Issue 53 1992 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
Peter Rigby describes Clay Cross Model Railway Society's exceptional portrayal of railway activity in the Derbyshire Peak District around the end of steam. It also demonstrates how 4mm/00 and a finescale modelling approach can co-exist happily.
As well as a remarkable engineer, Tony Reynalds possesses the almost uncanny ability to crystalise the very essence of the prototypes he models - a talent that many people believe marks him out as the new Beeson. A well-equipped and committed professional, his sheer enthusiasm for the job ensures that real character is injected into everything he does, as demonstrated by this run-down on the creation of the 7mm scale GWR 'Atbara' Class 4-4-0 No. 3390 (as featured in 'Portfolio', MRJ No.45).
Millwall Extension Railway Locos
Don Townsley discusses the MER's locos and, while he's at it, explains why this dockland prototype is a fascinating restricted-space subject for modellers - timber viaducts, horse-drawn steam engines with adverts on the tanks, and refugees from the GWR and Port Talbot, all in the heart of London.
A scale drawing and table of dimensions included
Fold-up gear mounts are an increasingly popular option for modellers seeking the reliability of ready-made motor/gearbox sets without the price. Martin Brent reports on recent experiences with three types.
Small Suppiers Forum
Suppliers of 1mm OD tube. Suppliers of the Dremel Moto-Tool. Replacement parts for an error with Martin Finney's 1854/2751 hornblocks. Handbook for converting and adapting wagon kits from N to 2mm available from 2mm Scale Society. Brass kit of GWR Diagram Y2 Fruit Van from Great Western Wagons. Branchlines - 2mm/3mm handrail knobs. Slaters - limited edition Dean Forest Railway commissioned 4mm Lightmoor Colliery wagon kit. JigSawBits (Richard de Camin) - 7mm GWR Siphon G body resin castings.
Paul Hodgson's first 2mm finescale layout was a journey of discovery, starting in Northumbria and ending in the Yorkshire Dales.
Depth of field on the De Havilland MRC Layout and a scene on Wanborough Camp by Eddie Bourne
Point Control - With brass Knobs On
Never one to content himself with so-called 'standard practice', Philip Hall has come up with a simple, cheap and reliable method of point and signal control for his 4mm Taw Vale Light Railway, operated by stylish polished fittings.
The Planet Sweet
Francis Samish builds an ideal beginners kit in 4mm.
Nonneminstre Models Hibberd 'Planet' diesel-mechanical shunter whitemetal kit.