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Edited by Martyn Welch

MRJ Issue 142
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Modern Motive Power kit to convert the 7mm Classic Commercials Scammell Scarab to Blocjhouse van trailer, Challis Models and Hobbies now stocking Expo Tools' rules and nut spinners, Comet Models GWR dia C69 kit in 4mm, John Brightn Conflat L kit in 4mm, Connoisseur Models motor and gear set for 7mm, Wrightscale colliery headframe kit in 4mm, High Level Kits SlimLiner gearboxes in 4mm

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Half-Day Excursion to Blakeney

    Geoff Kent



    In the wake of Retford's appearance in the last issue, so many readers asked about the equally fabulous EM gauge layout with which it shares a home that we asked Geoff Kent to take us on a short tour. 'It seems hard to believe,' says Geoff, 'but the layout's been around for fourteen years now. One of these days I must get round to building a new train set...'

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Layouts for Operation - Portencross

    Richard Chown



    A post-privatisation layout with a Scottish flavour by Richard Chown

    Scalefour Society Challenge

    Tags: layout design

  • DCC - So What's In It For Me?

    Tony Sissons, Tim Rogers


    To many finescale modellers, Digital Command Control is a total mystery. In fact it's simple, reliable and above all achievable, even for the determinedly non-technical. Avoiding electronic jargon and pseudo-science, Tony Sissons spells out the benefits of DCC, while Tim Rogers checks for electrical continuity.

    Tags: DCC / Digital Command & Control

  • Backstage at Brookfield

    Ray Earl



    Ray Earl reveals how he designed a loyout where nothing is quite what it seems.

    Tags: LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • Building Model Locomotives that Work

    Tony Wright


    Tony Wright believes compensation, finescale wheels and elaborate detail are unnecessary on mail-line locomotives. A 'big green engine' ought, in his view, to take no mor ethan 25-30 hours to build. He explains the rationale behind this seemingly heretical approach.

    Tags: locomotives

  • The Expert's Eye


    'Dirt and Damage', 'Decay' and 'Three Industrial Locomotive' - three new books from Roy C Link

    Tags: product reviews

  • Crossing Vees Made Simple

    Norman Solomon


    Ace Trackbuilder Norman Solomon is impressed by a new crossing assembly jig.

    South Hampshire Model Railway Club crossing vees and wing rail jigs in 4mm

    Tags: product reviews, tools, turnouts / points / pointwork / crossings

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Three of Carl Legg's 7mm GWR locos - 2434, 2834 and 4097

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, MRJ Portfolio, steam locomotives

  • Real Atmosphere


    Peterborough East Station in 1938

    Tags: Real Atmosphere