Issue 48 1991 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
Grassington and Threshfield
Most new recruits to 7mm scale have moved up in size, but Stephen Ross came to it from the live steam model engineering fraternity. A famous layout discovered at an exhibition convinced him that the Senior Scale was the ideal vehicle for an exercise in nostalgia.
Rail-Built Buffer Stops
Rail-built buffer stops are not just distinctive elements of the railway scene, they can do much to inject the flavour of particular companies or regions to your layout. And in some cases - like these 4mm Great Northern examples - they are fine pieces of design. Steve Hall's simple jig makes rail-bending easy.
Late LMS Coaches in 4mm
A project which started as a relatively simple review of available 4mm kits turned into a major research and development exercise for Mike Clark. In the first of two articles, he explains the tortured route that eventually led to the completion of three superb vehicles - LMS open and corridor thirds and a BR-built brake third.
Brake Third - built 1950 by BR, Comet kit modified underframe. Open Third - LMS Diagram No.D1915, Badgeer kit with Jackson-Evans sides. Corridor Third - LMS Diagram No.D1899, Comet kit.
Small Suppliers Forum
Branchlines, 4mm LSWR Ilfracombe Goods 0-6-0. Colin Ashby kits. Industrial Railway Society, A Railway History of Denaby and Cadeby Collieries by Adrian J.Booth. Roundfield Engineering, 7mm white metal kit NER C10 12-ton open. Ambis Engineering, W-irons 4mm, 7mm. KTG MkII auto-coupler. S&D Models of Crawley 7mm architectural fittings. C&L Finescale Components 4mm concrete-sleepered track. Graham Farish controlers by AGW.
Help for Solo Exhibitors
Bob Haskins got fed up with heaving his exhibition layout around by hand, so he turned to a rubish skip for a simple solution.
Manning Wardle Class I in 4mm
Steve Barnfield builds an Impetus kit of 'Sidlesham', the Selsey Tramway's Manning Wardle of the type featured in MRJ No.12.
Guttering in 2mm scale
Really fine detail can lend a sense of scale and realism to any model building, ands well executed guttering and downpipes are the sort of components which are worth taking trouble with. Tony Simms describes a technique which should prove usefull to modellers in other scales.
Three-Point Baseboard Supports
An idea inspired by a pub, from Nick de Courtais.
When 'Pendlebury' first appeared in the model press in the 1970s, it immediately raised the hobby's sights. Built to P4 standards - comparatively rare at the time - it also featured breathtaking scenery, created using some totally new techniques and the skillful use of perspective. Although it still exits, the layout, like its founder, is in retirement. We've tracked it down, and have great pleasure in welcoming Bert Topping to give a nostalgic tour through the leafy byways of his landmark model.
Carl Legg, 7mm GWR Mogul, Malcolm Mitchell kit
Obituary: Michael Bryant OBE