Issue 25 1988 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
Modelling the Black Fives in 4mm
When MRJ briefed Rod Neep to provide a top quality rendition of the ubiquitous Black 5, we had no doubt that we were handing down a modelling challenge, but few of us had any idea of the prototype minefield into which we were blithely strolling. Before we could even raise a file in anger, Rod had to isolate the details of his chosen example - a tiresome business, considering the butchery and trouble shooting to be faced on the model. Here's how he did it - and to help our readers off to a rather better start, we've persuaded Bob Essery to take a broad look at the class, sorting out key differences.
In-depth account of construction of the DJH kit accompanied by detailed prototype notes and photos.
Barry Norman reviews an interesting new scenic product for the smaller scales.
Etched tree kits from BTA Hobbies.
'London Road', the well known P4 exhibition layout, isn't noted just for its good looks. Running is as smooth and quiet as any you'll find - and nobody's quite sure why! Proprietor John Redrup attempts an explanation.
Baseboards and tracklaying.
GWR Cattle Wagon Variants - Part 2
Martin concludes his survey of GWR livestock vehicles with a run down of finishing styles and techniques. He also looks at the pioneer 'Airfix' cattle wagon.
Includes a detailed reference list of selected publications containing photographs of the prototype, giving page number, diagram nmber, construction date, etc.
7mm Hawksworth GWR corridor third coach by Mike Doherty. GWR (ex-Manchester & Milford Railway) Sharp Stewart 2-4-2T 'Cader Idris' by Mike Lloyd.
NER Cowans Sheldon 50ft Turntable
Distinguished North Eastern modeller John Wright details the design and construction of a typical small turntable for Newcastle Model Railway Club's P4 layout.
Includes detailed scale drawings and construction diagrams.
From the Modeller's Armchair: Well, who are these people?
It's time, says Andy Farquarson, for modellers - and modelling authors in particular - to show their faces, if nothing else.
York Layerthorpe station, Derwent Valley Railway - showing end of platform, corrugated iron engine shed, water tower and distant gasworks.
Small Suppliers Forum
Connoisseur Models - 4mm pointwork. M&L kits - move to Nucast. Cherry Scale Models - drawings, lining pen and paints. Clays Railway Circle - 2mm LNER/BR wagon kits. Mike Bryant components - move to Precursor Models. The Engine Shed - Bilteezi card kits. Island of Northumberland - LSWR 20T brake kit. Cotswold Models - Humbrol No 133 availability. Ratio - 2mm plastic building kits. Branchlines - new etched brass kits.