6 results found for 'Alan Brackenborough'

  • 7mm Autotrain

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 237 (2015)

    p.51

    7mm

    Ace model painter Alan Brackenborough gives us his take on modelling the GWR's much-loved autotrains in 7mm scale.

    Tags: auto-coaches / auto-trailers, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits

  • Finescale in the Garden

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 176 (2007)

    p.163

    7mm

    Painter supreme Alan Brackenborough takes us on a tour of his 7mm scale garden railway - a masteriece of balance and proportion, an object lesson in awareness of the possibilities of space. Like everything Brack does, it's beautifully conceived and executed, the perfect showcase for his ever-growing collection of exquisite hand-built models.

    Tags: garden railways, layouts

  • GWR 'Toplight' in 7mm scale.

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 173 (2007)

    p.55

    7mm

    Alan Brackenborough builds a mixed-media kit from Just Like the Real Thing.

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway

  • Maunsell's Main-Line Stock

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 169 (2006)

    p.221

    7mm

    Alan Brackenborough models these fine coaches in 7mm scale.

    Tags: coaches, SR / Southern Railway

  • Painting - by an old master

    Barry Norman, Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 76 (1995)

    p.3

    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.

    Tags: paints / painting, techniques

  • The Craft of Carriage Building

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 253 (2017)

    p.70

    7mm

    It is tempting and reassuring to build models from kits, but sometimes the urge to make something a little different and individual can be far more satisfying. So when wishing to make another set of 7mm carriages to run the service between Oxford and Worcester on his beautiful garden line that we featured in MRJ 176, the opportunity arose for Alan Brackenborough to build not only something different, but also more fitting historically. After researching likely composition of the train, he settled on three different carriage diagrams, none of which were available as kits. Here he describes how he approached this project, explaining the methods he used to scratchbuild these Dean clerestory carriages in the well-worn and patched-up condition that they would have been in during the 1930s.

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway, plasticard / styrene, scratchbuilding