83 results found for 'etched brass'
Resurrecting a Dinosaur
Compendium 1 (1988)
Don Rowlands' reminiscences in MRJ about the long lost etch kit pioneers, Sayer Chaplin, eventually led to an almost complete example falling into our hands. MRJ regular Tony Wilson took up the trowel and pith helmet for an archaeological dig. comparing this early 'engraving' with today's sophisticated offerings.
Etched Class 40 – The Start of Something Big
Issue 0 (1985)
Monty Wells builds a new 4mm scale etched kit of the BR class '40' and finds that it's a modelling breakthrough. He takes the opportunity, with his well-known mix of wit and opinion, to discuss the class in general.
Review and building of the Modern Outline Kits etched 4mm scale kit, with detailed prototype information including 4mm scale drawings.
A Yorkshire Navvy
Issue 1 (1985)
Monty Wells builds a Craftsman '02' kit.
Includes drawings and prototype information. Class 02.
Etched signal box in 2mm scale
Issue 1 (1985)
Churchward Models 2mm scale etched kit for a GWR timber signal box.
A Pioneer Remembered
Issue 2 (1985)
Don Rowland remembers Sayer-Chaplin's pioneering etched kits.
The Many Faces of the '04'
Issue 3 (1985)
The class '04' shunter offers a wide range of opportunities for the modeller. Monty Wells looks at its many quirks and oddities, and examines the possibilities in 4mm scale.
Extensive prototype notes, photos and drawings as well as details for building and improving the 4mm scale Vulcan etched brass kit.
An Etched Brass G.W.R. Siphon Kit
Issue 4 (1985)
The six-wheeled milk vans with slatted sides and heavy outside framing were a distinctive and long-lived component of the Great Western scene. Until recently, apart from a rather unsatisfactory plastic kit, the modeller's only option when wishing to re-create these intersting vehicles was to resort to scratch-building, always a tricky business. D&S Models have recognized the potential of etched brass for modelling of this sort and the result is the kit discussed here by Adrian Gray.
The model represents a low-roofed, 6-wheeled vehicle constructed according to Diagram 04. The article includes scale drawings and a prototype photo.
Issue 6 (1986)
An MRJ compilation of correspondence prompted by Don Rowland's musings.
A brief look back at the Sayer-Chaplin etched brass kits of the 1940s and 50s.
No. 1 Shop: Moving on to Etched Brass - The Gibson 'J15'
Issue 7 (1986)
The inmates of the shop have been getting to grips with another project loco, adopting a slightly different approach on this occasion: rather than two or three of us combining to build one model, we have each gone our own way, and built three models of the same type of loco, starting with the same kit. The machine in question is the evergreen LNER/BR 'J15' 0-6-0 ex-Great Eastern 'Y14'. The man who got the job of building the loco straight from the kit, warts and all, was Allan Sibley, something of an authority on Eastern Region locomotives. His account of the construction of Cambridge area loco 65460 in BR condition takes up most of this No. 1 Shop and, while he is presenting a personal view, the rest of the regulars endorse his findings and comments. We feel that this particular kit, when it appeared, did take the etched loco kit a step or two along the evolutionary road. In spite of one or two drawbacks, it is a good kit - one of the best.
Alan Gibson etched brass kit - built straight from the box.
No. 1 Shop Review: A Well Designed Chassis Kit
Issue 7 (1986)
Gerry Beale found the appearance on the market of a well designed chassis kit for his favourite GWR locomotive type irresistible. Having built the Churchward Models product, he reports on his findings.
Etched chassis kit for GWR 45xx 2-6-2T.