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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 161
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    DJH steam loco firing accessories, LNER lamps and working screw link couplings in 7mm, Dart Castings sack scales in 4mm, Hoffman point machines from Finney & Smith, Paper Creek Models painted wood wall papers for Z, N, HO S and O scales, Connoisseur Models GC dia 17 van kit in 7mm

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • That 'painted-on' look

    Tim Shackleton


    Tim Shackleton shows you how to persuade waterslide transfers to lie flat on uneven surfaces.

    Tags: techniques, transfers

  • Charwelton

    Tony Wright



    Tony Wright takes time out from his job as Deputy Editor of British Railway Modelling to describe the Wolverhampton club's latest main-line exhibition layout. It's Great Central, it's OO and it works very well indeed.

    Tags: GCR / Great Central Railway, layouts

  • The worse for wear...

    Martyn Welch



    It's easy to forget Martyn Welch is a fine model-maker as well as the weatherer par excellence. Here he combines his mechanical and artistic skills to create a humdrum 0-6-0 that looks as if it's seen a lifetime of rough shunts and bodged repairs. In the first part of the story, he explains how he faithfully replicates the prototype's bumps, quirks and eccentricities using techniques that can be applied to virtually any loco-building project.

    Tags: steam locomotives, weathering

  • Colour-light gantry

    Tony Sissons



    Exploiting his engineering know-how, Tony Sissons builds an impressive modern structure in 4mm scale.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, scratchbuilding, signals / signalling

  • 75F

    Ralph Burrows



    The re-roofed steam sheds of the 1950s won few architectural prizes for elegance but their austere functionality is uniquely evocative of the period. Ralph Burrows of Bath built this 4mm scale model of Tunbridge Wells West for a friend's layout based on Eridge.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, buildings, engine sheds / motive power depots / MPDs, scratchbuilding

  • Modelling the Conflat L

    Geoff Kent



    Few 4mm scale vehicles pose as much of a challenge as the container wagons used in cement traffic. Geoff Kent forsakes his usual Plastikard and Mek-Pak in favour of an etched brass kit from Bill Bedford.

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

  • MRJ Portfolio



    8G and 'Director' Great Central locos built by David Brutnell and painted by Alan Brackenborough in Gauge 1.

    Tags: GCR / Great Central Railway, MRJ Portfolio, steam locomotives