Issue 79 1995 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow
Small Suppliers Forum
Woodham Wagon Works closing down for 12 months. Leamington & Warwick MRS badges. New Formil catalogue. Branchlines new 35mm wheelbase 'pud' motor bogie self-propelling underfloor drive unit. Airfix airfield-related 1:72 road vehicles. 5522 Models new address. Bob Jones 2mm etched BR21 ton hopped wagon.
David Measey's plans to model the stations of Launceston came to very little but they did introduce him to the joys of architectural modelling and sidetracked him into recording buildings around his Devon home. Inspired by the book 'Cottage Modelling for Pendon', his structures have so far taken precedence over the railway, but that will come. Meanwhile, his 4mm scale village basks in the sunlight of a bygone age.
The Resin Gresley
Gerry Beale builds a 7mm coach kit that uses innovative materials and techniques designed to take the drudgery out of modelling. What's more, he thinks they've worked.
Sparmac Models polyurethane resin cast LNER Gresley corridor all third (dia. 115) coach kit.
Martyn Welch stumbles into deeper undergrowth.
Using teddy bear fur fabric to recreate long grass.
Layout Design: The Isle of Man Railway
Workshop Matters: Forming the flange
Geoff Helliwell, a stalwart of the 3mm Society, has found a successful way of forming flanges on chimneys and domes.
Working with lathes.
Hybrid Couplings for Ashburton
Chris Lamacraft marries Alex Jackson couplings with Sprat & Winkles and comes up with a hybrid; it may not look quite so beautiful as the thoroughbreds, but, like most mongrels, is steady, reliable and cheap.
Home-made auto-couplings operated by magnets / electromagnets.
Jackson Couplings in 2mm
Alex Jackson formed wire couplings are usually considered to be the province of modellers woking in 4mm scale or larger, due to the 'fiddle factor'. Jim Watt has made them work in 2mm scale, where they really are barely visible.
More Manning Wardles
A selection of 4mm Manning Wardle 0-4-0ST variants constructed by readers following the MRJ scratchbuilding project.
Photo: 'Metropolitan Junction'
Photo of D.A.Williams's EM gauge layout 'Metropolitan Junction' which is still going strong after almost 50 years!