287 results found for 'buildings'

  • Hemlock Byte

    Paul Fletcher

    Issue 17 (1987)



    Long-term plans are all very well, but what happens when they get in the way of just playing trains? The four members of the Tamar Valey Group - a non-aligned finescale model railway partnership - found an answer by postponing their 4mm magnum opus and building an all-action 7mm 'stage set'. Paul Fletcher describes it.

    Minimum space industrial layout.

    Tags: industrial, layouts, minimum space

  • Hest Bank gallows signals

    Mick Moore

    Issue 180 (2008)



    Mick Moore rises to the challenge of building a working 4mm scale model of this unusual prototype.

    Tags: LNWR / London & North Western Railway, scratchbuilding, signals / signalling

  • Highbury Colliery

    Jerry Clifford

    Issue 212 (2012)


    2mm/2mm FS

    While building his 2mm scale magnum opus, Bath, Queen Square, Jerry Clifford decided to take a break from the great project, and build something smaller. Here he describes his rationale behind that decision, which has led to a fascination with the collieries of North Somerset.

    Tags: layouts, S&DJR / Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway

  • Houses on the hill

    Geoff Taylor

    Issue 115 (1999)



    We were most impressed with Geoff Taylor's superbly atmospheric 4mm buildings and asked him to take us through his methods of construction.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • Hut Cluster

    Tim Shackleton

    Issue 91 (1996)



    Tim Shackleton abandons moving models for a spot of 4mm still life.

    Tags: buildings, detailing, scenery

  • Ill-considered Trifles

    Geoff Kent

    Issue 236 (2015)


    Geoff Kent carries a camera with him in order to record anything and everything that strikes him as an interesting reminder of times not-too-distantly past in the way of buildings, signs, fixtures and fittings. Here is a sample.

    Tags: buildings, lineside details, prototype

  • 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

  • Inkerman Street ...and the Signal Box

    Carl Legg

    Issue 42 (1990)



    Carl Legg forsakes the GWR (and an aversion to writing) for our project layout.

    Construction of an ex-L&Y signal box for Inkerman Street.

    Tags: buildings, layouts, LYR / L&YR / Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, scratchbuilding, signal boxes

  • Ironstone Wharf at Boot

    Peter Kazer

    Issue 220 (2013)


    Writes Peter Kazer: "When I planned the layout, I knew this would be the most difficult area, as I know of only one photograph of the quarry building, and that is in a state of dereliction and in the background. However, as serving the quarry was the main purpose for building the line in the first place, there was no getting away from the fact that it would have to appear, as 1880 was its heyday."

    Tags: industrial, layouts, narrow gauge