169 results found for 'chassis'

  • Optical Wheel Quartering

    Peter Ross

    Issue 199 (2010)


    When I travelled to New Zealand, I was met at Christchurch airport by Peter Ross, who introduced me to the finescale approach of the NZR modellers, who have adopted S Scale to model their 3ft 6in gauged railways. It soon became clear how familiar they are with the finescale movement in Britain, and how influenced they have been by the writings in this journal. Peter quotes Iain Rice as the inspiration behind his fascination with faultlessly running locomotives. He uses hornblocks, beams and silent motor drives to make his NZR class WF tank or KA 4-8-4 glide effortlessly along. So here Peter tells us about a simple idea that has helped him precisely check the quartering of his wheels, an essential first step to perfect running.

    Tags: chassis, techniques

  • Pug Deluxe

    Robin Whittle

    Issue 166 (2006)



    Robin Whittle upgrades the ever-popular Dapol LYR Pug with a brand new P4 chassis form High Level Kits.

    Tags: LYR / L&YR / Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, RTR / ready-to-run, steam locomotives

  • Radial Axleboxes

    Laurie Griffin

    Issue 135 (2002)



    Scratchbuilt radial axleboxes for a 7mm L&Y 2-4-2 Radial Tank

    Tags: chassis, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Running Free

    Laurie Griffin

    Issue 217 (2012)


    In his quest to make smooth running chassis, Laurie Griffin assesses some of the commercially available jigs and construction aids and makes some adaptations for even easier use.

    Tags: chassis, tools

  • Simple Simplex

    Roy Link

    Issue 2 (1985)



    Roy Link describes how he set about modelling one of these tiny industrial diesels in 4mm scale.

    Scratchbuilt body on Marklin 'Z' gauge 0-6-0 chassis. Includes protoytpe photos.

    Tags: diesel locomotives, industrial, narrow gauge, scratchbuilding

  • Simple springs and split axles

    Allan Sibley

    Issue 143 (2003)


    In my article on the construction of the High Level Kit for Stagshaw (MRJ N0. 129) I referred to the use of a simple springing system, and to the fact that I had opted for split-axle current collection. That article dealt with the construction of one specific kit, so in this one I describe the methods and materials I use in most locomotives I build these days.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, locomotives

  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 5 (1986)


    Alan Gibson/K&L - scale flexible track. David Baxter - diminishing-course slate sheets. Roxey Mouldings - etched headcode discs. ScaleSeven Models - 7mm/4mm scale rule. Liahona Models - 4mm chassis kits. Nine Lines - 4mm narrow gauge rolling stock kits. Nu-Cast - Midland huts.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 17 (1987)


    Faulkner's Engraving Services - engraved layout plaques. Brian Robinson - kits and bits. John K. Flack - tools and materials. Chris Leigh - diesel body parts in 4mm. Mike Bryant - 'Chassis Building in the Smaller Scales' book. Tammerlaine - 4mm locomotive fittings. Underhill - Peckett 0-4-ST kit.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 18 (1987)


    Perivale Waggon Works (Clive Croome) - 4mm wagon kits. Comet - 4mm chassis frames. H.R.Models - 4mm Highland Railway kits. Somerville - Bedford OB variants for 7mm. Tony MacDougall - directory of 4mm components. Tru-Scale - various components. Scale Signal Supply - signal kits and parts.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 19 (1988)


    Sharman - ending wheel production and moving into scratchbuilding. Side Lines - 4mm painted LMS coach sides. Kingdom Models - 4mm etched NBR N15 chassis. MJT - 4mm finescale components. Woodhead Models - modern outline transfers. S and D Models - 7mm charabanc. CCW - 7mm wagon chassis kit.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum