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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 164
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    NB Models 'Sctt' class 4-4-0 (LNER/BR D30) kit in 7mm scale, The Right Clamp from Finney & Smith, NBL Type 27 Wickham trolle kit in 4mm, Comet Models LMS Dia 2046 inspection saloon kit in 4mm, Dragon Models Taff Vale twin-veranda brake van kit in 4mm

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Wansbeck Road

    Mick Simpson


    2mm/2mm FS

    Using a variety of traditional scratchbuilding techniques, Mick Simpson recreates the North Eastern railway landscape of forty-odd years ago in 2mm finescale.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • 4F in EM

    Geoff Haynes



    Geoff Haynes builds a top-of-the-range kit for this splendid LMS workhorse and finds that, for all the imagined complexity of its working inside motion, it's a surprisingly simple locomotive to put together.

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

  • St. Hilda Colliery

    Barry Norman, Paul Jarman


    In search of a prototype worth modelling, Paul Jarman puts the case for this fascinating system with layout design by Barry Norman.

    Tags: layout design

  • Working Brake Pipes

    Jim Smith-Wright



    Jim Smith-Wright comes up with a dazzingly simple way to crack a long-standing conundrum. It seems it's all down to magnetic attraction.

    Tags: rolling stock, techniques

  • Vans for Perishables Traffic

    Gerry Beale, Paul Jarman



    The latest 7mm scale releases from Parkside Dundas focus on vehicles for perishables traffic. In this double feature Paul Jarman builds a pair of SR banana vans while Gerry Beale models a GWR Mica and Tevan.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, SR / Southern Railway, vans

  • Cool, Not-So-Clear Water

    Philip Harvey


    Philip Harvey learned to model water the hard way - by studying the real thing rather than looking at other people's models.

    Tags: scenery, water / waterways