64 results found for 'pre-grouping'
Issue 7 (1986)
Bob Essery gives his views on building one of the latest Slater's kits.
Issue 8 (1986)
The first vehicle for one of MRJ's much-discussed 4mm project locomotives, the South Eastern & Chatham 'H' Class, rolls off the line. It's a 'Branchlines' etched kit of the SE&CR 32ft 'birdcage' passenger brake, built and described by Stephen Williams, a senior coachbuilder to Pendon Museum.
Issue 57 (1992)
Iain Rice caves into yet another weakness and builds a 4mm model of No.10, a Cambrian charmer.
Scratchbuilt Cambrian brake van
Issue 53 (1992)
Paul Hodgson's first 2mm finescale layout was a journey of discovery, starting in Northumbria and ending in the Yorkshire Dales.
Issue 15 (1987)
Details and drawing of an 1864 prototype.
Issue 1 (1985)
Author, enthusiast and modeller par excellence Bob Essery explains how, with the passage of time, his modelling interests have grown upwards in size and backwards in time.
Bob charts the development of his modelling 'career' from 00, through EM, to P4 (and the construction of 'Heckmondwike') to his 'conversion' to O gauge, his preference for the pre-grouping era and his initial plans for a 7mm model based around Dewsbury.
Issue 80 (1995)
The first in an occasional series designed to provide modellers with research sources, particularly for less common prototypes.
Issue 97 (1997)
Ian Middleditch - aided by his son Kenneth, of 'Kendoon' fame - was inspired by a book to build this 7mm/ScaleSeven layout centred on industrial Ayrshire.
Issue 0 (1985)
Geoff Williams' model of Aylesbury, LNWR, has never been publicly exhibited, yet it is known to serious modellers throughout the country as a 4mm scale classic – a pioneering 'elder statesman' among finescale layouts. The photographs shown here amply demonstrate how it managed to grab the imagination and affection of so many without ever having strayed from its Hertfordshire attic. The project grew up with Geoff's three sons, who all acquired father;s Euston bug and are now very much a part of the 'life's work' approach to the model. The years have wrought many changes and developments, which our pictures now bring completely up-to-date. But we are jumping ahead of the story. Aylesbury had to be stumbled upon and a false (if educational) start made before the present masterpiece could commence. These are Geoff's own words.
Issue 59 (1992)
In pre-Group and early Grouping days, the local railway station had genuine community importance. Virtually all arrivals and departures had economic significance and the people who worked there were held in high esteem - which was often reflected in the proud way they presented 'their' station to the world. Geoff Williams's 4mm model of Aylesbury station captures this atmosphere of activity, pride and community awareness in a remarkable way.