308 results found for 'buildings'

  • A Beginner's Guide to Building a Chassis

    Barry Norman

    Issue 245 (2016)


    4mm, 7mm

    Using a process that is equally suited to 4mm and 7mm scales, Barry Norman explains the steps he takes to make a successfully running compensated chassis

    He has written the article to help his club members who have no experience of chassis construction, but are taking their first steps into finescale modelling project, with a daring attempt at building a Scale 7 layout

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, locomotives, techniques

  • A Brace of Crabs

    Mick Moore

    Issue 190 (2009)



    Mick Moore uses the DJH kit as the basis for building a pair of LMS Crabs in the days before Bachmann introduced their model.

    Tags: etched brass, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, RTR / kit conversions, steam locomotives

  • A different approach to scratch building

    Peter Stanger

    Issue 210 (2011)



    By producing his own etches from the outset, Peter Stranger explains how he scratchbuilt a Gresley/Robinson, A5/2 2-6-2T Tank Loco in 4mm scale.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • A Different Approach to Scratch Building

    Peter Stanger

    Issue 226 (2013)



    Peter Stanger continues the story of his Gresley/Robinson A5/2 2-6-2T in 4mm. The first part of this article appeared in MRJ No. 210.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • A G.W.R. Station Building in 4mm Scale

    Gerry Hall

    Issue 17 (1987)



    Plasticard model of Tetbury station building, GWR.

    Tags: buildings, GWR / Great Western Railway, plasticard / styrene

  • A Geordie Gem

    Tim Shackleton

    Issue 107 (1998)



    Building a High Level kit for a 4mm Manning Wardle 0-4-0ST.

    Tags: etched brass, kits, product reviews, steam locomotives

  • A glimpse of two chimneys

    Alan Dewey

    Issue 212 (2012)



    The unusual building at Marlesford, with its pale brickwork and substantial pair of chimney stacks, was chosen as a distinct and deliberate contrast to the red brick of the 1965-style buildings found at East Lodge on Alan Dewey's recently retired exhibition layout. Enthused again, he describes the construction of the station building that will form an eye-catching feature on his newly started 4mm scale layout.

    Tags: buildings, East Suffolk Railway

  • A Porter's Hut for High Wycombe

    Tim Peacock

    Issue 221 (2013)


    With the retaining wall at High Wycombe complete, Tim Peacock decided to use the same laser cutting technology to make his first building. With the help of club mates, he learned how to draw with AutoCAD, and then use the drawings to make his own kit of parts, choosing the Porter's hut as an ideal starting point from which to learn.

    Tags: buildings, laser etching, scratchbuilding, techniques

  • A Quartering Device

    Jorgen Sturup

    Issue 95 (1997)


    Building an accurate quartering gauge.

    Tags: tools

  • A Scratchbuilder's Workshop

    Rod Neep

    Compendium 1 (1988)


    Following his well-received article on setting-up for kit-building, Rod Neep suggests a shopping list for the scratchbuilder. These days, Rod is a professional with some very sophisticated hardware, but he hasn't forgotten that he was an amateur for a lot longer - and he insists that, luxuries aside, the list can be boiled down to just two essential extras.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, tools