11 results found for 'Bob Barlow'

  • Cars and Vans

    Bob Barlow

    Issue 129 (2001)


    7mm, 4mm, 2mm

    Review of diecast and kit-built road vehicles by Bob Barlow

    Tags: kits, product reviews, road vehicles

  • Doing the Diorama

    Bob Barlow

    Issue 125 (2001)



    During 14 years in MRJ's editorial hotseat, Bob Barlow built a whole series of diorama, mainly to provide backdrops for the cover, finding them an interesting way to satisfy the modelling urge within severe time and space limits. Now that he's moved on, he's still at it - tis time in 7mm.

    Tags: buildings, dioramas, industrial, scratchbuilding

  • East Suffolk Ramblings

    Iain Rice, Bob Barlow

    Issue 150 (2004)



    In the early 1980s, the East Suffolk ight was the definitive statement of the finescale ethos - which, to a degree, it still is. It looked beautiful, it broke acres of new ground and at times it ran abominably. More to the point, MRJ was born amid its rambling trackage and bleak salt marshes. Twenty-odd years on, Iain Rice explains what the ESLR was all about, while Bob Barlow's captions pick out some of the things that worked brilliantly andothers that didn't.

    Tags: layouts, light railways

  • Etched signal box in 2mm scale

    Bob Barlow

    Issue 1 (1985)



    Churchward Models 2mm scale etched kit for a GWR timber signal box.

    Tags: buildings, etched brass, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, product reviews, signal boxes

  • Inkerman Street

    Bob Barlow

    Compendium 2 (1994)



    The full story of MRJ's 7mm project layout 'Inkerman Street', based in 1940s Salford.

    Tags: layouts, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • Inkerman Street

    Bob Barlow

    Issue 15 (1987)



    The MRJ team is building - or perhaps 'organising' would be a better word - a minimum-space exhibition layout in 7mm scale. It's radical in concept, experimental in nature - and it worries us all to death. Editor Bob Barlow tells of the uncomfortable birth-pangs of 'Inkerman Street, LMS' and, in committing it to print, ensures that we finish it.

    1940 LMS (ex-L&Y).

    Tags: layout design, layouts, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, minimum space

  • Inkerman Street - The Structures

    Bob Barlow

    Issue 41 (1990)



    Seeking out and selecting the prototypes to suit our project was good fun, says Bob Barlow, but turning them into models was a bigger job than he expected.

    Tags: buildings, houses, layouts, scratchbuilding, warehouses

  • Speedy Stock Suspension

    Bob Barlow

    Issue 9 (1986)


    4mm/P4, 4mm/EM

    One of the things that drew Bob Barlow towards P4 was the sight of a slowly rolling train of wagons with daylight flickering between the spokes, unencumbered by oversize flanges. Finescale wheels need help to stay on the rails, but it need not be a hard job.

    Overview of various methods of wagon suspension/compensation and the available components, including Scalefour Society rocking W-irons, Locomotion pivot units, and Hammond springing units.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, components, wagons, wheels

  • The Finescale Chronicles

    Bob Barlow

    Compendium 2 (1994)


    Techniques may improve and products grow ever more sophisticated, but the desire to build better model railways - the 'finescale attitude' - is nothing new. Innovators and improvers have been chasing realism since the early years of this century, spreading the good word trough books, magazines and other forms of print. Collecting this published wisdom is both educational and satisfying, especially for those whose lives allow less time at the workbench than they would like. MRJ editor Bob Barlow has been collecting for years, and offers it as a rewarding pastime for fellow modellers.

    Tags: books / publications

  • The MRJ Exhibition Report

    Bob Barlow

    Issue 43 (1990)


    A historic turning point for the hobby - or something else? Experiences, views and reactions on a unique event, rounded up by Bob Barlow.

    Tags: exhibitions / events