Finescale Review No.2


In this issue there’s a wide range of subjects covered:

Inset and paved trackwork, Brian Harrup modelling in P87, finescale HO.
Tyne Dock Hoppers, Pete Hill, etched and whitemetal kits assembled largely with superglue.
Working with whitemetal, David Brandreth shows soldering techniques for this material
The Country Drewery, Tim Shackleton weathers a 7mm Drewery using a variety of mediums
Swinging the Gates, Nigel Cliffe shows his level crossing gate mechanism
GE/LNER F5 Fank in S7 John A Gardner modifies the Connoisseur kit

The editorial thanks the subscribers and purchasers of issue one for their support and expresses surprise that it was accepted so readily. That another quality finescale magazine has been welcomed by modelers in addition to the well established Model Railway Journal, comes as no surprise at all. The printing quality is excellent, the layout reads well and the balance of articles is, I think, working really well. Like most MRJ’s I can see me reading everything, even though its not of direct relevance to my modelling. All I need now is the obligatory glass of red, or mug of tea, (its the internet law to state you are having one or the other), to settle down to read it.


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7 Responses to Finescale Review No.2

  1. neilsidea says:

    Haven’t received No.1 yet! Still, bumper reading and 2 glasses of St. Mont, Madiran red as accompaniment.

    • bawdsey says:

      Neil!, no, no, no! This is finescale!, push the boundaries man!

      Break the rules!

      White dessert wine from a plastic beaker instead. You know you want to!

  2. neilsidea says:

    Sir, I reside in south west France and the reputation of the English would be further sullied (they don’t think much of us as it is) if I were to be seen with a dessert wine in a plastic beaker which is surely the provenance of the 00 man.

  3. sed30 says:

    Reblogged this on sed30's Blog and commented:
    Looking forward to reading my copy over Christmas

  4. Phil says:

    I’m going to be controversial and say it’s much better than Issue 1. The crossing gate mechanism is just the sort of thing I can see me wanting to build – simple, elegant and effective.

    • bawdsey says:

      Its got a good cross over of all types of modelling, the crossing mech doesn’t do it for me, but still a worthwhile read

      • Phil says:

        It’s an interesting mix but not that new: Tim S has used the same materials and techniques in Hornby mag every month for over a year, the hopper build could sit in any mainstream mag and the cobbled track isn’t very different in style from the excellent series in Continental Modeller on weathered buildings. Radial Tanks and Signal box are more (early) MRJ. Soldering, MORIL from the Rice days or possibly early MRJ again.

        On the other hand, head to the kitchen and you can use the same ingredients to make many different things – some nice, some not. I’ve subscribed because I like the way this lot are mixed, a bit like chocolate cake and there is no higher praise than that!

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