Issue 54 1992 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
An Advanced 4mm Jubilee
Allan Sibley builds a kit with everything - and a bit more, such as duplicate parts in 'scale' and 'robust' varieties. It took 170 hours, but the result is impressive.
Brassmasters LMS 'Jubilee' Class 4-6-0
Incurably infected with the Light Railway bug, Les Darbyshire has spent over 30 years bringing an imaginary corner of Colonel Stephens' quaint empire to miniature life in 4mm/EM. The layout, now in its third incarnation, has long been an exhibition favourite and appears at IMREX with many original features intact - including a 36 year-old locomotive!
Based on a hybrid of Rolvenden and Tenterden on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.
Small Suppliers Forum
Slaters - 4mm GWR toplight coach kits. Dapol - 4mm country bus station plastic kit. Promod-Gearbox - range of ready-built whitemetal 7mm cars and 4mm buses. Martin's Model Accessories - 'canvas look' material for coach and van roofs. K.R.Whiston Ltd - nickel silver tube. Nick De Courtais - nickel silver tube. The Tool Box - used tool shop in Devon. The Signal Box - 7mm plastic figures. Malcolm Mitchell - 7mm GWR 'Grange'. Mike Grocock - 4mm 'pressfix' transfers for pre-grouping NER hopper wagons. C&L Finescale - double-sided copperclad strip. Branchlines - 7mm (0-16.5) narrow gauge Model T Ford-powered railcar kit. Impetus Models - saw blades for scalpel handles. Fox Transfers - waterslide decals. GW Models - wheel quartering jig. Howard Scenics - 4mm parade of shops. Hurst Models - 4mm etched ZZV snowplough kit. Branchlines - motorising unit for Dapol 4mm railbus.
No. 1 Shop: Tips on Resin Casting
Richard de Camin stumbled into home resin casting to satisfy a temporary club requirement for batch components. Now he's working on a complete 7mm resin-cast coach - and even selling his own product line far and wide. Although there are no fortunes to be made, the medium offers much to modellers, especially if they avoid the pitfalls.
No. 1 Shop: Resin Cast Siphon G in 7mm
You've heard how Richard de Camin makes the components. David Lockwood explains what it's like to buy and use them.
GWR/BR Diagram O22 Siphon G
Mineral Wagon Variety: Part 1 - Welded 16-tonners
Peter Totman looks at BR-built 16-ton mineral wagons and ways of representing them in 4mm scale, using inexpensive, good-quality plastic kits.
Includes scale drwawings of Diag. 1/108, 1/109 and 1/194 wagons. Continued in issue 55.