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Edited by Martyn Welch

MRJ Issue 126
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Brassmasters LMS rebuilt Royal Scot loco kit in 4mm, Wizard Models 51L acquires Chowbent Castings 4mm range and releases a HR twin wagon in 4mm, Townstreet Models handbook on Chrystacast, Bachmann 2001 catalogue details, Parkside Dundas 1923 RCH design 7[plank 12T coal wagon in 4mm and in 7mm LMS 12T open wagon and GWR dia H7 wagon kits

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Dduallt

    David Waller, Robert Waller



    O9 layouts rarely feature in MRJ but this little gem be David and Robert Waller was too tempting to resist. Here Robert describes the model and the thinking behind it.

    Tags: layouts, narrow gauge

  • Quick Cut

    Barry Norman


    Review of the new guillotine from Metalsmith

    Tags: product reviews, tools

  • Adams Radial

    Chris Wesson



    Chris Wesson recounts his experiences with building the Martin Finney 7mm kit.

    Tags: kits, LSWR / London & South Western Railway, steam locomotives

  • Roye England's Modelling Notebooks - Part 2 Stonework

    Stephen Williams, Roye England


    We begin our journey through Roye England's notebooks with some extracts that describe the embossing and colouring of stonework. The subtlety of texture and colour that Roye managed to impart to his model stonework was one of the defining features of his work, but it was achieved only through a great deal of experiment and frequent over-painting and/or removal of colour until the right effects were obtained. First of all, Roye describes the embossing of stonework on the walls of the Old Rectory from Liddington in Dorset, a model that was started during the Second World War, but never completed. Although it is not mentioned in the notes, the material that Roye would have used would have been thin white card - probably no more than 0.5mm thick. This was the standard material that he used for basic construction in his architectural models. He had purchased £10 worth of the brand known as 'Scholastic' in Bristol at the start of the war. Ten pounds was sufficient to purchase a surprisingly large quantity of card in 1939 and the last sheets were not used up until the mid-1980s!

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding, techniques

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Photograph of Geoff Kent's Thornycroft bus in the Vale Scene at Pendon Museum

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, MRJ Portfolio, road vehicles

  • GWR 20T Mineral Wagon

    Gerry Beale



    Gerry Beale reviews another 7mm recent commercial release from Parkside Dundas.

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

  • 08 Backdate

    Tim Shackleton



    Tim Shackleton builds another diesel using the Golden Arrow Productions 4mm body kit of Maunsell's 1937-built Southern Railway shunter

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, diesel locomotives, kits, SR / Southern Railway

  • Tree Developments

    Bob Barlow


    It might almost have been quicker and less painful to grow them from seed, but undaunted, Bob Barlow is finally back in the bloody business of pliers-and-hacksaw forestry after an inordinately long break. This time he's trying to transform delicate winter tracery to full summer plumage with the help of sisal string.

    Tags: scenery, scratchbuilding, techniques

  • An EM 'Earl'

    Roger Lycett-Smith



    Roger Lycett-Smith tweaks his 4mm 4-4-0 to make it go round tight curves.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • The Engine and Tender

    Geoff Taylor



    We are again pleased to feature the work of Geoff Taylor who, in search of inspiration, took to the hills and ended up down the pub. Happily for us, he returned sober enough to build another exquisite 4mm model and tell us the tale.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • Etched Lever Frame

    Peter Squibb


    We asked Peter Squibb if he would like to assemble a Brassmasters lever frame kit, given his knowledge of such things, but not everything went smoothly at first.

    Tags: etched brass, kits, signals / signalling, turnouts / points / pointwork / crossings