Issue 76 1995 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
Small Suppliers Forum
CGW Models - universal jig and rivet press.Woodhead Models - 4mm decals for 1950s tank wagons. Charles Frank - bench mounted eye-glass. Signs of the Times - 7mm replica enamel advertising signs. Dave Finney & Nicholas Smith - various 3mm wagon kits. Wrightlines - 7mm 0-4-0 'Simplex' loco kit. Signal Box Systems - computer interface for signal interlocking. Branchlines - 4mm EMU kits in metal.
Painting - by an old master
In an age when finescale modelling is becoming increasingly new-fangled, Alan Brakenborough is an anomaly, rigidly sticking with the simplest tools and materials to produce what many regard as the best finishing to be found anywhere in the world. When MRJ asked Alan to explain his methods, Barry Norman accepted the photographic assignment with both hands and set off in the snow to meet someone whose work he had admired for many years. It was better - but very different - than expected, and we couldn't resist asking Barry to briefly recall that remarkable day.
Introduction by Barry Norman. Then Alan explains his methods.
Andrew Lambert puts all the little bones back into a Bloater, using a Masokits 4mm underframe kit and the Parkside plastic body.
Layout Design: Horton in Ribblesdale
Through station on the Settle & Carlisle Railway.
Bernard Baker's 4mm LSWR T14 class 4-6-0
At last, Nigel Bowyer has revealed to his family the identity of the mysterious 'Karen Rhode' - she's 8ft, slim, Scottish and interesting to spend time with!
Minimum-space 1970s Scottish layout.
Martin Brent builds an Ilfracombe Goods, Colonel Stephens-style, in 7mm
Shedmaster etched brass kit.
Large Prairie in 4mm
John Hayes builds the Martin Finney 5101 Class 2-6-2T kit.
Workshop Matters: Soldering Moving Joints
A common problem when building locomotives with outside cylinders and valvegear is the jointing of moving components. You can sometimes use rivets, but Laurie Griffin has a trick for safely using solder.