308 results found for 'buildings'

  • The Downing Maltings

    Peter Johnson

    Issue 245 (2016)



    Standing under the crumbling overbridge in the quiet of Merchant's Road, Peter Johnson tried to picture the noise and bustle of earlier times at Gloucester docks. He was drawn to the derelict maltings around him, and decided to include them in his developing 4mm Canada Street project.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding, techniques

  • The Dunwich Pub

    Geoff Kent

    Issue 29 (1989)



    Geoff Kent is the buildings supremo on the celebrated 4mm exhibition layout Dunwich, featured for the first time anywhere in MRJ No.15. To illustrate the methods which have produced everything from tiny privies to monster maltings, we asked him to describe one of the layout's most characteristic structures, the Malt Shovel pub.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • The Engine and Tender

    Geoff Taylor

    Issue 126 (2001)



    We are again pleased to feature the work of Geoff Taylor who, in search of inspiration, took to the hills and ended up down the pub. Happily for us, he returned sober enough to build another exquisite 4mm model and tell us the tale.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • The fiddle yard for Grove Ferry Junction

    Robin Fielding

    Issue 199 (2010)



    It has become something of a tradition for fiddle yards on S Scale layouts to be hidden. This does, however, restrict the kind of system that can be used, as often the buildings screening the front can get in the way of the moving tracks. However, the approach that Robin Fielding is describing here allows the tracks to slide back and forth, and then at the end of an operating session the whole cassette can be pulled forward and turned around, ready to start again. A rather clever idea, me thinks!

    Tags: minimum space, storage

  • The Gas Works.

    Geoff Williams

    Issue 37 (1990)


    Geoff outlines the basic ingredients of a realistic gas works and explains how 'representative selection' provided the model Aylesbury with a suitably impressive example of an essential period.

    Tags: buildings, layouts

  • The Gutter Press

    Graham Rayner

    Issue 96 (1997)



    If ever a simple modelling tool deserved a prize, this is it! 4mm gutters made from scrap, foil containers.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • The Last Great Project - Part 4

    David Jenkinson

    Issue 92 (1997)



    The crucial research

    Tags: agriculture / farming, buildings, drawings / plans, layouts, scenery

  • The Lodge

    Ralph Burrows

    Issue 213 (2012)



    Here Ralph Burrows introduces us to his recent extension to Wanhurst, and, in particular, one of his fine buildings, The Lodge, an Arts and Crafts style house of handsome proportions, that dominates Wanhurst Common.

    Tags: buildings, layouts

  • The Many Faces of the '04'

    Monty Wells

    Issue 3 (1985)



    The class '04' shunter offers a wide range of opportunities for the modeller. Monty Wells looks at its many quirks and oddities, and examines the possibilities in 4mm scale.

    Extensive prototype notes, photos and drawings as well as details for building and improving the 4mm scale Vulcan etched brass kit.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, diesel locomotives, drawings / plans, etched brass, kits, product reviews, prototype, tramways

  • The Modelling of Black Lion Crossing

    Geoff Kent

    Issue 270 (2019)



    Continuing from the previous issue, Geoff Kent details more of the construction. Well-known for his ability to interpret the buildings he chooses in plastic sheet, he also uses other familiar materials and here he shows how they can be used imaginatively.

    In the future Geoff will return by showing us in detail the methods he uses, and we very much look forward to that.

    Tags: buildings, scenery, scratchbuilding