86 results found for 'chassis'

  • 82019, a BR Standard tank for Sidmouth

    Richard Harper

    Issue 253 (2017)



    Shortly after featuring Richard Harper's much-admired model of Sidmouth station in MRJ 243, he mentioned that he was starting to build another branch engine. Here he describes how, using the popular Branchlines chassis designed for the motorisation of the Airfix/Dapol 2-6-0 standard class mixed traffic engine, he has adapted it to suit 82019, which he chose to marry to a DJH body kit. His account details his approach to the building of a P4 chassis, and as such, is a useful guide to the building of a reliable working chassis.

    Tags: chassis, steam locomotives

  • A 2mm Finescale Diesel Shunter

    Mick Simpson

    Issue 252 (2017)


    2mm/2mm FS

    Mick Simpson described the simple conversion of a Graham Farish LNER J39 to 2mm finescale in MRJ 238; now he takes a look at the newly released 08 diesel shunter, and builds an etched replacement chassis to enhance the R-T-R body. With the ever-supportive 2mm Scale Association making available the parts, this well designed and straightforward-to-build etched chassis kit should encourage those new to the scale to develop their skills, and Mick's clear and readable text will give them the confidence to have a go. Now read on.

    Tags: chassis, diesel locomotives, etched brass, RTR / kit conversions

  • 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 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 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 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