308 results found for 'buildings'

  • No. 1 Shop: Beams, springs and the 0-4-4T: The missing link?

    Tim Watson

    Issue 4 (1985)


    2mm/2mm FS

    If a problem is tough in 4mm scale - building an 0-4-4 chassis, for instance - it doesn't get any easier as the scale goes down. As debate over beams and springs continues, Tim Watson, of the Model Railway Club's 2mm group, explains how he built an 0-4-4 using both.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, No. 1 Shop, pre-grouping, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • No. 1 Shop: Building the Chassis

    Iain Rice

    Issue 4 (1985)



    Scratchbuilding a chassis for the Wills SECR 'H' class 0-4-4T.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, No. 1 Shop, pre-grouping, scratchbuilding, SE&CR / SECR / South Eastern & Chatham Railway, steam locomotives

  • No. 1 Shop: Insulated Efficiency

    Sid Stubbs

    Issue 56 (1992)


    Having described his method of making high-efficiency worm drives (MRJ No. 42), Sid Stubbs explains some straightforward methods for building high-efficiency chassis to put them in

    Using 'Tufnol' stretchers and axle insulators

    Tags: chassis, No. 1 Shop

  • No. 1 Shop: Moving on to Etched Brass - The Gibson 'J15'

    Iain Rice

    Issue 7 (1986)



    The inmates of the shop have been getting to grips with another project loco, adopting a slightly different approach on this occasion: rather than two or three of us combining to build one model, we have each gone our own way, and built three models of the same type of loco, starting with the same kit. The machine in question is the evergreen LNER/BR 'J15' 0-6-0 ex-Great Eastern 'Y14'. The man who got the job of building the loco straight from the kit, warts and all, was Allan Sibley, something of an authority on Eastern Region locomotives. His account of the construction of Cambridge area loco 65460 in BR condition takes up most of this No. 1 Shop and, while he is presenting a personal view, the rest of the regulars endorse his findings and comments. We feel that this particular kit, when it appeared, did take the etched loco kit a step or two along the evolutionary road. In spite of one or two drawbacks, it is a good kit - one of the best.

    Alan Gibson etched brass kit - built straight from the box.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, etched brass, GER / Great Eastern Railway, kits, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, No. 1 Shop, product reviews, prototype, steam locomotives

  • No. 1 Shop: R-T-R to Finescale Fast

    Iain Rice, Rod Neep

    Issue 1 (1985)



    The Model Railway Journal's 'No. 1 Shop' is a detailed, far-reaching series on the art of locomotive building, initially in 4mm scale, but diversifying into both the smaller and grander scales as time goes on.

    A step-by-step guide to constructing a beam-compensated GWR 48xx/14xx 0-4-2T in 4mm finescale, using the Dapol body, Perseverance etched chassis and various detailing components. Includes prototype drawings and photos.

    Tags: detailing, drawings / plans, GWR / Great Western Railway, No. 1 Shop, RTR / kit conversions, RTR / ready-to-run, steam locomotives

  • No. 1 Shop: Scratchbuilding an 0-6-0 tender engine in 2mm scale

    Dave Holland

    Issue 34 (1989)



    In building this J15 chassis design - and some words of advice and comfort for scratchbuilders who do not own a lathe.5, Dave Holland came up with an exceptional

    Tags: chassis, lathes, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, No. 1 Shop, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives, techniques

  • North Norfolk Buildings

    Trevor Nunn

    Issue 206 (2011)



    East of the Wash, but within the coastal area of North Norfolk is where we may find Nunstanton. Trevor Nunn's S Scale model of the supposed station, has, since it first appeared in MRJ 199, deservedly received much critical acclaim, and here he describes how he models the distinctive and varied styles of architecture found within the area.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • Orford

    Paul Clarke

    Issue 262 (2018)


    7mm/7mm FS

    With the same attention to detail that impressed us so much with Debenham, Paul Clarke returns to the pages of MRJ with a new layout. Although smaller, Orford is no less impressive, and demonstrates that there is much to be enjoyed in building a finely detailed and carefully observed scene in 7mm scale

    Tags: layouts

  • Pantiles for Pendon

    Malcolm Smith

    Issue 47 (1991)



    Malcolm Smith rises to a challenge presented by Pendon Museum - 4mm scale pantiles of the 'double Roman' variety.

    Tags: buildings, detailing, drawings / plans, scenery, techniques

  • Pempoul

    Gordon Gravett

    Issue 185 (2008)



    Finally hitting the exhibition circuit in 2008 after being 17 years in the building, this 1:50 scale Résau Breton Layout has stopped people in their tracks at every show it's attended. Gordon Gravett sips on a glass of Pinot gris and reflects on the travails of its construction.

    French meter gauge railway.

    Tags: layouts, Résau Breton