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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 155
  • Federal Street

    John Wright



    A controversial winner of the MRJ Chalice at Scaleforum 2004, this P87 essay by John Wright is one of those once-in-a-blue-moon layouts that has everything - prototype fidelity, operational interest, exquisitely evocative modelling and groundbreaking technology. It is the only layout we have ever seen - or probably will ever see - that justifies a departure from our traditional best-of-British focus. And to think it all began with Triang Transcontinental.

    Tags: layouts

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Three container wagons in 7mm for Bucks Hill by Kevin Wilson

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio, wagons

  • A GWR ADC for PMT

    Geoff Kent



    A stunning model of a between-the-wars lorry built for Pendon Museum by Geoff Kent

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, road vehicles

  • Over the top

    Charlie Harrison



    Charlie Harrison builds an LNER lattice signal gantry in 7mm

    Tags: LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, signals / signalling

  • Real Atmosphere


    'Venus' with a northbound fitted freight passing through Dillicar troughs in late 1967.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, Real Atmosphere, steam locomotives

  • Double Vision

    Philip Hall


    Philip Hall gets his eyes tested - and finds a new way of taking the headache out of modelling close up.

    Tags: tools

  • Scratchbuilding BR hopper wagons in 4mm scale

    Peter Johnson



    Using styrene sheet and adapted kit underframes, Peter Johnson builds some high-capacity (and highly characteristic) wagons from the post-war era.

    Tags: wagons

  • Quick P4 conversions of R-T-R wagons

    Ray Hammond



    Ray Hammond describes a painless way of adding springing to proprietary models.

    Tags: compensation / suspension, techniques, wagons

  • The Monster Mash

    Tim Shackleton



    EWS's 102T MBA ballast wagon is a truly massive vehicle. Tim Shackleton builds the same wagon from different manufacturers' 4mm scale kits - and, not surprisingly, finds as many variations and there are similarities.

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