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Edited by Martyn Welch

MRJ Issue 140
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    High Level Kits Neilson 12in mineral engine kit in 4mm, Squires mail-order catalogue, Hollar Models 1950s/1960s trader's labels for freight stock and containers in 7mm, Dragon Models L&Y loco and coaching stock transfers in 4mm and 7mm, Connoisseur Models NBR K loco kit in 7mm, Prickly Pear Products Great North of Scotland Railway 1854 three compartment first kit in 4mm and 7mm, Parkside Dundas 8-plank version of the standard RCH 12T coal wagon in 4mm, Aidan Campbell figures in 7mm, Rail-Zip track cleaning fluid available from Cove Models, Dart Castings and Monty's Model Railways now owned by Robin and Kathleen Harding, RJH range of 7mm moder-outline kits now owned by Nigel Stanley Models, Hurst Models new business address

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • 'Cally Goods Yard'

    Tim Watson



    Tim Watson describes this exquisite 2mm cameo that forms just a small part of the immense Copenhagen Fields layout of the Model Railway Club.

    Tags: layouts

  • The Impostor

    Steve Hall



    Steve Hall was so impressed by Mick Barnes' Dyna-Drive jackshaft shunter that he had to have it for Halifax Kings Cross. The prototype was never a BR loco but Steve didn't let that stand in his way, and he soon came up with a convincing alibi. First, though, let's hear the builder's side of the story.

    Armstrong Whitworth jackshaft drive 0-6-0 diesel shunter

    Tags: diesel locomotives, scratchbuilding

  • The MRJ Interview: Mike Watts


    Ever wondered what's involved in running a niche model business across eight major scales, with 8,000 individual product lines encompassing everything from pre-group to EWS and beyond? Mike watts, founder of Fox Transfers, explains.

    Tags: interviews

  • Real Atmosphere


    c.1961 scene at Wheatley on the Oxford-Princes Risborough line

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, Real Atmosphere

  • Working with Alternative Plastics

    Gordon Gravett


    Plastic needn't necessarily mean Plastikard, says Gordon Gravett. Other materials are available to suit specialized modelling applications.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, techniques, tools

  • Small Suppliers Plus



    Connoisseur Models 7mm LNER Toad E 20T brake 'Skill Builder' kit

    Tags: product reviews, Small Suppliers Forum

  • Building a 'K'

    Gordon Gravett



    Gordon Gravett continues his 7mm scale project.

    Tags: LB&SCR / LBSCR / London Brighton & South Coast Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives