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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 148
  • Straight 8

    Tim Shackleton



    Making an impressive RTR model even better, Tim Shackleton hangs a Brassmasters detail kit on the new-style Hornby 8F.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, detailing, RTR / ready-to-run, steam locomotives

  • Structure Modelling in Plastic - a full-on finescale approach

    Simon de Souza



    Models made largely of plastic sheets can still have the finesse and delicacy of classic Pendon-inspired methods. Simon de Souza raises the bar with this delightful 4mm model of the Goods Office in the Wantage Lower Yard.

    Tags: buildings, goods yards, GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding

  • Blea Moor: Construction

    Peter Kirmond


    Peter Kirmond turns off the computer and plugs in his router, ready to explore new ways of building lightweight ply baseboards.

    Tags: baseboards, layouts

  • Wickham Gangers' Trolley

    Paul Jarman



    Paul Jarman builds a 7mm version of a commonplace but rarely modelled prototype.

    Tags: kits, locomotives, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Terry Macdermott Great Southern/CIE coach kits, Cambridge Custom Transfers range of wagon and van transfers in 2mm, 3mm, 3.5mm and 4mm, Kempton Great Engines Trust history of the Hampton and Kempton Parks Waterworks Railway, The Moseley Railway Trust history of the Ruston class 48DS and 88DS shunting locos, Acme Model Company moulded trellis girders in 3.5mm, 247 Developments etched plats for the BR 'Gramus' 20T wagons in 4mm

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Midland 3F loco built from a Motive Power Developments kit in 4mm/EM by Steve Hall

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio, steam locomotives

  • Fly Like An Eagle

    David Mallone


    4mm/Irish P4

    David Mallone builds a Great Northern Railway of Ireland V Class compound in 21mm gauge - and finds the Terry MacDermott kit ranks with the very best.

    Tags: kits, steam locomotives

  • 16T Rustbuckets

    Peter Johnson


    If you model the post-war scene, convincingly weathered mineral wagons are essential. Getting just the right balance of rust and banged-about decrepitude is one of modelling's greatest challenges but, purely with paint, thinners and varnish, Peter Johnson makes it look easy.

    Tags: paints / painting, wagons, weathering