532 results found for 'locomotives'

  • Simple springs and split axles

    Allan Sibley

    Issue 143 (2003)


    In my article on the construction of the High Level Kit for Stagshaw (MRJ N0. 129) I referred to the use of a simple springing system, and to the fact that I had opted for split-axle current collection. That article dealt with the construction of one specific kit, so in this one I describe the methods and materials I use in most locomotives I build these days.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, locomotives

  • Simplicity itself - a postwar 3F

    Tom Mallard

    Issue 176 (2007)


    Whether in prototype or model form, was there ever a more uncomplicated workaday locomotive than those Johnson/Deeley 3Fs? Tom Mallard tries out some new constructional ideas with his P4 version.

    Tags: kits, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, steam locomotives

  • Simplicity itself - a postwar 3F: Part Two - Top Bits

    Tom Mallard

    Issue 177 (2007)



    Tom Mallard turns his attention to the bodywork of this much-loved workhorse and explores new methods of making details such as lamp irons, tapered handrails and an accurately profiled chimney.

    Tags: kits, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Small Prairie

    Brian Williams

    Compendium 3 (1997)



    Brian Williams choses a Malcolm Mitchell kit of the GWR 45XX as a first exercise in etched kit building.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, steam locomotives

  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 2 (1985)


    Saltford Models - 'Brave Little Engines' 009 locomotives. Kay Newman / Formcraft / Scalefour Society - 18.83mm track kit. Roy C. Link - 7mm Simplex. Richard Tarpey - 4mm & 7mm LNER, GER & GNR wagon transfers. Impetus - etched industrial locomotive kits.

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  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 4 (1985)


    Train Tronics - working 4mm turntable. Brassmasters - 2mm etched LNWR G1/G2 'Super D' 0-8-0T locomotive kit. Cunningham Woodcrafts - American-style milled stripwood sections. Meridian Models - Ruston & Hornsby etched 4mm narrow-gauge diesel locomotive kit. Garth Allan - 4mm narrow boat kits. John Boyle - 4mm figures. Chris Leigh - detailing components. Adrian Gray - etched 4mm slate wagon kit.

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  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 6 (1986)


    Impetus - 4mm Bagnall kits. Howard Scenics - English Bond embossed brickwork. Roxey Mouldings - detailing parts (inc. screw link couplings). Sheldrake Models - etched 7mm locomotive kits. Trade Grapevine.

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  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 7 (1986)


    Trade Grapevine. D&S Models - 4mm etched windows and structural accessories. David Baxter - Pennine stone roofing. Bill Bedford - coach coupling bars. Roy Link - Bagnall Kit K-3 7mm/16.5 gauge etched kit. Cambrian BR departmental wagon decals. Rod Neep - 'Basic' range of etched locomotive and rolling stock kits. RCP Models - 7mm scale kits and bits.

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  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 10 (1986)


    DJH - etched brass detailing sheets. Wills - scenic sheets. Coopercraft - 4mm AEC Monarch lorry kit. DC Kits - resin cast class 76. Tri-Flow - lubricants. Wills - 4mm Saxby & Farmer signal box kit. Alan Gibson - 7mm track components. Brassmasters - 7mm LNWR 'Prince of Wales' 4-6-0 locomotive kit. D.G.Couplings etched brass 2mm auto-couplings. Peco - automatic warning system ramp and glazed station roof. Meridian Models - narrow-gauge 'toast-rack'. Keil Kraft - T-type coach. Howard Scenics - embossed card brickwork. Branchlines - various accessories. MJT - buffers and bogie sides.

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  • Small Suppliers Forum

    Issue 17 (1987)


    Faulkner's Engraving Services - engraved layout plaques. Brian Robinson - kits and bits. John K. Flack - tools and materials. Chris Leigh - diesel body parts in 4mm. Mike Bryant - 'Chassis Building in the Smaller Scales' book. Tammerlaine - 4mm locomotive fittings. Underhill - Peckett 0-4-ST kit.

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