Issue 37 1990 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
Pete Wilson's 4mm narrow gauge model, inspired by the gigantic Dinorwic slate workings in North Wales, is no twee rabbit warren. His sensitive work brings rare authenticity to a modelling form which is often difficult to make convincing.
Inkerman Street - The Track
Tony Wilson built the massive scissors cross-over and reveals MRJ's formula for getting people to build things without knowing they've agreed to it. Barry Norman tells how he connected this monster to the rest of Inkerman St, trackwork
Resin-Cast Track Parts for 7mm
Ian Pusey is a long standing devotee of 'S' scale. Knowing that he had experience of resin-cast track components , we asked him to review a new permanent way system for 7mm.
The chassis of Tony Miles' GNR(I) 4-4-0- 'Q' class showing the working inside valve gear.
The Gas Works.
Geoff outlines the basic ingredients of a realistic gas works and explains how 'representative selection' provided the model Aylesbury with a suitably impressive example of an essential period.
WC&P Railway's 'Clevedon' at Clevedon Gas Co's yard
GWR Wagon Variety
Martin Goodall builds and improves a sample selection of 4mm kits for GWR covered goods vans.
Small Suppliers Forum
Studio Scale Models; 21mm gauge, 3'-11/2" 3 hole wagon wheels. Branchlines; crosshead for Peco's 7mm NG Hunslet and 4mm kit for MR/LMS 45ft. clerestory coach. MJT;new bearing block for hornblock system. Bill Bedford; new catalogue. SW Banks; ready-made 4mm coaches. Wickes; 'acrylic cutter' makes a good scrawker. EJ Arthur; basic 4mm wagon kit for NER, diag. S1 ironstone wagon. Chowbent Castings; various components and etched sides for L&Y coaches. Impetus Models; resin cast body for 4mm Sentinel loco.
No.1 Shop: Finishing Cast Wheels
Paul describes his method of finishing cast wheels using simple lathe techniques.
From the Modeller's Armchair
How do you scale colour? And if you manage it, does looking at it under the wrong type of light make all the effort useless?