11 results found for 'theory'

  • Counsel of Perfection

    Chris Gwilliam

    Issue 135 (2002)


    Chris Gwilliam considers what he believes makes a really good etched coach kit.

    Tags: coaches, kits, theory

  • Counsel of Perfection - Part Two

    Chris Gwilliam

    Issue 136 (2002)


    Chris Gwilliam considers what he believes makes a really good etched coach kit.

    Tags: coaches, kits, theory

  • EM Rambles in Essex

    Ken Morgan

    Issue 15 (1987)



    Ken Morgan, EM Gauge Society stalwart and long-serving committee member, dispnese some philosophic nuggets discovered on the finescale road to Coggeshall, an Essex might-have-been.

    Tags: GER / Great Eastern Railway, layouts, scales / gauges, theory

  • From the Modeller's Armchair: A voice in the wilderness

    Roy Link

    Issue 5 (1986)


    Roy Link, no stranger to high-precision modelling, wonders if we concentrate too much on engineering and not enough on art. Or is he just... [a voice in the wilderness].

    Tags: From the Modeller's Armchair, theory

  • It's all in the mind

    Jack Ray

    Issue 72 (1994)



    Jack Ray, 'greybeard' proprietor of 'Crewchester' proffers a few thoughts based on 40 years of running Britain's most famous O scale empire.

    A philosophical look at the pursuit of 'realism' in railway modelling.

    Tags: theory

  • No. 1 Shop: The Thorny Issue of Loco Suspension in 4mm

    Iain Rice

    Issue 2 (1985)



    A theoretical discussion of locomotive suspension / compensation / Flexichas systems.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, No. 1 Shop, theory

  • Scale Colour

    Ian Huntley

    Compendium 2 (1994)


    Recent interest in the 'scaling' of colour led us to Ian Huntley, whose experiments in the field began in 1944 and resulted in him producing a 'tinter' with which to 'let-down' full-scale colour. His ideas and tinters are already widely accepted and used by the scale aircraft modelling fraternity, although we now learn that many of the original trials were carried out on handy Great Western Railway vehicles. Will this research transform accepted wisdom on the finishing of scale model railways?

    Tags: paints / painting, theory

  • Scale colour and the perception of reality

    Aidan Campbell

    Issue 167 (2006)


    Aidan Campbell explains how the sensitive use of colour helps draw a layout toether by emphasizing essential visual harmonies.

    Tags: paints / painting, scenery, theory

  • The Science of Numbers

    Geoff Kent

    Issue 146 (2003)


    You wouldn't model a locomotive with an incorrect number, so why not make sure your road vehicles also carry an accurate set of plates? Geoff Kent explains how the old system of registratin marks used to work.

    Tags: road vehicles, theory

  • The 'Pendon Factor' in 4mm development

    Guy Williams

    Issue 15 (1987)



    Most modellers are aware of Pendon Museum's importance as a huge and imposing example of 4mm modelling at its very best. Fewer, perhaps, fully understand the impact this dreamlike project has had on the hobby as a whole, while others unwittingly misinterpret it. Here the museum's CMS, Guy Williams, traces technical development at Pendon and puts its very real achievements into historical perspective.

    Tags: theory