Projects

This section describes and illustrates a selection of relatively simple GWR modelling projects. Most are fairly easy and fun to do. A few are a bit more advanced, but still possible for the average modeller. Note however that these are subjective accounts, may contain certain compromises, and are not necessarily the only way to go about a given project!

 

4mm RTR Conversions and Detailing




4mm RTR Loco projects

Detailing RTR locos by Gary Lee
Improving RTR locos below the footplate by Norm Hodges
Hornby 14xx to 517 Class by David Passingham
Backdating the Hornby 38xx by David Passingham
New chassis for the Hornby 2721 by F.C. Roberts
Bachmann chassis for the Lima 94xx by Mikkel Kjartan
Detailing the Triang Dean Single by Mikkel Kjartan
Star from Airfix Castle by Mikkel Kjartan


4mm RTR Rolling stock projects

Uses for the Triang Clerestories by Russ Elliott
C22 Third from Triang Clerestories by Mikkel Kjartan
V5 PBV from Triang Clerestories by Mikkel Kjartan
Detailing options for the RTR Siphons by John Lewis

 

4mm Kit Building


 


4mm Loco kit building

Dean Sidings Barry Railway Class L by Graeme Petit


4mm Passenger stock kit building

The Ratio 4-wheelers by Mikkel Kjartan
Kit-bashed W1 Parcels Van by Mikkel Kjartan
Shirescenes/Ratio T36 Brake Third by Steve Farrow
Shirescenes Holden 4-wheelers by Mikkel Kjartan
Comet 'B-Set' Brake Composite by Robin Sweet


4mm non-passenger coaching stock kit building

Shirescenes Siphon C by Mikkel Kjartan
Parkside 'Bloater' Fish Van
by Graeme Pettit
Parkside 'Beetle' Cattle Van by Graeme Pettit
David Geen Diagram Y3 Fruit Van by Graeme Pettit
Cooper-Craft Monster by Steve Phillips


4mm Freight stock kit building

Cooper-Craft Open Wagons by Graeme Pettit
Cooper-Craft Wooden Bodied Vans by Graeme Pettit
Cooper-Craft Cattle Wagons by Graeme Pettit
Shirescenes Iron Cattle Wagon by Graeme Pettit
Cooper-Craft Loco Coal Wagon by Graeme Pettit
David Geen MICA Refrigerated Vansby Graeme Pettit

 

2mm/N Projects


 


2mm/N RTR Detailing

Detailing the Dapol Siphon G by Maurice Pearce
Detailing the Dapol B-Set coaches by Maurice Pearce


2mm/N Kit Conversions

Van Conversions by Les Stone

 

7mm Projects


 


7mm Kit Building

Cooper-Craft 7mm Open Wagons by Graeme Pettit

General


 


Fitting Sprat & Winkle Couplings by Mikkel Kjartan
A semi-permanent coach-coupling by Steve Farrow
Simple lining by Mikkel Kjartan