Issue 26 1988 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
The Webb 'Teutonic' Class
Both Francis Webb & his remarkable 2-2-2-0 compound engines were misrepresented, says LMS Society Chairman Geoff Holt. Here he attempts to set the record straight and recapture, in 7mm scale, the lines (and complex Joy valve gear) of the 'Teutonics'.
L & Y 10-Ton 'Breaks'
Barry Lane offers some prototype information and modelling hints on the iron-sided brake vans used by that most distinctive of LMS constituents, the Lancashire and Yorkshire.
Pullman Cars on the LMS
This article includes not only drawings & photographs but detail of construction, building dates, routes & train names, plus interior and exterior livery information.
Time Travellers and Timepieces
Station clocks, crucial for both passengers and staff and a universal meeting place for anyone with a station rendezvous, are just as important for modellers. LMS Society member Nelson Twells looks at some constituent examples and explains the little-known practice of sending Greenwich Mean Time up and down the line.
Member Graham Warburton briefly describes a remarkable 4mm/00 layout based in Somerset, inspired and watched over by the LMS Society.
Small Suppliers Forum
Humphrey Newcombe Marketing Co. - stacking storage boxes. CLT Models - Wagon and road vehicle tarpaulin sheets ('tilts') in 4mm. Howes of Oxford - 'Railmatch' paints. CeeBee Publications - model railway press, magazine indices. London Road Models - LNWR 4mm stock kits. MJT Scale Components - 4mm components. Sharman Wheels move to Steve Hodgson. MLT Productions - Met. & LT Stock drawings.
GWR 4000 Gallon Tenders
Guy Williams, artist and master of 4mm locomotive construction, rivalled only by his own protégés, takes us through the construction of a pair of GWR tenders. This chapter also forms a chapter of his new book 'The 4mm Engine' - a scratchbuilder's guide to be published by WSP in December (1988). Comparison of prototype and model on page 292 says it all!
No. 1 Shop: Hinescale Control
Chris Langdon looks at the much discussed 'Pentroller'.
Trackwork Developments - a postscript
Bob Essery assesses the wealth of additional information and opinion which came to MRJ following his recent articles on 7mm trackwork.
The Ultra-fine Main Line
Those who bemoan the lack of genuine main line layouts in finescale should see this. Bill's work caused a stir when it appeared briefly in MRJ Portfolio in issue 23. He is one of those very rare modellers who has gone beyond even minimal-compromise P4.