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Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale

MRJ Issue 16
  • Darenth - an EM Gauge Convention

    Ivan Maxted



    The conclusion of Ivan Maxted's account of the family layout, following on from his article on modelling chalk cuttings in MRJ No. 15. The real pleasure to be had from 'moving up'to finer standards comes through in Ivan's story.

    1950s era branch terminus based on a planned-but-never-built line in South-East England.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • No. 1 Shop: Matters Arising

    Iain Rice


    Discussion of motors and gearboxes.

    Tags: controllers, gearboxes, motors, No. 1 Shop

  • Living with the 1219

    Nick Ridgway


    As debate over the advantages (or otherwise) of the much-admire Portescap 1219 motor continues, Nick Ridgway reports on some serious experimentation.

    Tags: controllers, gearboxes, motors

  • Oxfordshire and Berkshire Farm Waggons in 4mm scale

    Chris Pilton



    Many modellers must have spent a long time agonising over the creation of a realistic period landscape and then shied off adding the odd road or farm vehicle for fear of spoiling the effect with what can all too often look like gimmicky and even clumsy toys. Chris Pilton has tackled the problem by painstakingly constructing two farm waggons which, in 4mm scale, look appropriately fine and unobtrusive. He admits they took some time and commitment, but the results are very worthwhile and he hopes that the following notes will both encourage and enable others to achieve similar results.

    Tags: agriculture / farming, drawings / plans, road vehicles, scratchbuilding

  • Period Waterways

    Allan Sibley


    Allan Sibley puts on his other hat - as a serious canal enthusiast - and follows up Dave Rowe's article on Leighton Lock (MRJ No. 8) with a thorough look at narrow boats and their operation.

    Extensive article providing detailed prototype information. Includes 4mm scale drawings of various narrow boats, drawings of a selection of cabin side designs, period photographs and references for further research.

    Tags: drawings / plans, prototype, ships / boats / barges, water / waterways

  • MRJ Portfolio


    8mm-1ft Welsh Highland Railway 'Russell' by Peter Booth.

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio, narrow gauge, steam locomotives, WHR / Welsh Highland Railway

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Mignon Model Studios - MR diagram D333/730 traction wagon in 4mm & 7mm. Impetus - 4mm hornguides and hornblocks. Martin Finney - etched brass GWR 'Aberdare'. Prototype Models - card structures.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum