532 results found for 'locomotives'

  • Launching into 2FS

    Mick Simpson

    Issue 238 (2015)


    2mm/2mm FS

    The 2mm Association has striven to make 2mm modelling easier and attainable, not least with the introduction of the Easitrac system and the soon to be introduced turnout kits. However, here Mick Simpson makes imaginative use of another new innovation, a split-frame chassis conversion kit on a Graham Farish LNER J39. The chassis on the RTR model incorporates hornblocks and redesigned wheels, and these have become the key to the new conversion kit. There has never been a better time to indulge in this scenic scale.

    Tags: LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, locomotives, RTR / kit conversions

  • LNER Class UI Garratt locomotive in 7mm scale

    Nick Dunhill

    Issue 236 (2015)



    Nick Dunhill builds a LNER Garratt in 7mm

    Tags: kits, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, steam locomotives

  • LNER J11 'Pom Pom' 0-6-0 in P4

    John Sherratt

    Issue 194 (2009)



    John Sherratt builds the Alan Gibson kit of this ex-GCR Robinson goods locomotive.

    Tags: GCR / Great Central Railway, kits, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, steam locomotives

  • LNWR Webb 0-6-0 Special Tank in 7mm

    Geoff Holt

    Issue 39 (1990)



    Geoff Holt, who usually avoids kits like the plague, builds the latest loco from Eric Underhill, a leading exponent of high quality resin casting. He found it quick, easy and superbly accurate.

    Tags: kits, LNWR / London & North Western Railway, product reviews, prototype, steam locomotives

  • Lochgorm: The Breeding of a Highland Terrier

    John Holden

    Issue 141 (2003)



    Bedazzled by the charms of a 4mm RTR locomotive, John Holden soon discovered all wasn't quite right with this particular Brighton belle. So, feeling somewhat tired of his brief encounter, he went to Scotland for inspiration instead.

    Tags: detailing, HR / Highland Railway, RTR / ready-to-run, steam locomotives

  • Loco Power

    Laurie Griffin

    Issue 120 (2000)



    Highly respected and experienced model builder Laurie Griffin takes a look at some of the motive power he employs in his 7mm scale models and offers his thoughts upon their use.

    Tags: drive systems, locomotives

  • Locobuilding in ScaleSeven: A 150 Class for Dewsbury

    Geoff Holt

    Compendium 2 (1994)



    When commissioning the first locomotive for their 7mm/ScaleSeven layout 'Dewsbury', Bon Essery and friends wisely chose Geoff Holt for the job. His great skills and long experience helped him crack a host of completely new problems and challenges, resulting in a stunning model of one of the Midland's most beautiful locomotives. But he did have to compromise and come through the ordeal with some reservations, concluding that these standards are not for the faint-hearted. Judge for yourself.

    Tags: MR / Midland Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Locomotives of Dunwich

    Roy Jackson

    Issue 18 (1987)



    Roy Jackson is the first to admit that his views - and the way he puts them - have not always endeared him to fellow modellers. But his loco building performance on a series of notable layouts, and most recently as CME of the EM triumph 'Dunwich', has always vindicated his somewhat harsh, sometimes hilarious words. Before going on to describe the locomotives of Dunwich in a little more details, Roy, going into print for the first time, provides his 'let's-get-a-few-things-straight' preamble. Some of you may care to hold on to your hats.

    Tags: steam locomotives

  • Locomotives of Dunwich - Part 2

    Roy Jackson

    Issue 194 (2009)



    Roy Jackson continues (from MRJ 18!) his loreview of the construction techniques he employs on his locomotives, by looking at the construction of LNER A3 no.60108 Gay Crusader built from a DJH kit with rigid chassis.

    Tags: chassis, kits, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, steam locomotives, techniques

  • Locust

    Paul Marchese

    Issue 129 (2001)



    In MRJ 87 we featured the work of Paul Marchese and many of you wrote in asking for updates on his work. Well we are pleased to present his latest masterpiece - a Broad Gauge Metropolitan well tank, built to S7 standards.

    Tags: broad gauge, Metropolitan Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives