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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 159
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    MSL Hobbies class EM1 1500V Bo-Bo etched kits in 4mm and 7mm, C-Rail Intermodal transfers for 20ft containers and unpainted Bachmann 20ft containers in 4mm, Comet Models NS sideframes for Hornby Black Five in 4mm, Genesis Kits BR Bogie Bolster E kit in 4mm, Connoisseur Models 8ft wheelbase LNER single bolster wagon kit in 4mm,

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • East Dean

    Brian Hodgson



    As Brian Hodgson explains, the construction of this 7mm layout from Hillingdon Railway Modellers was never going to be straightforward. For a start, the members had no clear ideas about location and at one stage they were building track to three different gauges.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • Real Atmosphere


    Early 1930s photographs of the Cherry Hinton works of the Norman Portland Cement Co. Ltd just outside Cambridge on the Newmarket line.

    Tags: industrial, Real Atmosphere, wagons

  • Focus on the 'Jinties'

    Tim Shackleton


    So the 'Jinties' were all the same? Think again...Over the next few pages Tim Shackleton reveals the many differences that existed between individual members of this popular and long-lived class.

    Tags: LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, prototype, steam locomotives

  • Making Steady Progress

    John Hayes



    Having built most of the structures and trackwork for Wallingford, his P4 branch terminus, John Hayes turns his attention to the baseboards.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • 30586 in EM

    Iain Rice



    Iain Rice fulfills a long-held dream and builds a Beattie well tank.

    Tags: SR / Southern Railway, steam locomotives

  • Merlin smashes Mallard's speed record!

    Roy Jackson


    Roy Jackson installs a digital speedometer on the East Coast Main Line

    Tags: product reviews

  • Airbrushes - the inside view

    Iain Rice, Tim Shackleton, Gordon Gravett, Martyn Welch, Tony Sissons


    Catalogues and product surveys can only tell you so much. When push comes to shove, there's nothing like the word-of-mouth verdict of someone who knows what they're talking about. Six well-known modellers explain the whys and wherefores of their particular choice of airbrush.

    Tags: paints / painting, product reviews, tools

  • Jack Kine 1921-2005


    SFX pioneer who developed many of the ideas and techniques used in high-quality scenic modelling.

    Tags: obituaries