Issue 49 1991 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
On show at Scaleforum, the Mid-Sussex 18.83 Group's layout is a rare portrayal of 'the Brighton' and an even rarer example of a prototype modelled without compression or compromise - which probably explains why it took seven years to build and is over 40ft long! Terry Bendall, on behalf of the Group, explains.
Dewsbury Goods Shed
A simple enquiry about locomotive livery ended up with Chris Perry producing a goods shed for Bob Essery's ScaleSeven layout 'Dewsbury'. All very well, but Chris lives in new Zealand! Undaunted, he built it as a one-off kit and shipped it over in pieces; that's when Graham Rayner took over. Now it is finished and living somewhere in the West Midlands, but we start our story in the Antipodes with Chris's account.
Layout Ideas: Swansea St. Thomas
Late LMS Coaches - Part 2. Underframe Detail (and Extras)
Now we come to the tricky bits, Mike Clark concludes his finescale batch-build.
Ray Hammond's 4mm layout completed 100 days of public exhibition during the 1990 Scaleforum - not bad for an experimental model built as a stopgap more than 17 years ago! What it proved, and continues to prove to this day, is that 'pure' Scalefour standards, requiring the scaling down of the prototype without compromise, are a feasible and long-lasting basis on which to build a model railway.
Chee Tor in 2mm, Manchester Model Railway Society.
Small Suppliers Forum
London Road Models, Metropolitan's Chesham shuttle set. Branchlines, 'Multibox' two stage gear box. Tupperware, 'mini hobby keeper'. Nonneminster Models, Sentinal/Rolls Royce four wheel diesel hydraulic white metal kit. Steve Barnfield, 4mm kits, NER Class H 0-4-0T (LNER Y7), H2 0-6-0T (LNER J79),NER coach kits. Industrial Railway Society, revised handbook Ex-BR Diesels In Industry, compiled by Adrian Booth. Impetus, 4mm 08 etched chassis kit, 7mm loco kits, B1, Crab and V2. Sharman Wheels. GW Models, 4mm components. D&S Models 4mm ex-LNER push-pull set.