Issue 8 1986 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
Sophisticating the '08'
BR's 350 h.p. diesel shnter, the Class '08' 0-6-0, may be a humble labourer, but it is by no means a simple machine,as Tony Wilson found out. Here he examines the prototype and upgrades the 4mm Modern Outline Kits version, a sophisticated model to start with.
The kit provides parts allowing for all the normal variations of class 08, class 09 and class 13 (requiring 2 kits).
No. 1 Shop: Matters Arising
Discussion of various issues relating to the No. 1 Shop projects, including split-frame pick-ups and methods of compensation.
Crawley goods yard and parcels/left luggage shed, summer 1959.
Experiences with paint
Provoked by Phil Genner's letter on the question of primers in MRJ No, 5, Royston Carss relates some experiences - and brand names - from his own busy paintshop.
Dave Rowe discusses the desirability of canals as an adjunct to the model railway and details the building of his own famous 4mm scene, Leighton Buzzard. There's real water, too, if you want it.
Bamburgh - North sunderland Light Railway
The second in Don Townsley's series on popular yet seldom modelled prototypes.
Prototype information, drawings and photos of the North Sunderland Light Railway's Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST 'Bamburgh'.
A Birdcage for the 'H' Class
The first vehicle for one of MRJ's much-discussed 4mm project locomotives, the South Eastern & Chatham 'H' Class, rolls off the line. It's a 'Branchlines' etched kit of the SE&CR 32ft 'birdcage' passenger brake, built and described by Stephen Williams, a senior coachbuilder to Pendon Museum.
Petherick goods shed by Barry Norman. Irish 7mm scale layout by Richard Chown. Scratchbuilt 3mm WD 2-8-0 by Jim Barry. Havant LSWR footbridge in 3mm scale by Tony Seal.
Kit Built Trackwork
Alan Gibson's daring venture into track kit components for 4mm (and now 7mm) is one of the most talked-about developments in finescale modelling for years. Ian Pusey, whose private development work and techniques partly inspired the Gibson system, puts it to its most rigorous test yet.
Southwell Central: hard work in a minority scale
John Sutton wanders into the temple and asks...
Fictional ex-GCR branch line terminus set in the Midlands in the 1950s.
Small Suppliers Forum
North British Models - 'J37' kit. Howard Scenics - full colour signs. Melrose Models - Waverley Board structural sheeting. MJT - 4mm coach compensation units. George Norton - etched 4mm MR '700' kit. Trade Grapevine.
From the Modeller's Armchair
A dramatic tale of love, passion and heartbreak in a distant colony. The star of our story, Paul Kehoe, is in love with Kit, but does she care for him? Read on (and Barbara Cartland, eat your heart out...).
A salutory tale about incorrectly packed/shipped products.