Issue 57 1992 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
Ex GER Push-and-Pull Set in 4mm
Graham Rayner reviews one of the latest additions to the D&S range, the ex-GER Push-and-Pull set.
Scumbled Teak Coaches
It took one correspondent to claim that there were no modelling uses for 'scumble' to bring out the counter claims. We asked Mike Trice, who has been scumbling teak LNER coaches for years, to explain its use.
Drawing showing the direction of teak grain on LNER coaches included.
John Wright's magnificent NER layout in 4mm/EM has grown, acquiring a new baseboard containing an impressive bridge and additional village structures. The full layout appeared in MRJ No.38 - these views bring us up to date.
Buildings for Ditchling Green
Gordon Gravett describes the methods he uses to make the structures on his superb 7mm layout.
Buying and Making Small Drills
Tiny drills tend to have a high price and short life. Dave Holland says buy well, use carefully and supplement your stock with cheap, effective home-made jobs.
Etching At Home
In the first of two major studies into chemical methods of metal shaping, J. Douglas Smith looks at a neglected do-it-yourself tool for modellers - the etching process. There's no mystery; all it takes is care, common sense and readily available materials.
Concluded in issue 58.
A Cambrian Tailpiece
Iain Rice caves into yet another weakness and builds a 4mm model of No.10, a Cambrian charmer.
Scratchbuilt Cambrian brake van
Track Defect Detector
Why waste time compensating wagons when you can waste time trying to avoid it? Dave Reynolds shows you how.
Trestle Bridges, Cambrian Style
The Cambrian Railway's cheapskate timber bridges and viaducts, similar in style and design to many used by other companies, make a simple and effective 4mm model. Roger Lycett-Smith, who is slowly tracking down all existing examples, tells you how.
Small Suppliers Forum
Peter Hunt (Perfect Miniatures) various lengths and widths of strip wood. Hurst Models brass overlays for Lima Mk 3 coaches to RFM buffets, also etched brass grill for departmental Mk 1 coaches. Chatham Models 4mm etched planking transfered to Amblecraft. Branchlines motorising kit for Drewry 04 plastic kit, an LNER V2 chassis kit, a GWR 4-4-0 chassis kit, an LSWR rebuilt Ilfracome Goods, and a mini motor.Second Book of Locomotive Drawings - Stephenson Locomotive Society. Electromagnetic uncoupler - Salisbury & South Wilts Railway Society. County Donegal Railcar in 4mm - Backwoods miniatures. All 4mm & 7mm Chatham Kits passed to Roxey Mouldings. Perspex for glazing - Charvo Finishing Ltd. Comet Models name change. The Engine Shed dry transfer letting in various sizes. the Tool Connection miniature vices. 4mm LNER aluminium extruded carriage roofs - MJT Scale Components.
Mineral Wagon Variety, Part 4 - Livery, Branding and Weathering,
Concluding the story of 16-ton mineral wagons, by Peter Totman.