36 results found for 'Martyn Welch'

  • The Art of Weathering a Locomotive - Part Two

    Martyn Welch

    Issue 253 (2017)


    Martyn Welch continues his account from MRJ 252, this time describing the way in which he weathers a locomotive body, thus completing one of the most important and relevant articles we have published.

    Tags: weathering

  • The Art of Weathering a Steam Locomotive - Part One

    Martyn Welch

    Issue 252 (2017)


    Ever since Martyn Welch wrote his hugely influential book, The Art of Weathering, we have pestered him to write more. Now, with the benefit of a further twenty years experience gained weathering engines to commission, he writes about the techniques that he presently uses. The wait was certainly worthwhile, as this easy-to-follow account will guide and inspire us all to improve our weathering techniques.

    Tags: weathering

  • The Rat - A rolling stock axle alignment thingy

    Martyn Welch

    Issue 109 (1999)


    A home-made devise to ensure that axles are fixed parallel to each other.

    Tags: chassis, tools

  • The shape of things to come

    Martyn Welch

    Issue 160 (2005)



    This is something we've been eagerly awaiting for a long, long time - a group of work-in-progress views of Martyn Welch's exquisite ex-GER J15 0-6-0 in Scale 7.

    Tags: GER / Great Eastern Railway, locomotives, steam locomotives

  • The Tin Turtle

    Martyn Welch

    Issue 77 (1995)



    Martyn builds a kit for the tiny Motor Rail Simplex, 40HP industrial.

    Tags: industrial, kits, lathes

  • The Unpainted Wagon

    Martyn Welch

    Issue 262 (2018)


    Martyn Welch looks at the weathering of wood and takes as his practice the common practice in the early years of nationalisation of leaving wagons unpainted. Here he shows how it is done on three ex-Private Owner Wagons

    Tags: paints / painting, wagons, weathering

  • The worse for wear...

    Martyn Welch

    Issue 161 (2005)



    It's easy to forget Martyn Welch is a fine model-maker as well as the weatherer par excellence. Here he combines his mechanical and artistic skills to create a humdrum 0-6-0 that looks as if it's seen a lifetime of rough shunts and bodged repairs. In the first part of the story, he explains how he faithfully replicates the prototype's bumps, quirks and eccentricities using techniques that can be applied to virtually any loco-building project.

    Tags: steam locomotives, weathering

  • Wagon Loads No. 3: The Joy Of Sacks

    Martyn Welch

    Issue 67 (1993)


    You can use exotic Oriental techniques, says Martyn Welch, or more natural British methods.

    Representing sacked wagon loads.

    Tags: detailing, wagons

  • Wagon Loads No.1: Sheeted Vehicles

    Martyn Welch

    Issue 65 (1993)



    Martyn Welch, creator of the landmark 7mm layout, 'Hursley', returns to MRJ, bringing his remarkable talents to bear on the modelling of wagon loads. In this first article, he uses straightforward and widely applicable techniques to make convincing representations of the uniquitous tarpaulin.

    Tags: detailing, wagons

  • Wagon Loads No.2: Heavy Metal

    Martyn Welch

    Issue 66 (1993)



    Martyn Welch enjoys bars and steel bands, in that order, as he demonstrates with his latest 7mm wagon loads.

    Steel girders and steel coils.

    Tags: detailing, wagons