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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 154
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Brassmasters LMS/BR 4F loco kit in 4mm, Exactoscale/P4 Track Company NewTrack rang in 4mm/P4, London Road Models ex-GNR N1 0-6-0 kit in 4mm, Walsworth Models LNER/BR coal hoist kit in 4mm and 7mm, Judith Edge Kits NER Newport-Shildon Bo-Bo of class EF1 kit in 4mm, DJH diesel kit in 7mm

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • MRJ Portfolio



    GWR '517' class 0-4-2T in 7mm built and painted by Tony Reynalds, lined by Alan Bracjenborough and weathered by Martyn Welch.

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

  • Real Atmosphere


    Scenes in and around Blyth, Northumberland taken between May 1956 and September 1958

    Tags: Real Atmosphere

  • Grampus Quartet

    Steve Hall



    Steve Hall assembles a rake of 4mm scale ballast wagons from Parkside plastic kits.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, kits, wagons

  • Scaleforum 2004


    4mm, 4mm/P4

    The standard of entries in this year's competitions - judged by Mike Sharman and Tim Shackleton - was as high as ever, with scratchbuilds slugging it out with heavily adapted kits. Steve Hall's rake of four Grampus ballast wagons - described in detail in this issue - unaccountably failed to catch the judges' eye, but here are some models that did.

    Johnson 0-4-4T built by Morgan Gilbert, Thompson suburban coaches built by Keith Bradbury, Highland road van and Caledonian Railway tank wagon built by Ray Nolton, GWR 'County' 4-4-2T built by Jeff Day, gasworks retort house scratchbuilt by Andy McMillan

    Tags: buildings, coaches, exhibitions / events, societies, steam locomotives, wagons

  • Ponthafren Change for Llanfair

    Roger Lycett-Smith



    Within the confines of a tiny 8ft bedroom, Roger Lycett-Smith brilliantly recaptures the atmosphere of the old Cambrian Railway after it had become the GWR's Central Wales Division.

    Tags: Cambrian Railway, GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • Tyneside Electric

    Chris Pendlenton



    Chris Pendlenton puts together a 4mm kit for one of the fascinating ES1 steeple-cabs - and, true to form, makes a few deviations from the instructions.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, electro-diesel locomotives, kits

  • Egyptian Beete

    Paul Jarman



    The Scammell Scarab was a great workhorse for BR. Paul Jarman builds the only true-scale 7mm kit on the market.

    Classic Commercials kit

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, kits, road vehicles

  • Big is Beautiful

    Vincent Worthington



    First sight of Camden currently being built.


    Tags: layouts