to assemble plain track, the 2mm Scale Association have developed an equally simple kit for a turnout. Here Mick Simpson tells us how the design evolved and then shows how to use it to build a turnout. We see this as one of the most important and welcome developments in 2mm scale modelling and would like to congratulate the Association for having the enthusiasm and foresight to produce such an exciting and ground-breaking product.
A Grand Day Out
Tea, cakes and turnouts, Mick Simpson reports.
Mick reports on a recent all-day session held by the 2mm Scale Association during which members built one of the new turnout kits.
Small Suppliers Forum
RT Models 4mm scale 00/EM/P4 streamlined postwar 100hp 0-4-0 VBT Sentinel, plus planned and updated releases. 009 gauge etched outside frames for Chivers Finelines Ffestiniog Harlech Castle loco body kit. Expanded range of Modelu figures. Dave Bradwell etched spring plates.