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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 165
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    C-Rail Intermodal rib-sided container kit and transfers in 4mm, Mainly Trains J72 chassis kit for Bachmann/Mainline bodyshell in 4mm, Dave Cleal GWR token apparatus kit in 4mm, Classic Commericials 7mm road vehicles, Longhorm Kits HR range of etched kits in 4mm, Comet Models redesigned sprung coach bogies in 4mm

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Dewsbury Midland

    Phillp Taylor, Geoff Taylor, Malcolm Nevitt



    Built by the OO gauge group of the Manchester Model Railway Society, this large and impressive layout is one of the finest depictions of a railway in an urban setting that's ever been seen in this country. Geoff Taylor, Phil Taylor and Malcolm Nevitt take us on a tour of a layout that never fails to inspire each time it goes out on the exhibition circuit.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Splits made simple

    Tim Shackleton



    Just as everyone of a certain age learned to drive in a Morris Minor, so reworking the old Mainline J72 became, for many modellers, the first faltering step into finescale. This recent conversion pushes things along a little, with split-chassis construction, sprung hornblocks, three-stage gearing and other refinements.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension

  • Keeping rust on a wing and a check

    J Douglas Smith



    J. Douglas Smith finds a simple remedy for a perennial modelling faux pas.

    Tags: techniques, tools, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Sleeper gapping

    John Hayes



    An attachment for a Proxxon mini-drill that mills gaps with a small round dental drill.

    Tags: techniques, tools, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Black Motors

    Tom Mallard



    Tom Mallard employs a mixture of cutting-edge CAD technology, traditional scratchbuilding and unashamed kit borrowing to build this splendid pair of LSWR 700 Goods.

    Tags: LSWR / London & South Western Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Real Atmosphere


    Pullman Transport Cafe locaed somewhere in the Home Counties

    Tags: coaches, Real Atmosphere

  • Spray-Painting With Cellulose

    Chris Wesson


    Successfully spraying a model using cellulose paint isn't the black art it's often made out to be. Chris Wesson demystifies the painting process that's widely regarded as the most 'professinal' way to give model a top-quality finish.

    Tags: paints / painting, techniques