Issue 66 1993 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
4mm Conversion & Comparison Tables for scale modellers
Small Suppliers Forum
Green Scene scenic products. Minicraft MB1001 Hobby Drill mini-drill. Hobday Toys - new vintage model and toy shop. Impetus Models 7mm ;sardine can' Sentinel 100HP 0-4-0 geared steam shunter kit. Leading Etch 2mm etched coach kits. Wrightlines 7mm narrow gauge loco and rolling stock kits. Roy C. Link 7mm narrow gauge Lister 'Railauto' kit. Branchlines 7mm/16.5mm gauge chassis kit for Peco Tal-y-Llyn body kit.
After many years spent learning the narrow gauge ropes, Peter Kazer finally lit upon the perfect prototype to model: Corris. Then he went and chose an unusual non-commercial scale, setting himself up for a decade of scratchbuilding.
Layout Design: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Based on the standard Gauge GWR station and Ffestiniog Railway interchange.
The Best Coach Kit Yet?
Slaters, one of the hobby's larger specialist manufacturers, have been a favourite with serious modellers for many years and their first foray into 4mm GWR coaching stock awaited with much excitement. The Toplights have arrived at last and Guy Williams was one of the first in the queue.
[Track plan: Blakeney]
Track plan of Geoff Kent's 4mm/EM gauge model 'Blakeney', featured in MRJ 65.
The MRJ Project Manning Wardle 'F' - Part 1
Starting scratchbuilding in 4mm
Introduction, list of key components, tools, materials required. Description of techniques: using piercing saw, draw file, emerying, soldering, washing. Construction and assembly of the chassis frames.
Wagon Loads No.2: Heavy Metal
Martyn Welch enjoys bars and steel bands, in that order, as he demonstrates with his latest 7mm wagon loads.
Steel girders and steel coils.
'Colorado' - State-of-the-art A3
Acclaimed kit producer Martin Finney has temporarily forsaken the GWR to produce a 4mm LNER Gresley A3. John Hayes, in the first of a two-part article, finds it a 'blissful' exercise for builders.