Issue 51 1991 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
Tom Harland describes his superb 4mm/P4 exhibition layout.
Fictional Edwardian period North Eastern Railway branch line station.
Wiring and Control
The layout 'sparks'.
Interlocking on Bramblewick.
Small Suppliers Forum
Peter (Peter K) Dawson's proposed Great Eastern 0-4-4T, 0-4-2T, 0-6-0, M&GNR 4-wheel 3rd and GER 4-wheel 3rd in 4mm & 7mm. London Road Models 4mm LNWR 0-6-2T Watford Tank. Trevor Charlton contact details. Masokits contact details. Carr's Modelling products, paint stripping gel and fake coal. C&L GWR 2-bolt chairs in 7mm. Samson Publishing 2mm & 4mm architectural printed sheets. Foxhunter Peppercorn A1 body kit in 2mm. Blacksmith Models 4mm LSWR hearse van. Scenics Unlimited cast resin drystone walling and scenic products.
The Tin Mission
Gerry hall builds a beautiful 4mm model of a widespread and peculiarly British institution - the 'shack of worship', for want of a better term. Invariably 'low church' and often reflecting lack of funds or some particularly pressing local need for soul-saving, they present modellers with an appealing blend of widely divergent architectural disciplines. This model is based on the example at Banbury, Oxfordshire, and is destined for David Ratcliff's LNWR layout of the same name.
The soldering technique used to manufacture those incredibly clean imported brass locomotives is now available to modellers, as Iain Rice reports.
Going Finescale - Upgrading a 4mm Plastic Kit
It's been said in these pages many times that improving and converting affordable kits to finer standards is straightforward work, yet the question 'How do I go about it?' is still regularly heard around the demonstration tables at exhibitions, especially from new converts to finescale model railways. We asked Andrew Lambert to take us through the process step-by-step, and he did so with a Ratio LMS coal wagon.
Twenty-three step photographic tutorial.
LSWR Lattice Post Signal in 7mm
With his usual thoroughness of approach, Peter Squibb forsakes his usual 4mm to rise to a different challenge - an 0 scale depiction of the distinctive and delicate silhouette of South Western latticework.
Scratchbuilt LSWR bracket based on the platform starting signals at Swanage. Includes scale drawings and prototype photographs.
4mm diorama of Burnt Oak Farm and environs c1890 by Lionel Currie.