21 results found for 'wheels'
7mm locomotive wheels
Issue 114 (1999)
Laurie Griffen reviews Slater's, Walsall Model Industries and AGH Miniature Engineering 7mm locomotive whels
An heretical compromise
Issue 234 (2014)
Prompted by his grandchildren, Jeff George adopted an unconventional approach to achieve more reliable running on his P4 layout.
Issue 9 (1986)
'Finescaling' diesels has never been easier, thanks to Ultrascale conversion packs. Monty Wells tackles a representative seletion.
EM/P4 conversions of the Hornby class 25, Lima class 52 and Lima class 20.
Issue 56 (1992)
Locomotive axles should show their dimples, thinks Roger Lycett-Smith. He devised a simple tool to add them to standard 4mm finescale types.
Make axle 'dimples' using a tube, punch and block of hardwood.
Disguising Romford Wheel Centres
Issue 35 (1989)
Description of how to make 'hub caps' for Romford wheel nuts.
Getting Started in 2mm Finescale
Issue 38 (1990)
Mark Fielder suggests an easy first step for those considering going finescale.
Simple finescale conversion of Ibertren's Spanish 'Cuco' 0-4-0T with replacement wheels and detailing.
No. 1 Shop: Effective Pick-ups
Issue 6 (1986)
A look at the problem of good electrical continuity between wheels and track, with descriptions and explanations of the various pickup options, including wiper pick-ups, plunger pick-ups and vertical acting pick-ups.
No. 1 Shop: The Basic 4-6-0 Chassis
Issue 18 (1987)
Iain Rice moves onto the practicalities of the chassis type discusse in the last issue.
Includes details on preparing and mounting Sharman wheels, and wheel quartering.
No.1 Shop: Finishing Cast Wheels
Issue 37 (1990)
Paul describes his method of finishing cast wheels using simple lathe techniques.
No.1 Shop: Machining 7mm Loco Wheels
Issue 44 (1991)
Turning good quality wheel castings into smart, accurate model drivers is a satisfying business for lathe hobbyists. The techniques are straightforward enough, but, says W. Castellan, you need a system if you're going to produce an identical set.