308 results found for 'buildings'

  • 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

  • Midland Goods Office

    Richard Ellis

    Issue 260 (2018)



    Characterised by careful observation and fine modelling, is this small goods office, the work of Richard Ellis. Admitting to having a bit of a 'thing' about brickwork, he draws our attention to the different bonds that are commonly used in building construction, and then explains with clarity how he models them. We were excited by the realism of his work, and feel sure you will be too

    Tags: buildings, goods yards, MR / Midland Railway

  • 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

  • Modelling in the Days of Utility

    Alec Fry

    Issue 270 (2019)


    Alec Fry describes the various ways keen railway modellers went to considerable lengths to keep their hobby going during the early 1940s

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • More computer-designed buildings

    Alec Fry

    Issue 208 (2011)


    Alec Fry describes a technique for combining computer-aided design with photography to deliver an accurate representation of buildings.

    Tags: buildings, computer-aided design, techniques