54 results found for 'motors'

  • A Bit More Like The Real Thing

    Martin McDermott

    Issue 240 (2015)



    Inspired by the imaginative approach of Chris Pendleton writing in MRJ about his fully sprung Deltic, Martin McDermott, fearing that it would be too difficult for him, headed in his own direction, and designed his own fully sprung bogie with individual traction motors. Here he tells us what happened, and about the lessons he learned, in his quest to make his award-winning Scale 7 class 37, which we featured in MRJ 226, run with power and grace.

    Concluded in issue 241.

    Tags: chassis, diesel locomotives, springing

  • A Derby Lightweight 2-Car DMU in P4

    Rodney Cooper

    Issue 203 (2010)



    Rodney Cooper describes how he built one of these characterful units using Craftsman sides and ends, a Black Beetle motor bogie and a lot of scratchbuilding.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, DMU / Diesel Multiple Units, scratchbuilding

  • A New Form of Banana Power

    Stewart Hine

    Issue 21 (1988)



    Following Monty Wells' major conversion of Lima's GWR railcars to a twin-set (MRJ 5&6), Stewart Hine comes up with an alternative - and invisible - power source. The principle is applicable to a wide range of railcars and DMUs.

    Tags: DMU / Diesel Multiple Units, drive systems, GWR / Great Western Railway, motors, railcars

  • A Simple EM Chassis

    Louis Baycock

    Issue 15 (1987)



    Starting in finer 4mm scale modelling has never been easier, according to MRJ credo. Here, in the context of this EM Special, we've set out to prove it by assigning a 'first step' job to a genuine EM beginner - the Reverend Louis Baycock (Iain Rice's rector and, until recently, an N-gauger). We gave him a small bag of goodies and a lot of encouragement; this is what he brought back.

    Construction of Perseverance chassis with DS10 motor, Romford gears and Ultrascale wheels for the Dapol 'N2' body.

    Tags: chassis

  • Black Motors

    Tom Mallard

    Issue 165 (2006)



    Tom Mallard employs a mixture of cutting-edge CAD technology, traditional scratchbuilding and unashamed kit borrowing to build this splendid pair of LSWR 700 Goods.

    Tags: LSWR / London & South Western Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Black Motors Part Two

    Tom Mallard

    Issue 167 (2006)



    Tom Mallard continues contruction work on his exquisite pair of LSWR 70 Goods.

    Tags: LSWR / London & South Western Railway, steam locomotives

  • City of Oxford Connections

    Issue 248 (2016)



    Photograph of 4mm scale City of Oxford Motor Services bus taken on Stephen Williams' Faringdon layout together with photographs of similar prototype COMS buses taken at Abingdon Station

    Tags: road vehicles

  • Fence Houses

    Bob Jones, Les Waters

    Issue 207 (2011)


    2mm/2mm FS

    With a circuit providing a scale equivalent of 3 miles, Bob Jones' Fence Houses may well be the biggest 2mm Finescale layout in the world. Here, Les Waters, a member of the team behind it, explains how he persuaded Bob to make the most of new technology.

    Planning, baseboards and lighting, trackwork, wiring, turnout motors and decoders, operation and future plans.

    Tags: electrics / electronics, layouts, operation, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way, turnouts / points / pointwork / crossings

  • Gear Mounts

    Martin Brent

    Issue 53 (1992)


    Fold-up gear mounts are an increasingly popular option for modellers seeking the reliability of ready-made motor/gearbox sets without the price. Martin Brent reports on recent experiences with three types.

    Tags: gearboxes, motors

  • Let it all hang out

    Bob Haskins

    Issue 123 (2000)


    Sometimes things won't always go where you want to put them, but Bob Haskins solved just such a dilemma with a little lateral thinking.

    Mounting Tortoise turnout motors alongside baseboards.

    Tags: operation, turnouts / points / pointwork / crossings