100 results found for 'wheels'

  • 34002 Salisbury

    Vic Burles

    Issue 213 (2012)



    Unconventional, imaginative and progressive in design, Bulleid's imposing Pacifics will be forever associated with the Southern Railway in postwar Britain. With their all-over auri-smoothed casing and Bulleid-Firth-Brown wheels, they present a challenge to the model maker, who has to empathize with their imposing stature and character. With masterly skill, Vic Burles has built this refined and detailed 'West Country'. Whether you are a lover of these engines or not, we think you cannot help but be inspired by the quality of Vic's craftsmanship and the sensitivity of his perception in producing this masterpiece.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, SR / Southern Railway, steam locomotives

  • 45440

    Gerry Beale

    Issue 184 (2008)



    For some time I had been watching, with considerable interest, developments in the 4mm scale RTR field. When I saw what Tim Shackleton had achieved with the Hornby 'Black 5' in MRJ 138, I had to have a go myself (writes Gerry Beale). The result is 'Fifty-four, Forty', the famous Bath 'Black Five' as she appeared in numerous Ivo Peters photographs when working on the Somerset & Dorset line in the 1950s.

    Hornby 'Black Five' with Comet bogie, frame overlays and tender chassis, Alan Gibson wheels and Brassmasters detailing kit.

    Tags: LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, RTR / kit conversions, steam locomotives

  • 7mm locomotive wheels

    Laurie Griffin

    Issue 114 (1999)



    Laurie Griffen reviews Slater's, Walsall Model Industries and AGH Miniature Engineering 7mm locomotive whels

    Tags: locomotives, product reviews, wheels

  • A Ford Lorry in 4mm Scale

    Roger Lycett-Smith

    Issue 193 (2009)



    'Military Wheels' kit of Ford Model 'B' lorry in 1/72 scale.

    Tags: kits, product reviews, road vehicles

  • A Simple 8750 Pannier Tank in 4mm

    Tom Mallard

    Issue 189 (2009)



    Part scratchbuilt, part Martin Finney 1854 class pannier kit-bash running on High Level chassis and Ultrascale wheels.

    Tags: etched brass, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, RTR / kit conversions, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • 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

  • A Trio of Gresley O2s in P4

    Tom Mallard

    Issue 223 (2013)



    Tom Mallard describes how he built three Gresley O2s, a rarely modelled prototype, in P4 using Exactoscale wheels.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • A Vegetable Plot in 4mm Scale

    Chris Pilton

    Issue 5 (1986)



    Not everyone will necessarily put this much effort into creating just one tiny lineside feature, but to do justice to the fine standards of wheels, track and other high fidelity equipment used by so many modellers today, it is worth paying more attention to the rest of the scene. Lineside allotments were a familiar feature on spare land at most country stations so Chris Pilton's description of how he built this outstanding vegetable plot could be very useful to a great many readers. He believes that anyone can achieve similar results with a little patience and observation of the prototype.

    Tags: scenery

  • A Victorian train for the Tilbury Line

    Tony Gee

    Issue 210 (2011)



    Tony Gee describes how he built this set of LT&SR 4-wheel carriages.

    Tags: coaches, LT&SR / LTSR / London Tilbury & Southend Railway

  • 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