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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 176
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    London Road Models 4mm brake van kit, Radio Spares' wheel blackening pen, Cambridge Custom Transfers mutiple scale transfers, DJH Model Loco RTR 7mm locomotives,

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Finescale in the Garden

    Alan Brackenborough



    Painter supreme Alan Brackenborough takes us on a tour of his 7mm scale garden railway - a masteriece of balance and proportion, an object lesson in awareness of the possibilities of space. Like everything Brack does, it's beautifully conceived and executed, the perfect showcase for his ever-growing collection of exquisite hand-built models.

    Tags: garden railways, layouts

  • Two Houses For Penhelig

    Geoff Taylor



    Geoff Taylor builds a pair of 4mm scale detached houses with an unmistakeably Welsh flavour.

    Tags: buildings, houses, scratchbuilding

  • Iron Ore Hoppers - a neglected species

    Geoff Kent



    Geoff Kent begins his survey of some of the more commonplace (but rarely modeled) ironstone wagons.

    Part 1 of 3. Continued in issue 182.

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

  • Simplicity itself - a postwar 3F

    Tom Mallard


    Whether in prototype or model form, was there ever a more uncomplicated workaday locomotive than those Johnson/Deeley 3Fs? Tom Mallard tries out some new constructional ideas with his P4 version.

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

  • Teak Graining

    Martyn Welch



    Using coloured wood varnishes 'exactly as it says on the tin', Martyn Welch shows how he has achieved a superbly realistic simlated teak finish on a pair of Gresley coaches in 7mm scale.

    Tags: coaches, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, paints / painting

  • MRJ Portfolio



    No. 114, Edward Pease, a Stockton & Darlington passenger locomotive, scratchbuilt in P4 by Bob Hetherington.

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio, S&DR / Stockton & Darlington Railway, steam locomotives