308 results found for 'buildings'

  • Talyllyn Railway Wooden Buildings for Pendre

    Peter Kazer

    Issue 265 (2018)



    As Part of Trevor Hughes' ambitious project to build a 1/32 scale model of Tywyn (Towyn as it was called in the period modelled) Pendre, Peter Kazer somehow volunteered or was coerced into building the two timber buildings which existed in about 1905

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding, Talyllyn Railway

  • Tan-y-Grisau

    Trevor Hughes

    Issue 78 (1995)



    Trevor Hughes's beautiful rendition of the Ffestiniog in its heyday is built in S scale and required manufacturing techniques as well as artistry.

    Includes scale drawings and floorplans of Tan-y-Grisau station buildings.

    Tags: drawings / plans, Ffestiniog / Festiniog Railway, layouts, narrow gauge

  • Temples of Convenience

    Geoff Dowling

    Issue 27 (1988)


    Geoff Dowling models something no cityscape can do without and looks at some splendid examples of the genre, crying out for the etchers attention.

    Public toilet

    Tags: buildings, kits

  • The Amberley Limeworks - a signature model

    Peter Ross

    Issue 250 (2016)



    In New Zealand (total population 4.6 million) railway modellers are a fairly rare breed - especially those who choose to model the 'native' 3ft 6in gauge prototype in SN3½ (3/16 in scale on 16.5mm gauge track). As can be imagined, there is not a lot in the way of commercial support for this scale/gauge combination: a handful of cast and etched kits of variable quality, some very good fittings and components, and not a whiff of anything RTR. As seems often to be the case in such 'adverse' circumstances, the result has been the evolution of a tradition of modelmaking of the very highest quality, of which Peter Ross's portrait of a small lineside industry is a fine example - the more so as everything else on the layout is fully up to the same stunning standard!

    Tags: buildings, industrial, New Zealand

  • The Bank

    Geoff Taylor

    Issue 131 (2001)



    Geoff Taylor returns to our pages with another of his superb 4mm buildings.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • The Bendy J17

    Jas Millham

    Issue 100 (1998)


    Getting scale locomotives round bends can drive you round the bend. Jas Millham resorted to building one of his S scale 0-6-0s as an 0-4-2-0 and and, despite an early attempt at mechanical suicide, ended up with a model which negotiated curves with silky smoothness.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, steam locomotives

  • The Cockfield Thunderbolt or the Long Road to a Big Goods

    Iain Rice

    Issue 265 (2018)



    Ian Rice describes building an ex-GER 'Big Goods (LNER/BR class J17) in 4mm

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • The Craft of Carriage Building

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 253 (2017)



    It is tempting and reassuring to build models from kits, but sometimes the urge to make something a little different and individual can be far more satisfying. So when wishing to make another set of 7mm carriages to run the service between Oxford and Worcester on his beautiful garden line that we featured in MRJ 176, the opportunity arose for Alan Brackenborough to build not only something different, but also more fitting historically. After researching likely composition of the train, he settled on three different carriage diagrams, none of which were available as kits. Here he describes how he approached this project, explaining the methods he used to scratchbuild these Dean clerestory carriages in the well-worn and patched-up condition that they would have been in during the 1930s.

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway, plasticard / styrene, scratchbuilding

  • The Craft of Carriage Building

    Alan Brackenborough

    Issue 258 (2017)



    Continuing from the first part of his article published earlier this year in MRJ 253, Alan Brackenborough describes how he builds the underframes, and completes his 7mm scale Dean clerestory carriages

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding

  • The Demolition Job

    Kier Hardy

    Issue 203 (2010)



    Keir Hardy shares the inspiration and ideas behind his new Hornsey Road layout and provides a foretaste of the surroundings with this skillful portrayal of an all too familiar site in the 1970s.

    Row of derelict terraced houses depicted in various stages of demolition.

    Tags: buildings