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Edited by Martin Nield

MRJ Issue 280
  • Locos of Blackberry Lane Shed

    Simon Fountain



    The Gauge O model of an ex-LNWR steam shed as portrayed in the 1930s was described in MRJ 198. Most of the engines displayed were visiting and belonged to fellow LNWR Society members; however, in the nine years since then Simon Fountain has built ten engines of his own.

    Tags: LNWR / London & North Western Railway, steam locomotives

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Everleigh Creations produce etched kits for Great Eastern coaches - 6-wheelers D516 Full Brake and D218 Luggage Composite, and 4-wheeled coaches D401 Third, D101 First and D501 Brake Third all suitable for 4mm OO/EM/P4; Modelu release a new catalogue, chimneys, guttering, pipe fittings and loco crew packs for Western, Midland, Eastern and Southern regions; Bigcheeseplant Designs release a 3D print for under the buffer beams of both driving and luggage ends of GWR autotrailers in both 4mm and 7mm scales.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • A Signal for Port Solway

    John Thompson



    John Thompson explains how he built this complex bracket signal for the Newcastle club's 4mm NER layout

    Tags: NER / North Eastern Railway, scratchbuilding, signals / signalling

  • Ecclestone Completed

    Martin Nield



    Martin Nield describes his P4 L&YR branch terminus and considers the lessons he has learned over the past 18 years since he started building it.

    Tags: layouts, LYR / L&YR / Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway

  • Buildings for Slattocks Junction

    Ralph Robertson



    Ralph Robertson describes the journey he has been on learning new techniques to make the buildings for this layout, culminating in the magnificent Alpha Mill.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding, techniques

  • Station Road, Faringdon Part 4: The Advertising Hoarding

    Stephen Williams



    Stephen Williams describes how he created the advertising hoarding for Station Road, Faringdon.

    Tags: buildings, layouts, scenery, scratchbuilding

  • Big Brother another Corris No. 4 - this time in 1/32 scale

    Peter Kazer



    Following on from Corris No. 3 featured in MRJ 273, Peter Kazer decided to build companion loco No. 4. Even though the prototype is not his favourite this is the third time he has modelled it.

    Tags: Corris Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Shirley Rowe 1935-2020

    Dave Rowe


    Shirley Rowe obituary

    Tags: obituaries