308 results found for 'buildings'

  • Gupworthy Viaduct (part 2)

    David Nicolson

    Issue 249 (2016)


    7mm/7mm FS

    Following on from MRJ 244, David Nicholson completes his account of building a Brunel-style timber viaduct in 7mm scale

    Tags: bridges, GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts, scratchbuilding

  • Guttering in 2mm scale

    Tony Simms

    Issue 48 (1991)



    Really fine detail can lend a sense of scale and realism to any model building, ands well executed guttering and downpipes are the sort of components which are worth taking trouble with. Tony Simms describes a technique which should prove usefull to modellers in other scales.

    Tags: detailing, houses, scratchbuilding

  • GWR Cattle Wagon Variants - Part 1

    Martin Goodall

    Issue 24 (1988)



    Martin Goodall slips through the diagram book, noting the differences and building some 4mm/P4 examples of these distinctive GWR livestock vehicles.

    Part 1. Continued in issue 25.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, wagons

  • Half-Day Excursion to Blakeney

    Geoff Kent

    Issue 142 (2003)



    In the wake of Retford's appearance in the last issue, so many readers asked about the equally fabulous EM gauge layout with which it shares a home that we asked Geoff Kent to take us on a short tour. 'It seems hard to believe,' says Geoff, 'but the layout's been around for fourteen years now. One of these days I must get round to building a new train set...'

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Hard Yards

    Richard Ellis

    Issue 269 (2019)



    When Richard Ellis wrote about 'A Midland Lighter' in MRJ 266, we could see tantalising glimpses of the adjacent yard. This introduced us to his 'Midland in Bristol' diorama, and here he describes how he creates the undulating surfaces and textures of the yard surface, a topic rarely visited in detail, but one that most will face when building a layout

    Tags: goods yards, lineside details, scenery, scratchbuilding

  • 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

  • High Wycombe Down Building

    Tim Peacock

    Issue 267 (2018)



    We have followed Tim Peacock's well researched and beautifully crafted model of High Wycombe as it has developed. He has now built the Down Platform building and is currently working on the long canopy that will extend from it

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • 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