8 results found for 'Peter Johnson'

  • 16T Rustbuckets

    Peter Johnson

    Issue 148 (2004)

    p.33

    If you model the post-war scene, convincingly weathered mineral wagons are essential. Getting just the right balance of rust and banged-about decrepitude is one of modelling's greatest challenges but, purely with paint, thinners and varnish, Peter Johnson makes it look easy.

    Tags: paints / painting, wagons, weathering

  • A half-sunken barge

    Peter Johnson

    Issue 196 (2010)

    p.21

    4mm

    Peter Johnson describes his 4mm scale model of a broad-water barge, an unusual and undeniably eye-catching layout feature.

    Built for his 4mm layout, Canada Road.

    Tags: boats / ships

  • Canada Road

    Peter Johnson

    Issue 146 (2003)

    p.275

    4mm/EM

    The whole place, we imagine, has long since been bull-dozed to make way for a chic marina or heritage centre. But the dockside setting of this compact EM layout by Peter Johnson recalls the workaday sediness of the immediate post-steam period. Weed-strewn and quietly rusting into oblivion, Canada Road is a gentle masterpiece of observation, mirroring the dying embers of one era and the uneasy birth of another.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Chalked Up

    Peter Johnson

    Issue 152 (2004)

    p.193

    Peter Johnson explains how the system of chalked wagon markings worked and shows how you can replicate it in model form.

    Tags: detailing, vans, wagons

  • Scratchbuilding BR hopper wagons in 4mm scale

    Peter Johnson

    Issue 155 (2004)

    p.309

    4mm

    Using styrene sheet and adapted kit underframes, Peter Johnson builds some high-capacity (and highly characteristic) wagons from the post-war era.

    Tags: wagons

  • Scratchbuilding BR hopper wagons in 4mm scale

    Peter Johnson

    Issue 156 (2005)

    p.23

    4mm

    Peter Johnson looks at the 20T grain hopper.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, scratchbuilding, wagons

  • Scratchbuilding BR hopper wagons in 4mm scale

    Peter Johnson

    Issue 157 (2005)

    p.75

    4mm/EM

    Peter Johnson concludes this short tour around his EM gauge wagon workshop with an unusual modelling proposition - the 24T Covhop.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, scratchbuilding, wagons

  • The Downing Maltings

    Peter Johnson

    Issue 245 (2016)

    p.60

    4mm

    Standing under the crumbling overbridge in the quiet of Merchant's Road, Peter Johnson tried to picture the noise and bustle of earlier times at Gloucester docks. He was drawn to the derelict maltings around him, and decided to include them in his developing 4mm Canada Street project.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding, techniques