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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 102
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Cambridge Custom Transfers 4mm BR-era rolling stock transfers. Shire Lane2mm scale resin-cast buildings. Airfix 4mm figures (from military kits). Modern Outline Kits 7mm etched 8F kit. Connoisseur Models 7mm etched NER 10-ton brake van (diag. V4). Cold Front - heat absorbing putty for use when soldering - from Frost Auto Restoration Techniques Ltd. Parkside Dundas 7mm BR ex-SNCF 16-ton mineral wagon (diag. 1/112). Provence Moulage 7mm scale road vehicles.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Bramblewick - The Long and Winding Road

    Tom Harland



    Tom Harland describes the re-modelling of a 4mm masterpiece.

    NER pre-grouping layout.

    Tags: layouts, NER / North Eastern Railway, pre-grouping

  • Closed Shed

    Tim Shackleton



    Tim Shackleton goes in for a little nostalgia therapy.

    Construction of diorama featuring disused engine shed using the Prototype Models card kit.

    Tags: dioramas, engine sheds / motive power depots / MPDs

  • Modernised Panniers



    Photos of GWR 57xx and 8750 class pannier tanks built by Chris Pendleton.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, steam locomotives

  • Developments in 7mm N.G.

    Adrian Gray



    Reviews of some recent 7mm narrow gauge products.

    Tags: narrow gauge, product reviews

  • LNER Bogie CCT

    Peter Tatlow



    Peter Tatlow builds a 4mm model of a vehicle much used by travelling circuses, among other things, from a Chivers Finelines kit.

    Tags: drawings / plans, kits, NER / North Eastern Railway, product reviews, vans

  • Rayhamming the Davin Bouncer

    Ray Hammond


    The decades-long search for a perfect mechanism to replicate the distinct bounce of full-size semaphores reached new heights in 1993, when Dave Doe and Vincent de Bode unveiled their remarkable 'Davin Bouncer' - a compact, easy-to-build and reliable box of tricks. Ray Hammond had to have one for his 'Thursford' layout, but, being Ray, he thought he could refine it. The fact that visiting the underside of 'Thursford' is now a regular exhibition activity is testament to the success of the 'Rayham' variation. Here's how he did it.

    Tags: electrics / electronics, operation, signals / signalling