35 results found for 'components'
Issue 131 (2001)
Taking nothing on trust, J. Douglas Smith measured the performance of some pointwork components and constructional techniques.
Issue 22 (1988)
Norman Dale, now 78 and a central figure in what many of us call The 'Northern School' of finescale pioneers, gives a workshop technique for successful rivet effects.
Issue 23 (1988)
W.A.M. Barter suggests that the less reactive properties of rubber give model buffers more prototypical performance than the coil-sprung variety.
Issue 5 (1986)
Iain Rice conducts a tour around the empire of 4mm modelling's most prodigious wheelwright. If you work in 4mm scale, and should your bent be the construction of model locomotives, it will not be long before you encounter the ubiquitous Mr. Sharman and his range of finescale 4mm driving wheels - not to mention the gears, gearboxes, suspension components, bushes, universal drives and chatty little booklets that also emanate from his Wiltshire workshop.
Issue 21 (1988)
Mike Clark examines a new offering from Brian Badger which goes some way towards overcoming the problems posed by coach gangways.
Issue 9 (1986)
One of the things that drew Bob Barlow towards P4 was the sight of a slowly rolling train of wagons with daylight flickering between the spokes, unencumbered by oversize flanges. Finescale wheels need help to stay on the rails, but it need not be a hard job.
Overview of various methods of wagon suspension/compensation and the available components, including Scalefour Society rocking W-irons, Locomotion pivot units, and Hammond springing units.
Issue 112 (1999)
A look at some commercially available coach bogies.
Issue 66 (1993)
Starting scratchbuilding in 4mm
Introduction, list of key components, tools, materials required. Description of techniques: using piercing saw, draw file, emerying, soldering, washing. Construction and assembly of the chassis frames.
Issue 64 (1993)
"Sensual" describes the smooth ride given by this simple new kit for 4mm coach bogies.
Spring coach bogies
Issue 85 (1996)
A look at the options for slow-acting point machines as applied to finescale pointwork.