156 results found for 'chassis'

  • 45440

    Gerry Beale

    Issue 184 (2008)



    For some time I had been watching, with considerable interest, developments in the 4mm scale RTR field. When I saw what Tim Shackleton had achieved with the Hornby 'Black 5' in MRJ 138, I had to have a go myself (writes Gerry Beale). The result is 'Fifty-four, Forty', the famous Bath 'Black Five' as she appeared in numerous Ivo Peters photographs when working on the Somerset & Dorset line in the 1950s.

    Hornby 'Black Five' with Comet bogie, frame overlays and tender chassis, Alan Gibson wheels and Brassmasters detailing kit.

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

  • 56xx Fusion

    Paul Marshall-Potter

    Issue 70 (1994)



    Paul Marshall-Potter blends a proprietary plastic body with an etched chassis kit and extra fittings to produce a 4mm/P4 model of a much-loved prototype.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, RTR / kit conversions, steam locomotives

  • A 4mm Hall

    John Hayes

    Issue 55 (1992)



    In building this beautiful 4mm scale 'Hall' to P4 standards, John Hayes not only reviews Martin Finney's latest kit but offers some useful advice on how he produces such precise and consistently smooth-running chassis from the kits he builds.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, etched brass, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, steam locomotives

  • 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 Bit More Like The Real Thing

    Martin McDermott

    Issue 240 (2015)



    Inspired by the imaginative approach of Chris Pendleton writing in MRJ about his fully sprung Deltic, Martin McDermott, fearing that it would be too difficult for him, headed in his own direction, and designed his own fully sprung bogie with individual traction motors. Here he tells us what happened, and about the lessons he learned, in his quest to make his award-winning Scale 7 class 37, which we featured in MRJ 226, run with power and grace.

    Concluded in issue 241.

    Tags: chassis, diesel locomotives, springing

  • A Bit More Like The Real Thing - Part Two

    Martin McDermott

    Issue 241 (2015)



    Martin McDermott concludes the story of his impressive 7mm scale fully spring Class 37 with details of the electrics.

    Continued from issue 240.

    Tags: chassis, diesel locomotives, electrics / electronics

  • A Claud for tight curves

    Jas Millham

    Issue 199 (2010)



    After leaving the mainline at Bishop's Yaxford, and passing through Rookfield and Coldbridge, the parcels train caused much excitement when it arrived at Yaxbury. This was the first time a Claud Hamilton had been seen on the branch. With the arrival of a new locomotive on the Yaxbury Branch I was interested to find out how Jas Millham had managed to build an engine that would negotiate his tight curves and haul its train faultlessly. Here he explains how he blended an articulated chassis with compensation and split frames to create something a little unusual.

    GER Claud Hamilton (LNER D14/D15/D16) 4-4-0

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

  • A Cuckoo Among The Ravens

    Chris Pendlenton

    Issue 175 (2007)



    Chrs Pendlenton models an Ivatt 4MT mogul in P4, using a Bachmann RTR body, a Brassmasters 'club sandwich' chassis and a lot of mechanical ingenuity.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, RTR / ready-to-run, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • A Fully Sprung Class 25 for Hebble Vale Goods

    Karl Crowther

    Issue 231 (2014)



    Having been impressed by the smooth performance of RTR locomotives fitted with PenBits sprung bogies, we were keen to know more. Hearing that Karl Crowther was using this kit in the rebuilding of his EM gauge class 25, we asked him to tell us his findings. As a precursor to writing about the alterations he will be making to the body, he has written a detailed and thorough account, explaining how to assemble this kit and fit it to the body

    Tags: chassis, diesel locomotives, techniques

  • A GWR Saddle Tank in 4mm

    Andrew Wiles

    Compendium 2 (1994)



    Andy Wiles, one of our earliest contributors, makes a welcome return in Compendium with an account of his beautiful 4mm GWR saddle tank locomotive - a model which captures the character of the prototype so well that we warded it the MRJ Chalice at Scaleforum in 1988. Look out for the remarkable chassis and drive, and the authentically-plated tank.

    '850' class 0-6-0T

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives