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Edited by Martyn Welch

MRJ Issue 133
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    High Level Kits L&Y battery electric loco kit in 4mm, No Nonsense Kits new southern electric detailing parts range in 4mm, Formil Model Engineering non-powered bogies for Lima diesel locos in 4mm, Ken Ricketts etched roof slates in 7mm, Judith Edge Kits 204bhp jack-shaft driven Barclay 0-6-0 kit in 4mm, South Hants MRC assembly jig for common crossing parts in 4mm, 2mm Association etched 11ft wheelbase underframe kits in 2mm, Taylor Precision Models etched nickel silver steering wheels, rearview mirrors and windscreen wipers for road vehicles in 4mm, Comet Models GWR dia C77 coach kit in 4mm

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Standard Procedures

    Tim Shackleton



    With an eye to easy P4 conversions, Tim Shackleton looks at the Bachmann model.

    Tags: compensation / suspension, compensation / suspension, RTR / ready-to-run, steam locomotives

  • New Soldering Unit

    Martyn Welch


    The editor's been playing with a new toy, but despite his usual aversion to devices, he hasn't thrown this one out of the pram.

    Analog or digital high-quality solder station distributed by Newbold Models

    Tags: product reviews, soldering, tools

  • Motion Lotion

    John R. H. Lythgoe


    John R. H. Lythgoe discusses 'the right oil or grease for the right job'.

    Tags: tools

  • The Original 3-in-1 Oil Tanker

    Pete Jary



    Starting with a Slater's 7mm kit, Pete Jary indulged in a bit of tank busting to get what he wanted.

    Tags: kits, scratchbuilding, wagons

  • Roye England's Modelling Notebooks - Part 9 Plants and Flowers

    Stephen Williams, Roye England



    In this penultimate set of extracts from Roye Englad's modelling notes, we focus upon one of the most remarkable of his skills and perhaps the facet of his modelling that attracts most attention and admiration from the general visitors to Pendon - his ability to model plants and flowers. Here. perhaps, we find the ultimate expression of his skill in observing the real world; in developing - by experimentation - ways of capturing the qualities of real plants in miniature; and the painstaking application of those methods to produce miniature gardens of unrivalled finesse. However, not all his miniature plants were modelled exactly. Where the plant itself offered little in the way of distinctive structure, more impressionistic approaches could be used to effect. Here is a short explanation of how he modelled small white flowers - the species not being recorded - for the front garden of Middlecot in the Chapel Group.

    Tags: scenery, techniques

  • Kilmacolm Station (LMS

    Geoff Taylor



    Geoff Taylor continues with another fine building project, but this time he's moved up a notch into 7mm construction.

    Tags: buildings, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, scratchbuilding

  • Measurements and Scaling Drawings

    Laurie Griffin


    Technique for working from drawings in other scales

    Tags: drawings / plans, techniques

  • A Brake with Tradition

    Tim Shackleton



    Tim Shackleton builds a 4m kit from the Pocket Money range. It's cheap, accurate and convincing, even if the instructions show signs of cost-cutting.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, brake vans, kits