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Edited by Martyn Welch

MRJ Issue 143
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Cambridge Custom Transfers 12T and 13T wooden-bodied open transfers in 2mm, 3mm, 3.5mm, 4mm and 7mm, Comet Models Gresley Dia 40, 40A and 174 coach kits in 4mm, Judith Edge Kits ex-NER class ES1 Bo-Bo electric loco kit in 4mm, Parkside Dundas revamped BR dia 1/574 'Gramps' kit in 4mm, Brassmasters sprung hornblocks in 4mm now back in stock

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • The Wisdom of Solomon

    Norman Solomon


    Norman Solomon is the undisputed king of finescale track-building. In this exclusive two-part feature he uses his wealth of practical experience to shw how we can all create good-looking, prototypical trackwork - even in OO gauge.

    Tags: track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Small Suppliers Plus



    Tery McDermott GNR(I) V class 4-4-0 loco kit in 4mm

    Tags: product reviews

  • Simple springs and split axles

    Allan Sibley


    In my article on the construction of the High Level Kit for Stagshaw (MRJ N0. 129) I referred to the use of a simple springing system, and to the fact that I had opted for split-axle current collection. That article dealt with the construction of one specific kit, so in this one I describe the methods and materials I use in most locomotives I build these days.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, locomotives

  • Blea Moor: Options

    Peter Kirmond



    How did a committed ScaleSeven modeller end up building his dream layout in 'OO'? Peter Kirmond pleads guilty as charged.

    Tags: layouts

  • St Mary's

    Geoff Taylor



    Geoff Taylor shows his skills as a stonemason, a roofer and finally a grave-digger as he models a distinctive north-country church for the Manchester club's Dewsbury Midland layout.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • Retford Coal Hoist

    Vernon Harrod



    One night in the pub, Vernon Harrod received a proposition from Roy Jackson.

    Tags: coal yards, lineside details, scratchbuilding

  • George Norton 1929-2003


    Tags: obituaries

  • Carl Paul Legg 1934-2003


    Tags: obituaries

  • [Photo: Yaxbury]



    Photo of Yaxbury station on Jas Milham's S scale layout.

    Tags: layouts