Issue 50 1991 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
It’s been talked about for years, but rarely seen. Now, Manchester Model Railway Society’s breathtaking 2mm project is finished. On behalf of the Society’s 2mm group, Mike Raithby tells the story.
Set in the Monsal Dale and River Wye area of Derbyshire. Superb scenery shots.
Small Suppliers Forum
Chris Leigh – Scottish station nameboards in 4mm.Graham Farish – BR Mk4 DVT.P & D Marsh – New owners and road cones.Gateneal Ltd. – Agents for Sagami motors.DJH – 7mm BR Standard Class 2.MJT – Working BR gangway.Roundfield Engineering – 7mm ex-NER 10T dropside wagon.Ratio – 7mm GWR signal.Model Signal Engineering – 7mm ex-SR signal and lever frame.Richard de Camin – Peco 7mm GWR van conversion.
Class 50 Indomitable
For our 50th issue, it is appropriate that we should feature a Class 50 – especially one that has obviously seen a bit of action! When we saw the magnificently re-painted and detailed 50s on Ian Metcalfe’s superb 1980’s period 4mm/OO layout ‘Pengwynn Crossing’ we asked for a description but he went one better and started afresh, taking the opportunity to portray an engine which had been quietly challenging him for some time. Under his hands, a gleaming Lima ready-to-run loco becomes the shabby, care-worn but unbowed NSE workhorse Indomitable.
No. 1 Shop : Chimneys and domes
Easy ways to make important and distinctive fittings, by Paul Berntsen.
Turning chimneys and domes on a lathe.
Inkerman Street’s lamps
Finding ourselves getting very fussy about the need for delicacy in the Inkerman Street lighting department, we sub-contracted the job out to Gerry Hall. His famed finesse produced exquisite results – street jewellery indeed.
Spurred on by MRJ, Gordon Gravett set out to recall his Sussex childhood in 7mm scale. The resulting layout is already a firm exhibition favourite, for obvious reasons.
Southern Region layout set in 1950s/60s Sussex.
Budget ‘H’ Class in 7mm
Martin Brent tackles a relatively cheap O scale kit from Meteor, producing an extremely attractive model of that most beautiful of locomotives, the 0-4-4T ‘H’ Class.
SR Maunsell Brake Third
Forget extra research, forget butchery, fabrication and all that. We asked Peter Bradley to review this new Phoenix/Branchlines kit ‘as found’.
Peter Squibb models a 4mm model of a GWR signal from Churston on the Kingswear branch with functioning route indicator.