23 results found for 'light railways'

  • Bamburgh - North sunderland Light Railway

    Don Townsley

    Issue 8 (1986)


    The second in Don Townsley's series on popular yet seldom modelled prototypes.

    Prototype information, drawings and photos of the North Sunderland Light Railway's Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST 'Bamburgh'.

    Tags: drawings / plans, light railways, NSLR / North Sunderland Light Railway, pre-grouping, prototype, steam locomotives

  • Bleadon - WC&PR

    Steve Simms

    Issue 91 (1996)



    Steve Simms, captivated by the magic of the Colonel Stevens light railways, has built a 7mm model of a WC&P station - if you can call it a station - on an extension that never came to pass.

    Weston, Cleveland & Portishead Railway

    Tags: layouts, light railways, WC&PR / Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway

  • Butley Mills

    Iain Rice

    Issue 9 (1986)



    Iain Rice's little bit of Suffolk in Devon is finished at last. It's taken a while, but, to be fair, he did have to do it all by pushbike! 'The Mills' is an ideal P4 starter - or a useful sharpener for the more experienced.

    East Suffolk Light Railway, minimum space 1950s-era layout.

    Tags: layouts, light railways, minimum space

  • Cade's Green

    Iain Rice

    Issue 250 (2016)



    Iain Rice offers the penitent confessions of a finescale heretic...

    East Anglian branch line terminus loosely based on Thaxted.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts, light railways, MSLR / Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

  • Darenth Goes Upscale

    Ivan Maxted

    Issue 55 (1992)



    Ivan Maxted built the latest incarnation of 'Darenth' in 0 Scale, and found it a rewarding experience.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts, light railways

  • East Suffolk Ramblings

    Iain Rice, Bob Barlow

    Issue 150 (2004)



    In the early 1980s, the East Suffolk ight was the definitive statement of the finescale ethos - which, to a degree, it still is. It looked beautiful, it broke acres of new ground and at times it ran abominably. More to the point, MRJ was born amid its rambling trackage and bleak salt marshes. Twenty-odd years on, Iain Rice explains what the ESLR was all about, while Bob Barlow's captions pick out some of the things that worked brilliantly andothers that didn't.

    Tags: layouts, light railways

  • From the Modeller's Armchair: Light Relief

    Andrew Emery

    Issue 7 (1986)


    Andrew Emery, secretary of the Colonel Stephens Railway Society, gives his simple guide to happiness and the meaning of life.

    Extolling the virtues of light railways for the modeller who is short of space and time.

    Tags: From the Modeller's Armchair, light railways

  • Kenton - A Suffolk Idyll

    John Watson

    Issue 72 (1994)



    John Watson lives, works and is happy in Suffolk. The ramshackle delights of the old Mid Suffolk Light Railway caught his imagination many years ago and have captivated him ever since, to the extent that he has now produced a second award-winning 4mm/P4 layout portraying the line. It's a lovingly-made and visually stunning work of art.

    Tags: layouts, light railways, MSLR / Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

  • Kitehouses

    Tony Sullivan, David Hawkins

    Issue 250 (2016)



    A North Eastern fiction in P4 built by David Hawkins and Tony Sullivan.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts, light railways, NER / North Eastern Railway

  • Laxfield A Journey of Discovery

    John Watson

    Issue 0 (1985)



    John Watson began railway modelling just seven years ago with a Hornby train set, a book of track plans and an 8ft x 4ft board. Today, he has a superb 4mm finescale layout which is a consistent success at exhibitions, both with aficionados and the public at large. He puts this full-circle transformation of ideals and standards down to a simple desire to get things right, but there can be little doubt that his studied approach, refreshingly uncluttered by the tenets and protocols which sometimes seem to make finescale modelling a sphere for 'graduates' only, played a major part. What happened to the train set on that domestically unwelcome 8x4? It was sold, and the children for whom it was intended moved on to slot-cars and the more spectacular attractions of Star Wars models. But John had been bitten by the bug and set off with an unusual local prototype in mind on a journey of discovery and, as can be seen here, of achievement. Let him chronicle the progress.

    Mid-Suffolk Light Railway

    Tags: layouts, light railways, MSLR / Mid-Suffolk Light Railway