Issue 43 1990 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
The Treasure house in the Garden - The Remarkable 0 Gauge Empire of W.S. Norris
For many years W.S. Norris was the first and finest exponent of 7mm finescale. There is no question that he was helped by personal wealth, refined tastes and access to such arcane modelling aids as tigers' whiskers, but the rest was pure genius. Jack Ray remembers this extraordinary man and his models.
Francisthwaite Junction Joint LNWR/MR. Stroudley LB&SCR.
Telegraph & Electric Supply Poles
You see them everywhere; capturing them in model form is fiddly but satisfying, says Paul Karau.
Includes photos of Paul Karau's model of Watlington.
Small Suppliers Forum
John K. Flack: sheets and sections in metal and plastic. Alan Cliff: booklet 'An Annotated List of British Manufacturers of 0 Gauge Ready to Run Toy & Model Locomotives and/or Rolling Stock 1890-1990'. True-Scale Models: new owners. P.T. Moore (Models): 24th edition catalogue of 'Skinley' 3mm, 4mm & 7mm blueprint drawings. Railway Travel & Correspondence Society (RCTS): Book 'Locomotives of the LNER part 10A'. Ambis Engineering: locking frame kit. Impetus: 7mm Sentinal steam shunter. Richard de Camin: resin cast end moulding to convert Peco GWR V18 7mm van to V12.
Polishing a Gem
Mick Rawlings upgrades a white metal kit of a 4mm narrow gauge Baldwin tank into the Ashover Light Railway's 'Peggy', complete with working valve gear.
Baldwin 10-12-D class 4-6-0
Roger Marsh, whose excellent 3mm finescale stock has been seen in these pages before, turns his attention to the container traffic of the 1940s, '50s and '60s - a surprisingly neglected area of study, considering how much the railway depended on it. The techniques are simple (if fiddly in 3mm scale) and widely applicable, producing stock of great visual interest and character.
[Photo: 4mm Grocer's Shop]
4mm model of a Georgian shop front, by Gerry Hall, based on a prototype in Dorking, Surrey, as it would have looked in 1946.
GWR Wagon variety
Martin Goodall continues his look at available kits for 4mm GWR covered goods wagons.
Diagram V23 and variants (V21, V24, V26, V33, V34). Diagram G31 (MOGO). Using Ratio kits.
2mm Down the Tube
The working Underground station on the Model Railway Club's remarkable 'Copenhagen Fields' layout is a project Stewart Hine stumbled into - and from which he coudn't escape! Representing a tiny prototype in a tiny scale was tricky enough, but it all had to be installed in the hot and gloomy bowels of the main baseboards - an automatic layout-within-a-layout.
The MRJ Exhibition Report
A historic turning point for the hobby - or something else? Experiences, views and reactions on a unique event, rounded up by Bob Barlow.