308 results found for 'buildings'

  • A Slice of Wensleydale

    Barry Norman

    Issue 88 (1996)



    Barry tackles the distinctive stonework of the Yorkshire Dales, all in 7mm scale.

    Tags: buildings, techniques

  • A Small Brecon & Merthyr Signal Box

    Rodney Hall

    Issue 2 (1985)



    Rodney Hall describes an attractive structure intended for his minimum space layout.

    Plasticard model constructed by Rodney Hall for his layout 'Lanastr'. Includes prototype details and 4mm scale drawings of Rhiwderin box, on which the model is based.

    Tags: B&MR / BMR / Brecon & Merthyr Railway, buildings, drawings / plans, prototype, signal boxes

  • A tale of two Y7s

    John Holden

    Issue 199 (2010)



    This simple engine with plenty of character, is an ideal first step into kit building, and a great place to build the confidence needed to tackle something more adventurous. Here John Holden (who describes himself as a raw amateur) introduces us to the bits and pieces that can be collected together to enable us to build our first S Scale locomotive.

    LNER Class Y7 (NER Class H) 0-4-0

    Tags: LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • A Victorian Skeleton

    Steve Hall

    Issue 120 (2000)



    Steve Hall gets that glazed look over a delicate structure.

    Modelling the Halifax St. Paul's station canopy in derelict, 1950s condition, for Halifax Kings Cross

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • A Wall For Wycombe

    Tim Peacock

    Issue 207 (2011)



    A plain brick wall along the back of a scene sounds easy enough to model in 4mm, but Tim Peacock found that a realistic portrayal of this vital feature at High Wycombe required considerable thought and experimentation.

    Tags: buildings, lineside details

  • A Wantage Warehouse in 4mm

    Nick de Courtais

    Issue 52 (1992)



    The layout doesn't exist yet, but it's had a building-in-waiting for about ten years. Nick de Courtais couldn't resist this unusual and attractive structure which once adorned Wantage basin.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding, warehouses

  • A Wolverhampton Wanderer

    Karl Crowther

    Issue 221 (2013)



    Karl Crowther shows us his approach to building an etch kit, by discussing his ideas, and giving us sound practical advice that will ensure success. He has chosen a Malcolm Mitchell GWR 517 Class in 4mm scale, as his subject.

    Tags: etched brass, GWR / Great Western Railway, steam locomotives, techniques

  • A 'Virtual' model railway club

    Issue 236 (2015)



    Despite being spread far and wide across the East and West Midlands, the seven members of the Staffordshire Finescale Group did not let the absence of a clubroom prevent them from building a 22ft layout, Black Country Blues, against a deadline - with help through social media.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Adams Radial

    Chris Wesson

    Issue 126 (2001)



    Chris Wesson recounts his experiences with building the Martin Finney 7mm kit.

    Tags: kits, LSWR / London & South Western Railway, steam locomotives

  • Ahern Centenary

    David Kitchiner

    Issue 145 (2003)



    9th July 2003 marked the centenary of the birth of John Ahern. To celebrate the occasion, this previously unpublished phtograph shows him at the controls of Gammon End with buildings posed around the terminus and Gammon Magna in the background.

    Tags: layouts