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Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale

MRJ Issue 12
  • Scratchbuilding Model Wagons

    Chris Crofts


    In the first part of this important article Chris Crofts puts the case for scratchbuilding and examines prototype construction of frames and bodywork of traditional opens.

    Tags: prototype, scratchbuilding, wagons

  • West Leake - GCR

    John Quick



    John Quick describes his delightfully atsmospheric Protofour layout.

    Baed on the Great Central Railway's freight-only Gotham Branch, South Nottighamshire.

    Tags: GCR / Great Central Railway, layouts

  • No. 1 Shop: Matters Arising

    Iain Rice


    General discussion relating to No. 1 Shop projects, including details of the MJT 'Russell' RG4 gearbox conversion kits.

    Tags: No. 1 Shop

  • Chassis Building in the smaller scales

    Mike Bryant



    The essentials of split-frame construction in 2mm scale, by Mike Bryant.

    Tags: chassis

  • Momentous Developments in Semaphore Control

    Chris Pendlenton


    It has long been one of Chris Pendleton's 'things' to try and reproduce, on model semaphore signals, the graceful action of the prototype as seen at the arm and as felt at the lever. This is one of the great pleasures of the traditional railway and here Chris relates how he achieved this characteristic effect. But be warned - you will be required to reach back to the recesses of your mind, to distant schooldays and forgotten physics lessons; indeed back to the days when semaphore signals were plentiful on Britain's railways.

    Operating mechanism for semaphore signals.

    Tags: signals / signalling

  • G.W.R. Independent Ground Signals

    Martin Goodall


    Drawings, photographs and notes by Martin Goodall.

    Tags: drawings / plans, prototype, signals / signalling

  • MRJ Portfolio



    4mm NCB Bagnall by Robin Arkinstall. 4mm London Transport complex signal by Clive Croome.

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio, signals / signalling

  • 'MOROUS' and friends - The Nomadic Manning Wardles

    Don Townsley


    Don Townsley looks at some comparatively famous names in the minor railway history book.

    Prototype details and drawings of Selsey Tramway Manning Wardle 0-6-0Ts No.21 'Sidlesham', No. 178 'Morous' and No. 890 'Ringing Rock'.

    Tags: drawings / plans, prototype

  • 'Geordie Pug' Variants

    John Wright


    Well-known 4mm modeller John Wright - a serious student of the North Eastern - points the way for more simple variations on the Mainline 'J72'.

    NER class '964' 0-6-0ST and class '44' 0-6-0ST.

    Tags: NER / North Eastern Railway, prototype, steam locomotives

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Trade Grapevine. Alistair Wright - 4mm and 7mm coach kits and parts. DJB Engineering - 7mm Bulleid Pacific kit. Golden Arrow - 4mm narrow gauge kits and parts.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum