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Edited by Martyn Welch

MRJ Issue 129
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Hurst Models detailing kits for Lima or Replica Mk 1 TPO Post Office Sorting van in 4mm, No Nonsense Kits 2-EPB and 4-EPB EMU kits in 4mm, Comet Models WR dia J18 Hawksworth 1st Class Sleeper coach kit in 4mm, S&D Models address change, Sanspareil loco tool kit components and GWR 45XX pony truck kit in 7mm, Slater's GWR 45XX driving wheels in 7mm, Wizard Models 51L cast L&Y locomtive jacks in 4mm, London Road Models LNWR 45ft dia 462 Scenery Truck kit in 4mm, Phoenix Precision Paints Superstrip liquid paint stripper, Classic Commercials Dennis F8 fire engine kit in 7mm

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Yellow Fever

    Chris Gwilliam



    Chris Gwilliam grapples with a pair of Collettt's 1938 'yellow-disc' coaches produced from commercial 7mm etched brass and whitemetal kits.

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits

  • Roye England's Modelling Notebooks - Part 5 Windows

    Stephen Williams, Roye England


    In this set of extracts, Roye describes some of his methods for producing windows. The buildings that he modelled for the Vale Scene generally feature two styles of window - casements and sash - and whilst the majority were made with wooden glazing bars, some of the buildings he modelled featured leaded lights. The notes below concern each of these variations. First, Roye describes how he made case ment windows for cottages in the Chapel Group.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, techniques

  • Cars and Vans

    Bob Barlow


    7mm, 4mm, 2mm

    Review of diecast and kit-built road vehicles by Bob Barlow

    Tags: kits, product reviews, road vehicles

  • The MRJ Interview: Dave Cleal


    Mainly Trains is the biggest mail-order source of kits and bits in the UK - if not the world. If anyone knows whether the finescale modeller is putting his money where his mouth is, it's Dave Cleal.

    Tags: interviews

  • Churston Goods - Part 3

    Trevor Pott



    Trevor Pott continues describing his EM wagons and the operating procedures involved at Churston

    Tags: goods / freight, GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts, operation

  • Hawthrn Leslie 14i. 0-6-0ST

    Allan Sibley



    After a far too long absence from the pages of MRJ we are delighted to welcome back Allan Sibley, who kicks off with this industrial locomotive that we think would sit well on any layout.

    Tags: industrial, kits, steam locomotives

  • Jane

    David Holman



    David Holman of Wouldham, Kent, submitted these photos of his completed model of Wantage Tramway loco Jane built from the series of articles by Laurie Griffin.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Evolution of a Nissen Hut


    Three photographs from the Great Northern Railway Society's archive showing the evolution of a Nissen hut between 1951 and 1956

    Tags: buildings, GNR / Great Northern Railway, lineside details, prototype

  • Recreating Prototype Trains - Part 2

    Tony Wright


    Tags: prototype

  • 4mm S.R. 5 plank pen

    John Hayes



    John Hayes builds a David Geen SR 5-plank open kit in 4mm

    Tags: kits, SR / Southern Railway, wagons

  • Locust

    Paul Marchese



    In MRJ 87 we featured the work of Paul Marchese and many of you wrote in asking for updates on his work. Well we are pleased to present his latest masterpiece - a Broad Gauge Metropolitan well tank, built to S7 standards.

    Tags: broad gauge, Metropolitan Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives