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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 167
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Mainly Trains detailing kits in 4mm for Bachmann RTR N class Mogul, London Road Models kit for NER G1 loco in 4mm, MSC Models kit for LBCS tricomposite in 7mm, Fence Houses Model Foundry etched wagon kits in 2mm finescale, Comet Models conversion kit for Hornby 'Duchess' in 4mm, Norman Solomon telegraph pole cross-arms in 7mm

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Stanier Supreme

    Malcolm Nevitt



    With their bi-focal glazing and strange livery permutations, Hornby's new Stanier coaches threatened to be as big a disappointment as their earlier Gresley stock. But as Malcolm Nevitt shows, their faults are far easier to put right. A few deft touches here and there, and you can create a 4mm coach that ranks with the best.

    Tags: coaches, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, RTR / ready-to-run

  • Real Atmosphere


    Coal yard at Market Drayton in Shropshire circa 1963

    Tags: coal yards, Real Atmosphere

  • Scale colour and the perception of reality

    Aidan Campbell


    Aidan Campbell explains how the sensitive use of colour helps draw a layout toether by emphasizing essential visual harmonies.

    Tags: paints / painting, scenery, theory

  • Functional point tie bars

    John Hayes


    John Hayes comes up with a practical system that won't let you down.

    Tags: turnouts / points / pointwork / crossings

  • Black Motors Part Two

    Tom Mallard



    Tom Mallard continues contruction work on his exquisite pair of LSWR 70 Goods.

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

  • Bucks Hill - The Foundation Course

    Kevin Wilson



    The trackbed and landforms on this stuning new 7mm layout are an integrated structure of great strength and stability. Kevin Wilson downs tools to show how it al went together.

    Tags: layouts

  • The Yaxbury branch moves sand

    Jas Millham



    Prototypical operation is everything as far as Jas Milham is concerned. here he describes one of the daily workings on his celebrated S scale layout.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts, operation