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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 100
  • The Bendy J17

    Jas Millham


    Getting scale locomotives round bends can drive you round the bend. Jas Millham resorted to building one of his S scale 0-6-0s as an 0-4-2-0 and and, despite an early attempt at mechanical suicide, ended up with a model which negotiated curves with silky smoothness.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, steam locomotives

  • St. George's Hill

    Ian Hopkins



    Ian Hopkins' model of suburban Surrey in the last century is far more than a 'funny little layout in a grandfather clock' - it's a brilliant exercise in squeezing 7mm into a small space. The fact that it packs away into a slim, domestically-acceptable cabinet has not compromised modelling quality.

    1880s LSWR station. Continued in issue 101.

    Tags: layouts, LSWR / London & South Western Railway, minimum space, pre-grouping

  • Taking it easy in 0 (with a little help from a friend)

    Barry Norman



    Barry Norman wanted something simple and mundane to show what beginners could do in 7mm scale. He chose a Slater's Midland open - and then struck lucky when Martyn Welch volunteered to paint and weather it.

    Tags: kits, MR / Midland Railway, wagons

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Harburn Hobbies commissioned Hornby private owner wagons. Parkside Dundas 4mm LNER diag.94 goods van and diag.106 fruit van. Steph Dale lost-wax 4mm 9F Giesel ejector chimney. London Road Models 4mm LNWR C/C1 0-8-0 kit and LNWR horsebox, milk van, luggage van and L&Y 6-wheeled coaches, acquired from D&S Models. Dremel flexible shaft attachment. Connoisseur Models etched LNER B12/3 kit. Corgi 4mm diecast National Express coach.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Suspension for 4mm Road Vehicles

    Roger Lycett-Smith



    Tags: compensation / suspension, road vehicles

  • Charford Mk II

    John Charman



    John Charman's original 'Charford' was started not long after World War II and went on to thrill and inspire railway modellers for well over 35 years, thanks to regular appearances in the model press throughout the 1950s, '60s and '70s. It was in many ways the most important 00 model of the post-war era, brilliantly capturing the Southern's unique atmosphere and pushing scenic and operational boundaries while never pretending to be state-of-the-art. Now there's a new Charford. The old character is still there, and John's sheer enjoyment of modelling and love of railways - especially the Southern - continues to shine through, an object lesson in how to get the most from your hobby.

    Tags: layouts, SR / Southern Railway

  • GNR A1 in 7mm

    Steve Barnfield



    Steve Barnfield has built the Finney A1 as intended.

    Martin Finney Gresley A1 Pacific.

    Tags: GNR / Great Northern Railway, kits, steam locomotives

  • Workshop Matters: Using Piercing Saws and Cutting-out

    Laurie Griffin


    Tags: techniques, tools, Workshop Matters