Issue 47 1991 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
Allan Goodwillie describes a pioneering P4 layout based on Scottish prototypes. Distanced from 4mm finescale politics, it was created relatively quietly and without fuss, but subsequently went on to form the centrepiece of a working museum. In its latest incarnation, it is a private layout again, although it will be re-appearing for the public at Falkirk Finescale Festival.
Pantiles for Pendon
Malcolm Smith rises to a challenge presented by Pendon Museum - 4mm scale pantiles of the 'double Roman' variety.
'Perspex-and-Doily' Toplights in 2mm
Back in the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth, Stewart Hine devised an 'impressionist' method of coachbuilding in the smallest scale. It's still effective - and not just for 2mm.
Moe of Jas Millham's work in the scratchbuilder's scale, S(3/16in-1ft), depicting, as usual, the GER country he knows and loves. This is another episode in the steady growth of a layout full of charm and character, plus a couple of lessons on what you can do with dead hydrangeas, a 1967 Volvo Amazon and things found in rubbish skips.
S Scale: Historic and Challenging
It's the oldest 'scale' society in the world, and probably still one of the smallest. Norman Pattenden, secretary of the S Gauge Model Railway Society, explains its background and specialised attractions.
Layout Ideas: Pantyffynnon East
... can be fitted into a small space because in effect only part of the station needs to be modelled.
Junction station on the southern end of the Central Wales line, where the branch to Gwaun-cae-Gurwen and Brynamman diverges to the east.
The 'Two-Bob' Airfix Mineral Improved
The famous 'two-bob Airfix' rolling stock kits don't cost two-bob any more and they are not made by Airfix (in fact, they are priced at well over two quid and come from Dapol these days) - but they still represent a beautifully made and fundamentally accurate basis from which to m ake high quality 4mm scale models. Bob How took one of the most popular - both in prototype and kit terms - and this is the reluctant scribbler's report.
Dapol mineral wagon kit
3201 or Stella Class 2-4-0 No.3515
Guy Williams builds the latest kit from Martin Finney
Martin Finney kit
7mm model of Seahouses station building by Mike Osborn. 7mm 08 shunter from a Modern Motive Power kit by Brian Daniels.