More D-I-Y Decals - Mike Hill explores the uses for white decal film.
Full Frontal In Bolton - Jon Fitness modifies a plastic kit.
Albion Works - Eric Wain describes his latest model bus garage.
The Front Entrance Routemasters - Another variation on an old favourite. Plan by Terry Blois
Down Country Lanes - Karl Kingston describes his fictitious fleet.
News, reviews and regular features:
Other Road Vehicles - Scammell Ballast Tractor and Low-loader - Mike Hill looks at a Lledo Trackside model.
Not On Service
As our bumper Product Reviews and Product News sections attest it has been a busy time for the manufacturers serving our hobby. We have had to hold over the second part of the LS20 Conversion article until MB32 in order to make room for all the news. Even some planned reviews have had to be put on hold too. Whilst all this activity would appear to be good news for the hobby you should bear in mind that very few manufacturers produce models as a full time business. A range can disappear almost overnight as theresult of a change of employment, ill-health or the proprietor finding something else to do with his free time.
Most of the kit manufacturers do not have the space or funds to keep stocks of all the kits that they have produced. In many cases the choice is between producing more of an existing kit that is selling slowly or a new kit. Similarly there is a limited demand for most of the conversion parts.
So do not assume that the kit which is 'just right' for your collection will still be available when you finally get around to building it. Buy it now if you can because it might not be around later.