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Edited by Martyn Welch

MRJ Issue 127
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Taylor Precision Models assorted etched brass hooks and loops used to secure wagons on train ferries in 2mm, London Road Models LNWR arc-roofed dias D221 and D249 coach kits in 4mm, Connoisseur Models NBR Class D/LNER Class J83 loco kit in 7mm, Guilplates GNR locomotive lettering and numberinf transfers in 4mm and 7mm, Cambridge Custom Transfers GWR shirtbutton diesel railcar lettering in 3.5mm, 4mm and 7mm, The Frogmore Confederacy GWR E28, K19 and D56 coach kits and K15/15/16 passenger luggage van kit in 4mm, Great Western Study Group publication GWR Switch and Crossing Practice - A Design Guide for 4mm Modellers by David J Smith, Trackside Models Nissen Hut kit in 4mm, High Level Kits Hawthorn Leslie 0-6-0St kit in 4mm, Townstreet hand-poured pantile roof sections

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • The MRJ Interview: Alan Gibson


    In the first of an occasional series, MRJ goes behind the scenes to talk to some of the hobby's movers and shakers/ Here Alan Gibson gives his views on the past, present and future of finescale modelling as a manufacturing business.

    Tags: interviews

  • Roye England's Modelling Notebooks - Part 3 Brickwork

    Stephen Williams, Roye England


    In the previous extract from Roye England's notebooks, his basic techniques in modelling stonework were described. In these notes, he describes some of his methods for modelling brickwork, starting with a description of how to set out the bonding pattern of one of the most common styles seen on buildings that were included in the Vale Scene - Flemish bond - where the bricks were laid alternatively as stretchers (lengthways) and headers (crossways). I am also including some notes on weathering techniques as applied both to areas of brick and also stonework.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding, techniques

  • Churston Goods

    Trevor Pott



    Trevor Potts describes some of te vast array of EM wagons that feature n his spuerb layout, which was originally featured in MRJ No. 60.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts, operation, wagons

  • Adams Radial - Part 2

    Chris Wesson



    Chris Wesson describes the construction of a 7mm Adams Radial loco from a Martin Finney kit.

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

  • More New 4mm Track

    Peter Kirmond


    4mm/EM, 4mm/P4, 7mm/7mm FS, 7mm/S7

    Peter Kirmond looks at Exactotrack

    Tags: product reviews, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • A Fistful of Fivers

    Tim Shackleton



    Tim Shackleton reviews a selection of L&Y locomotives modelled in 4mm.

    Tags: kits, L&Y / L&YR / Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, steam locomotives

  • Castle Racrent

    Richard Chown



    A dream that became reality.

    Tags: layouts

  • Real Atmosphere


    Two photographs of advertisements on and beside an overbridge taken at Exeter in the 1950s.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, lineside details, Real Atmosphere

  • MRJ Portfolio



    7mm GWR Toplight built and painted by John Petcher, weathered by Martyn Welch.

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway, MRJ Portfolio