32 results found for 'rolling stock'

  • 40 Years Building Rolling Stock

    Philip Millard

    Issue 77 (1995)



    Philip began building rolling stock in the days when cardboard and old toothpaste tubes were considered important materials. His early examples bear comparison with models produced from the most advanced kits of today.

    Tags: rolling stock, scratchbuilding

  • An heretical compromise

    Jeff George

    Issue 234 (2014)



    Prompted by his grandchildren, Jeff George adopted an unconventional approach to achieve more reliable running on his P4 layout.

    Tags: rolling stock, techniques, wheels

  • Architectural Snippets

    Simon de Souza

    Issue 250 (2016)


    Simon de Souza is well-known in the hobby as a dedicated scratch-builder and producer of many fine models including locos, rolling stock, and some truly exquisite structures. These last are particularly notable, not just for the quality of the results, but also for the accurate modelling of precise and authentic architectural detail (which, given that his father was both an architect and a very fine model-maker, should perhaps come as no surprise!). I am constantly amazed at the littler miracles that appear casually from his workbench, so I've twisted his arm to describe some specific modelling techniques as applied to particular architectural features as a series of short 'snippets'. Here are a couple to be going on with...

    Scratchbuilding an octagonal Victorian chimney pot, and fabricating window frames and other items in wire.

    Tags: scratchbuilding

  • Blackgill - a journey in P4

    Eddie Ford

    Issue 225 (2013)



    One of the recent revelations of superb modelling was the appearance on the internet of Eddie Ford's 'Blackgill' layout, built to P4 standards. Set in the North of England, and destined to be one of the stand-out layouts of Scaleforum 2013, we are pleased to bring it to the pages of MRJ.

    In the first of two articles, Eddie describes the background of the layout and the rolling stock that runs on it.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Blackgill - a journey in P4

    Eddie Ford

    Issue 226 (2013)



    Last time Eddie Ford told how he built the foundations of his superb P4 layout 'Blackgill'. He now concludes with a description of the visible structures and the all-important rolling stock.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Brown Vehicles on the Burford Branch

    Martin Goodall

    Issue 228 (2014)



    Although the Burford Branch is currently operated by a fleet of BR rolling stock, Martin Goodall describes some GWR non-passenger coaching stock vehicles he has built for earlier time periods in the branch's history.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, vans

  • BR's ex-PO Wagon Fleet - a diversity

    David Larkin

    Issue 160 (2005)


    When British Railways was formed in January 1948, it inherited the motive power, passenger rolling stock and a large fleet of freight rolling stock from the 'Big Four' railway companies. To this was added a large proportion of wagons previously operated by private owners.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, private owner, prototype, wagons

  • Fully Sprung Pigeon

    David Lane

    Issue 187 (2008)



    David Lane dresses up a Chivers Finelines kit for the Gresley four-wheel brake with the new Masokits pinpoint suspension units.

    Improving the Chivers Finelines resin cast LNER Dia 120 four-wheel non-gangway full brake.

    Tags: coaches, kits, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, product reviews, rolling stock

  • GWR inside-framed Siphon G in 4mm scale

    Gerry Beale

    Issue 240 (2015)



    Gerry Beale upgrades another long-established RTR model to current standards.

    Digram O33 siphon, using the 1970s Lima injection-moulded body, Martin Needham chassis kits, MJT 7ft wheelbase compensated bogies, and detailing components from ABS Models and MRD.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, rolling stock, RTR / kit conversions

  • Home-made transfers

    Trevor Pott

    Issue 99 (1997)


    The small lettering usually applied to the solebars of coaches and some wagons, giving dimensions, weight and other vital statistics, is a detail often overlooked by modellers. But not wishing to be defeated by such little things, Trevor Pott set about producing hand-painted transfers to decorate his models' nether regions.

    Tags: detailing, paints / painting, rolling stock, techniques