2 results found for 'Norman Whitnall'

  • Jackson Couplings

    David Booth, John Langan, Norman Whitnall

    Issue 55 (1992)

    p.131

    Despite the best efforts of many small suppliers, nobody has yet invented a reliable low-visibility coupling to beat the late Alex Jackson's device, which was and remains as brilliant as it is simple, at least in concept. Members of the Manchester Model Railway Society, Alex's old club, retain custodianship of the coupling and are still improving it to this day. Here three of them, John Langan, Norman Whitnall and Dave Booth, give the definitive explanation of how the basic AJ couplings work, how to make them and how to set them up. A second article will deal with modern developments making them simpler still.

    Examination of the AJ coupling.

    Tags: couplings, scratchbuilding

  • Jackson Couplings, Part 2 – Modern Developments

    David Booth, John Langan, Norman Whitnall

    Issue 56 (1992)

    p.177

    4mm

    In the second and final part of their examination of the extraordinary Alex Jackson coupling, John Langan, Norman Whitnall and Dave Booth look at some of the refinements that have been devised since Alex’s death – and explain why these little bits of twisted wire have defeated all attempts at commercialisation.

    Examination of the AJ coupling.

    Tags: couplings, scratchbuilding