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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 145
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Brassmasters detailing kit for the Bachmann 'Crab' in 4mm, S Kits product range update, Home of O Gauge product catalogue details, Branchlines compact 36:1 gearboxes for remote applications, Double O Gauge Associatino track cleaning block, Bill Bedford handrail jig, Connoisseur Models LNER 10T perishables van kt in 7mm, Fence Houses Model Foundry windows fret in 4mm, Portsdown Models preassembled bullhead code 75 rail crossing components for 4mm OO/EM/P4, Alan Gibson replacement driving wheels for Hornby 8F in 4mm OO/EM/P4, Fox Transfers Flying Scotsman No. 4472 lining pack in 7mm

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Bodmin in Retrospect

    Mike Peascod



    As one of the defining layouts of the early P4 period, Bodmin inspired a generation of finescale modellers. There's a rare opportunity to see it again at Scaleforum. Mike Peascod, former Chairman of the Scalefour Society, outlines its significance.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Two Bulleid Pacifics built in 7mm from DJB kits, one by John Edwards and the other by Peter Silvester.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, locomotives, MRJ Portfolio, steam locomotives

  • Real Atmosphere


    Settrington station, on the North Eastern line from Malton to Driffield, in the early 1920s

    Tags: NER / North Eastern Railway, Real Atmosphere

  • Ahern Centenary

    David Kitchiner



    9th July 2003 marked the centenary of the birth of John Ahern. To celebrate the occasion, this previously unpublished phtograph shows him at the controls of Gammon End with buildings posed around the terminus and Gammon Magna in the background.

    Tags: layouts

  • Blea Moor: Decisions

    Peter Kirmond



    Peter Kirmond steers his OO Settle and Carlisle project towards a definitive plan without losing sight of basic requirements.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layout design, layouts

  • Weathering Panelled Stock

    Martyn Welch


    Martyn Welch shows how he creates the light and shade effects that give a convincing patina of age to a well-travelled pre-Group coach.

    Tags: coaches, paints / painting, weathering

  • The Laird's new brougham arrives...

    Simon de Souza



    Simon de Souza wa a prizewinner at Scaleforum in 2006 with this pair of scratchbuilt Highland Railway carriage trucks. We asked him how hw made them.

    Tags: HR / Highland Railway, scratchbuilding, wagons