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Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale

MRJ Issue 17
  • Scaleforum 1987


    Exhibition preview

    Tags: exhibitions / events

  • Polsithney

    Alan Hall



    Alan Hall describes the reasons behind this fictitious GWR location in Cornwall. The layout, now complete after several years of work, can be seen at Scaleforum this month.

    Small, fictional GWR branch terminus.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • No. 1 Shop: Matters Subsiding

    Iain Rice


    Iain Rice bows out of his involvement with No. 1 Shop.

    Tags: No. 1 Shop

  • No. 1 Shop: Tackling the 4-6-0 chassis

    Iain Rice


    Technical discussion around chassis construction for 4-6-0s: compensation, motor mounting, pick-ups, outside cylinders, bogies and guidance.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, No. 1 Shop

  • No. 1 Shop: 'Backscratcher' pick-ups

    Mike Trice


    Having failed to get satisfactory pick-up with the usual systems, Mike Trice developed a new, concealed method.

    Tags: chassis, pickups / pick-ups

  • A Scratchbuilt Tank Wagon in 7mm

    Deryck Featherstone



    Deryck Featherstone, proprietor of 'Wingham Branch', likes goods vehicles - lucky really, since this portrayal of an RCH cylindrical tank was no five minute job. However, despite the open underframe, cables and straps, it isn't as daunting as it might first appear.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, wagons

  • A Kit built Loriot D in 7mm

    John Coates



    Low machinery wagons ('Lowmacs') always make interesting and attractive models. They are, in addition, ideally suited to production in miniature from etched material (several versions are now available in different scales). Here John Coates presents his findings on a 7mm scale kit by DJB Engineering for a vehicle which the ever-individual GWR termed a Loriot 'D'. He found it an ideal kit for the beginner.

    Tags: etched brass, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, product reviews, wagons

  • Hemlock Byte

    Paul Fletcher



    Long-term plans are all very well, but what happens when they get in the way of just playing trains? The four members of the Tamar Valey Group - a non-aligned finescale model railway partnership - found an answer by postponing their 4mm magnum opus and building an all-action 7mm 'stage set'. Paul Fletcher describes it.

    Minimum space industrial layout.

    Tags: industrial, layouts, minimum space

  • A G.W.R. Station Building in 4mm Scale

    Gerry Hall



    Plasticard model of Tetbury station building, GWR.

    Tags: buildings, GWR / Great Western Railway, plasticard / styrene

  • Glazing Etched Coach Kits

    Nick de Courtais


    Tags: coaches, etched brass, kits

  • MRJ Portfolio


    'Melton Bridge' - Midland Railway layout by the Sydney Gauge 0 Group. 'Whetstone' - GCR layout in EM by Andy Gibbs.

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio

  • Auto Trailer Addenda

    John Lewis, Mike Doherty


    Further notes on the GWR A28 and A30 Auto-trailers compiled from material supplied by John Lewis and Mike Doherty.

    Tags: auto-coaches / auto-trailers, drawings / plans, GWR / Great Western Railway, prototype

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Faulkner's Engraving Services - engraved layout plaques. Brian Robinson - kits and bits. John K. Flack - tools and materials. Chris Leigh - diesel body parts in 4mm. Mike Bryant - 'Chassis Building in the Smaller Scales' book. Tammerlaine - 4mm locomotive fittings. Underhill - Peckett 0-4-ST kit.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • A Churchward Mogul for 7mm scale

    Geoff Capel



    Geoff Capel builds the new Pilgim Models version of a popular and successful GWR prototype.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, product reviews, steam locomotives