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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 103
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Parkside Dundas 4mm BR 26-ton iron-ore tippler wagon diag.1/185. Alan Gibson 4mm LMS rebuilt Royal Scot kit. 6941 Models etched 7mm coach door hinges. London Road Models 1998 catalogue. Michael Osborne 4mm & 7mm LNWR wagon numberplates. Worsley Works 'Scratch Aid' etched narrow gauge coach parts. Powsides wagon lettering transfers. Connoisseur Models 4mm component pack for LNER class J71. Scalefour Society conductor rail components. Challis Models birch marine ply. L&B Models 7mm Lynton & Barnstable Baldwin 2-4-2T kit. Classic Commercials 7mm scale 1930s-1960s signs.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Welshpool Elegance

    Adrian Gray



    Adrian Gray forsakes his usual Festiniog prototypes to satisfy a closet fascination with another Welsh narrow gauge railway, the Welshpool & Llanfair. With one 7mm model he's replicated a third of the company's entire passenger stock.

    Dorset Kits etched Pickering brake composite coach.

    Tags: coaches, etched brass, kits, narrow gauge, product reviews, Welshpool & Llanfair Railway

  • Kentside

    Karl Crowther



    Karl Crowther set out to recreate happy childhood memories with this 4mm/EM layout set in Furness territory.

    Late 1960s minimum-space layout set near Morecambe Bay.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Layout Design: Coalport

    Barry Norman


    LNWR Shropshire branch terminus.

    Tags: layout design, LNWR / London & North Western Railway

  • Universal Rivet Tool

    Philip Hall


    Philip Hall looks at the latest precision modelling aid from GW Models. At £85, it's no small investment, but it does break new ground.

    Tags: product reviews, tools

  • More Great Western Wagons

    Gerry Beale



    Gerry Beale looks at the new generation of 7mm GW wagon kits from Parkside Dundas.

    Diag. V23/V24/V26 12 ton covered goods van; diag. Y8 12 ton goods fruit van; diag. O32/O33 12/13 ton open goods wagon; diag. V36/V37 12 ton covered goods van.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, product reviews, vans, wagons

  • Midland Compound in 7mm

    David Hunt



    David Hunt builds a distinctive MR locomotive for Bob Essery's 7mm/ScaleSeven 'Dewsbury' layout.

    Tags: MR / Midland Railway, pre-grouping, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Stoned Every Night

    Derek Vaughan



    Derek Vaughan looked at most of the commercially-available stonework for his 4mm station building, then bit the bullet and set about creating it piece-by-piece. It was tedious, but the results were worth it.

    Model of Portesham station on the GWR's Abbotsbury branch, for Derek Vaughan's layout 'Abbots Bay'.

    Tags: buildings, GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding