Issue 56 1992 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
Small Suppliers Forum
Impetus - Etched Cabs.South Eastern Finecast - Catalogue of Road Vehicles.London Road Models - 7mm 'Watford Tank' kit.Chowbent Castings - 4mm LNWR 57' Carriages.Medina Art Castings - Vacuum de-gassing equipment.Tamiya - Plastic scriber.Brassmasters - 4mm 'LNWR/LMS George V' kit.Xuron - Rail cutters.Model Signal Engineering - 'Furness Railways horse box' kits.Model Transport - Resin road vehicle parts.
Andrew Browne describes his 4mm/EM exhibition layout depicting a little-known port in Kent.
Layout based in a port in Kent around 1908. Good pictures of wharf and paddle steamer.
Structures Worth Modelling - No. 6
Street Scene - Old Kendal.
Drawing of terraced Shop and Temperance Hall on a hill.
No. 1 Shop: Insulated Efficiency
Having described his method of making high-efficiency worm drives (MRJ No. 42), Sid Stubbs explains some straightforward methods for building high-efficiency chassis to put them in
Using 'Tufnol' stretchers and axle insulators
Locomotive axles should show their dimples, thinks Roger Lycett-Smith. He devised a simple tool to add them to standard 4mm finescale types.
Make axle 'dimples' using a tube, punch and block of hardwood.
Jackson Couplings, Part 2 – Modern Developments
In the second and final part of their examination of the extraordinary Alex Jackson coupling, John Langan, Norman Whitnall and Dave Booth look at some of the refinements that have been devised since Alex’s death – and explain why these little bits of twisted wire have defeated all attempts at commercialisation.
Examination of the AJ coupling.
The Scale Optician
Short-sighted passengers? The prototype demands that you give the little devils glasses says Alex Milne.
Putting 'specs' on figures.
Upgrading a 4mm Lima GWR parcels railcar was going to be dead easy for Allan Sibley, all over in an evening. Well, that was the idea on Sunday, but by Tuesday...
Detailing a Lima GWR railcar.
S scale 'Rudgeley Junction' by Stan Garlick, 'Lydham Heath' by Barry Norman and 'Yaxbury Branch' by Jas Millham.
Confessions of a Happy Modeller
Barrie Walls, creator of that all-action 7mm layout ‘Wallsea Main’ describes himself as average, eccentric, a stickler for the rules, but above all, a happy modeller. We asked him for some random thoughts on the matter.
Article on Barrie Walls’ modelling career and the building of ‘Wallsea main’. Includes pictures of modelled Cravens DMU.
Southern Railway loading gauge
General Assembly drawing of an SR loading gauge.
Mineral Wagon Variety, Part 3 – repairs and rebuilds
Peter Totman continues his exploration of the 16-ton steel mineral wagon’s complex family history and looks at ways of representing examples in 4mm scale.
Flexible chassis for six wheelers
Graham Overton refines some old ideas to provide a smooth and springy solution to the old problem of getting ‘rigid’ six-wheelers around tight curves.