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Edited by Martyn Welch

MRJ Issue 105
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Sparmac Models new joint-proprietor and new additions to 7mm Gresley LNER coaching stock. Mercian Models 7mm pre-war road vehicles. Peter Thatcher 7mm plates. Alan Gibson 4mm LMS Stanier 2-6-4T and reboilered Jubilee kits. Santona Publications book series 'Working Wagons'. Sagami 1836 flat-can motors from Home of '0' Gauge. High Level Kits 4mm etched Armstrong Whitworth 0-4-0 diesel kit. Connoisseur Models 4mm component pack for LNER class J65, J67 and J69/1.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Coaches from Traditional Materials

    Nick de Courtais



    Nick de Courtais says you don't need metal or plastic to get a finescale result. He builds his 4mm coaches from wood and paper.

    Tags: coaches, scratchbuilding, techniques

  • Still Growing: The Ultra-Fine Main Line

    David Lord, Roger Howell



    Ten years ago, MRJ published the first ever account of Bill Richmond's extraordinary modelling odyssey in New Zealand - the re-creation of a large section of the LMS main line in 4mm scale. Bill sticks to pure, uncompromised Scalefour standards, and even back in 1988, he'd been at work on his project for some 20 years. Today - with over 30 years under his belt - the project continues, aided by a team of enthusiastic helpers from both the Antipodes and the UK. With work now starting on the construction of Euston itself, two of them - David Lord and Roger Howell - send this report.

    Tags: layouts, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • Met-Camms in Multiple

    Tim Shackleton



    Tim Shackleton builds 4mm DMUs from two different sources - the kit market and a major RTR manufacturer. It all depends on the kind of butchery you enjoy.

    DC Kits and Lima class 101.

    Tags: DMU / Diesel Multiple Units, RTR / kit conversions

  • Real Atmosphere


    1939 view of LNER 4-4-2T no. 9503 at Thornton Junction (ex NBR).

    Tags: LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, Real Atmosphere

  • [Photo: Fry's Sentinel 0-4-0]


    Prototype photo of 'Sardine can' Sentinel 0-4-0 run by Fry's, the chocolatiers of Bristol, taken in 1961.

    Tags: prototype, steam locomotives

  • New Screw Couplings in 7mm

    John Hayes



    Review of CPL Products working 7mm locomotive and wagon screw couplings.

    Tags: components, couplings, product reviews

  • Many Thanks Bob...


    Letters of tribute for Bob Barlow's editorship.

  • MRJ Portfolio



    View of Martyn Welch's 7mm/S7 layout 'Monks Eleigh' (featured in MRJ 106).

    Tags: layouts, MRJ Portfolio

  • Layout Design: Portwood Sidings

    Barry Norman


    Tiviot Dale goods yard and sidings, Stockport.

    Tags: goods yards, layout design, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • [Photo: Appleby milk depot]


    Prototype photo of Appleby milk depot on the Settle-Carlisle line in the 1950s.

    Tags: goods / freight, prototype