169 results found for 'chassis'

  • 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

  • A Large Prairie for Worseter

    John Darch

    Issue 268 (2019)



    John Darch upgrades an elderly RTR locomotive body to current standards on a Finney chassis

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

  • A Manning Wardle 'F' in P4

    Paul Berntsen

    Issue 30 (1989)



    Aided and abetted by MRJ, Paul Berntsen - another New Zealander - has built a finescale 0-4-0 using drawings and techniques which have appeared in the magazine. Distance, however, still breeds certain individuality and this split-chassis engine is definitely out of the ordinary.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • A Narrow Gauge Ruston for 7mm

    Francis Samish

    Issue 30 (1989)



    Francis Samish builds the excellent Wrightlines kit and ends up giving it a scratch-built chassis when the initial quickie fails.

    Tags: chassis, diesel locomotives, kits, narrow gauge, scratchbuilding

  • A question of balance

    Philip Hall

    Issue 213 (2012)



    Philip Hall explains how to increase the haulage capabilities of the Hornby 'T9'.

    Tags: chassis, RTR / kit conversions

  • A quintet of BR brake vans

    Karl Crowther

    Issue 211 (2011)



    A detailed look at Dave Bradwell's etched chassis and detailing kit for the Airfix/Dapol 4mm scale BR brake van. To be continued.

    Tags: brake vans, detailing, kits, product reviews

  • A quintet of BR brake vans

    Karl Crowther

    Issue 212 (2012)



    Karl Crowther continues his look at Dave Bradwell's brake van chassis and detailing kits, started in issue 211.

    Tags: brake vans, detailing, kits, product reviews

  • A Simple 8750 Pannier Tank in 4mm

    Tom Mallard

    Issue 189 (2009)



    Part scratchbuilt, part Martin Finney 1854 class pannier kit-bash running on High Level chassis and Ultrascale wheels.

    Tags: etched brass, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, RTR / kit conversions, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • A Simple EM Chassis

    Louis Baycock

    Issue 15 (1987)



    Starting in finer 4mm scale modelling has never been easier, according to MRJ credo. Here, in the context of this EM Special, we've set out to prove it by assigning a 'first step' job to a genuine EM beginner - the Reverend Louis Baycock (Iain Rice's rector and, until recently, an N-gauger). We gave him a small bag of goodies and a lot of encouragement; this is what he brought back.

    Construction of Perseverance chassis with DS10 motor, Romford gears and Ultrascale wheels for the Dapol 'N2' body.

    Tags: chassis