Issue 150 2004 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Tim Shackleton
East Suffolk Ramblings
In the early 1980s, the East Suffolk ight was the definitive statement of the finescale ethos - which, to a degree, it still is. It looked beautiful, it broke acres of new ground and at times it ran abominably. More to the point, MRJ was born amid its rambling trackage and bleak salt marshes. Twenty-odd years on, Iain Rice explains what the ESLR was all about, while Bob Barlow's captions pick out some of the things that worked brilliantly andothers that didn't.
The Traffic Inspector's Engine
Even for a modeller as experienced as Barry Norman, a first-time 7mm scale scratchbuild was a steep learning curve.
GWR B Set scratchbuilt in 7mm by Carl Legg and Collett '2251' class 0-6-0 built in 7mm from a Finney kit with a Malcolm Mitchell tender by Gerry Beale and John Edwards
With Blood and with Custard
Using techniques you can apply to almost any vehicle, Martyn Welch puts the finishing touches to a cracking pair of 7mm scale Gresley coaches.
Views of the steam flour mills of F. Coales and Son of Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire taken in 1933
Rebuilding the Past
Paul Karau models a favorite icn of his childhood.
Down intermediate home signal at Henley-on-Thames modelled in the 1950s by Peter Squibb