287 results found for 'buildings'

  • The Ups and Downs of Semaphore Signals

    Derek Mundy

    Issue 230 (2014)


    With a clear and practical explanation, Derek Mundy calls on his years of experience building signals, to tell us how he chooses to operate them today using the GF Controls setting board

    Tags: electrics / electronics, operation, signals / signalling

  • The Way Ahead - Radio Control Arrives

    Don Rowland

    Issue 218 (2012)



    Don Rowland is so confident with the current radio-control equipment that, believe it or not, he has sold his exceptional Alpraham Sidings layout and at 82 years old he is building a new P4 layout without any wiring

    Tags: radio-control

  • The WD project - part 2

    Pete Jary

    Issue 163 (2005)



    In a previous issue we told the story of how Hillingdon Railway Modellers came to design and market their own 7mm scale kit for the Austerity 2-8-0. Club member Pete Jary was co-opted into building the first production sample.

    Tags: kits, steam locomotives

  • The Wisdom of Solomon

    Norman Solomon

    Issue 143 (2003)


    Norman Solomon is the undisputed king of finescale track-building. In this exclusive two-part feature he uses his wealth of practical experience to shw how we can all create good-looking, prototypical trackwork - even in OO gauge.

    Tags: track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • The worse for wear...

    Martyn Welch

    Issue 161 (2005)



    It's easy to forget Martyn Welch is a fine model-maker as well as the weatherer par excellence. Here he combines his mechanical and artistic skills to create a humdrum 0-6-0 that looks as if it's seen a lifetime of rough shunts and bodged repairs. In the first part of the story, he explains how he faithfully replicates the prototype's bumps, quirks and eccentricities using techniques that can be applied to virtually any loco-building project.

    Tags: steam locomotives, weathering

  • The 'Exebridge' Warehouses

    Dave Rowe, Shirley Rowe

    Issue 14 (1987)



    On show at IMREX, Dave & Shirley Rowe's magnificent Exebridge diorama made its first appearance in MRJ No. 9. We are now pleased to follow with the first of a series of articles describing its construction.

    Tags: buildings, dioramas, warehouses

  • The 'other' Weston-super-Mare

    Andrew Ulyott

    Issue 162 (2005)



    Looking for a layout-building project, Andrew Ulyott found inspiration close to home. His delightful EM gauge portrait of the Weston, Cleveland and Portishead terminus at Ashcombe Road is an unusual example of a Colonel Stephens railway in an urban context.

    Tags: layouts, WC&PR / Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway

  • Three Bridges Engine Shed in 4mm

    Geoff Taylor

    Issue 211 (2011)



    Geoff Taylor describes the construction, painting and detailing of his 4mm model of Three Bridges engine shed.

    Tags: buildings, engine sheds / motive power depots / MPDs

  • Twin Compos

    Tim Peacock

    Issue 243 (2015)



    Twin sets were used in the ex-LNER Marylebone outer suburban services to High Wycombe, so they were a must for Tim Peacock's developing model of the station. He commissioned an etch and now describes how he built them, using ideas that can be transferred more generally to the building of 4mm scale carriages.

    Tags: coaches, etched brass, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway

  • Two Houses For Penhelig

    Geoff Taylor

    Issue 176 (2007)



    Geoff Taylor builds a pair of 4mm scale detached houses with an unmistakeably Welsh flavour.

    Tags: buildings, houses, scratchbuilding