287 results found for 'buildings'

  • Locomotives of Dunwich

    Roy Jackson

    Issue 18 (1987)



    Roy Jackson is the first to admit that his views - and the way he puts them - have not always endeared him to fellow modellers. But his loco building performance on a series of notable layouts, and most recently as CME of the EM triumph 'Dunwich', has always vindicated his somewhat harsh, sometimes hilarious words. Before going on to describe the locomotives of Dunwich in a little more details, Roy, going into print for the first time, provides his 'let's-get-a-few-things-straight' preamble. Some of you may care to hold on to your hats.

    Tags: steam locomotives

  • Lofthouse South Junction Signal Box G.N.R.

    John Cockcroft

    Issue 18 (1987)


    John Cockcroft discusses some of the interesting design peculiarities of GNR signal boxes, epsecially the remarkable crop which turned up in the West Riding of Yorkshire, of which Lofthouse South Junction is a typical example.

    Includes detailed scale drawings.

    Tags: buildings, drawings / plans, GNR / Great Northern Railway, prototype, signal boxes

  • Lomotives of Dunwich: Part 3 - Floppychas or beam compensation

    Roy Jackson

    Issue 207 (2011)



    Roy Jackson takes a step-by-step, back to basics look at how he went about building a compensated chassis for an old Airfix N7 0-6-2T body using Alan Gibson frames, wheels and crankpins, Mashima can motor and High Level Models gearbox.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, steam locomotives

  • Manvers on the Mantelpiece

    Simon Dunkley

    Issue 175 (2007)



    Is Gauge 1 the new rock 'n' roll? The large scale and incredible levels of detail seem to be tempting quite a few modellers, even if they're only building a one-off model for the showcase. Recent convert, Simon Dunkley builds Slater's RCH 7-plank private owner wagon.

    Tags: kits, private owner, wagons

  • Masokits Corridor Connections

    Guy Williams

    Issue 64 (1993)



    Review of 4mm kits for LMS & GWR corridor connections and building the GWR Scissors version.

    Tags: coaches, components, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, product reviews

  • Midland Compound in 7mm - Part 2

    David Hunt

    Issue 104 (1998)



    David Hunt concludes his account of the building of his ScaleSeven MR locomotive.

    Tags: MR / Midland Railway, pre-grouping, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Milton Station

    Geoff Taylor

    Issue 196 (2010)



    A 7mm scale overall roof can work out to be a large project than you might at first think, but, as you can see from the pictures, the result is very impressive. Geoff Taylor explains how he tackled the project.

    Tags: buildings

  • Model Loco Finishing

    Malcolm Mitchell

    Issue 237 (2015)



    Malcolm Mitchell is renowned for his exquisite workmanship in loco kit building, so ew asked him to pass on a few tips which might help the rest of us improve. The example he uses is a 7mm scale GWR 45XX Prairie.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, locomotives, techniques

  • Modelling British Outline in H0

    Malcolm Carlsson

    Issue 59 (1992)


    Back in the 1920s, when the 'experts' were making such a hash of commercial scales and gauges, Malcolm Carlsson saw 'Half 0' - 3.5mm scale on 16.5mm track - as the simplest, purest and most sensible combination for small scale model railways. Sixty years on, he's still building British outline models in H0 - out of step with most of the rest of us, but in line with the rest of the world! However, whilst most foreign modellers can get their equipment straight off the shelves, building British prototypes in H0 calls for ingenuity, skill and a touch of the old pioneer spirit - in short, the individualistic approach that provides the all-important challenge to British finescallers of every description.

    Tags: reference, scales / gauges

  • Modelling Brunel's GWR Baulk Road in 2mm Scale

    Ian Smith

    Issue 244 (2016)


    2mm/2mm FS

    Ian Smith describes his approach to building Brunel's baulk road in 2mm finescale

    Tags: broad gauge, GWR / Great Western Railway, techniques, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way