Issue 60 1993 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
Trevor Pott is a lone modeller, working on his loft layout as the fancy takes him. There are benefits, he says, to doing what you like, when you like, without external pressures.
Small Suppliers Forum
Alan Gibson acquires Premier/M&L, Adpack and Microrail kits. Details for Ratcliffe's Oil Scumble (ref MRJ No.57). Powsides production moved in-house, also Parkinson, Bradford wagon in 4mm & 7mm. Request for contact details for Scale Link. Brass boss for worm gears from Branchlines. Greenwood Electronic Components' Nimrod T-100 butane gas soldering iron. 4mm GWR cabside plates from CGW. Gramophone needles from 'Junk & Disorderly'. Duncan Models' 7mm corrugated iron sheets from tinplate in new sizes, plus GWR corrugated lamp hut in 7mm. C&L 4mm 'go' and 'no-go' back-to-back gauges for 00, EM and P4, plus 4mm flat-bottomed rail baseplates, 7mm slide chairs in both 2 and 4-bolt patterns, steel and nickel silver crossing vees in a number of angles and configurations. Turville Engineering Services soldering iron temperature controller.Silflor foliage net for various species and seasons.
Pre-War Petrol Depots
Prototype information relating to depots on GNR lines.
Wheeled Locomotive Frames for Dewsbury
John Horton explains some of the problems that had to be solved in order to ensure that Bob Essery's ScaleSeven layout worked.
Block Instruments on Buckingham
Readers who inquired about Peter Denny's block instruments in the wake of his article on operating 'Buckingham' (MRJ No. 46) will probably be surprised to learn that they are cheap, low-tech and deeply redolent of the real thing, just like the rest of the layout. Hee, Peter explains how they are made.
GWR Fruit Vans in 4mm
Stephen Williams examines two kits for the Diagram Y2 Fruit Vans of the GWR.
Three examples of the Multivent kit - two with rigid chassis in EM gauge (one soldered, one glued together) and one to soldered with a compensated chassis in P4. A fourth van, compensated in P4, constructed from the Perseverance etched brass kit.
Kit-Built Lattice-Post Signal in 7mm
Peter Squibb, who has tried his hand at scratchbuilding LSWR lattice signals in 7mm, reviews a Model Signal Engineering kit for these delicate and difficult structures.
PR to Make Exhibitions Pay
Some corporate wheeler-dealers will tell you that 'public relations' is some kind of science, but it is really no more than the manipulation of any number of communications media to serve a specific end. Thus, it can be made to work for model railway exhibitions; indeed, as Peter Booth and his club colleagues discovered, it can mean the difference between success and failure. He says you should make the effort, work the systems and - like the best City PR men - monitor your results with a view to getting most-for-least next time. And when you've done all that, you can even employ PR to tell the world how clever you are...