Thursday, March 09, 2017
An Introduction to 7mm Narrow Gauge Modelling
It's a free 12 page A4, full colour, magazine that reprints three articles by Howard ES Clarke.
The first introduces the scale - a good idea as many new modellers find narrow gauge nomenclature confusing. To us old hands, it simple - O scale models running on 16.5mm guage chassis to represent narrow gauge prototypes - but when I talk about this sort of thing to people at shows, it's a mystery to them.
This is a shame as O16.5 modelling has a lot going for it. You have all the advantages of the larger scale but can make use of RTR chassis often picked up for small change because of a damaged body. It's the perfect scale for those who fancy dabbling in scratchbuilding or just messing around and doing model-making.
The second and third articles cover wagons and coaches in the scale. It's all very general but then that's what you need in a taster publication like this. Someone in the 7mmNGA has worked out that you don't sign up any members if they don't understand who you are, and has been willing to put their money where their mouth is and publish this guide.
Rather than me run through the whole thing, thanks to the wonders of the web, you can download the booklet from the association website for free.
And if you want to know more, head over to www.7mmnga.org.uk