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Edited by Martyn Welch

MRJ Issue 130
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Formil Model Engineering Dyna-Drive for Lima Class 40 in 4mm, Connoisseur Models 7mm catalogue, C&L Finescale now marketing all Slater's 4mm products, Hurst Models Hornby TMST (Eurostar) conversion kits in 4mm, Alan Gibson replacement wheelsets for the Heljan Class 47, LNWR/LMS 0-6-2T loco kit and LNWR/LMS 2-4-2T loco kit all in 4mm, Shedmaster address change, Comet Models Gresley dia D195 coach kit and LMS/BR Caprotti Stanier Class 5 loco kit all in 4mm

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Heljan's Class 47: Clean Sweep with New Brushes

    Tim Shackleton



    Heljan Class 47 detailing and conversion to P4

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, detailing, diesel locomotives, RTR / ready-to-run

  • Gresley Middle-Period Full Brake in 4mm

    Steve Banks



    Construction of MJT's 4mm kit by Steve Banks

    Tags: coaches, kits, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway

  • The MRJ Interview: Allan Sibley


    For a fee, Allan will build you a scale locomotive that is a quiet masterpiece of precision, realism and reliability. Here he explains the rationale that has made him one of the UK's most sought-after locomotive builders.

    Tags: interviews, locomotives

  • Roye England's Modelling Notebooks - Part 6 Interiors

    Stephen Williams, Roye England


    One of the most celebrated facets of Roye England's modelling was the attention that he paid to the interiors of cottages. This, like so much of his work, was truly innovative and gave, of course, full scope for him to indulge his fascination with the incorporation of detail into his models. His notes on modelling interiors run to more than 30 pages, from which I have selected some extracts that describe some of the fittings to what is perhaps his best-known interior, the front room of White Cottage on the corner of the Chapel Group. The most striking feature of these descriptions is the relative simplicity of the methods used, but, as those who have seen the interior of this model will probably testify, the composite effect is a quite stunning portrayal of a commonplace living room of the 1930s. There is, perhaps, a wider lesson here - that simple methods are often just as adequate as more elaborate approaches in attaining high quality modelling. First of all, Roye writes about some of the larger items within the room.

    Tags: buildings, detailing, scratchbuilding

  • Finescale from RTR

    Stephen Williams



    Converting Bachmann wagons to P4

    Tags: RTR / kit conversions, wagons

  • A Sauce for Semaphores - Postscript: A New Recipe

    J Douglas Smith


    With an important ingredient no longer available, a cook has to adapt. J. Douglas Smith has devised a new recipe for making SAUCE using ingredients which are currently in season.

    Tags: components, signals / signalling

  • Yellow Fever - Part 2

    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