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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 177
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Judith Edge 4mm kits, Markits 4mm sprung buffers, Comet Models 4mm coach kits,

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Sid Stubbs: 70 years in finescale modelling


    Railway modelling has prduced few genuinely legendary figures, but Sid Stubbs is one of them. A pioneer of EM gauge and a great believer in the scratchbuilding ethos, he continues at 87 years of age to enjoy the same demanding standards that he and fellow members of the 'Manchester School' devised more than 50 years ago.

    Tags: interviews

  • Weekday Cross: Shadows and Light

    Robert Sharp



    It might seem an impossible task, but Robert Sharp has compressed the essence of 1930s Nottingham into a six-foot cameo in 7mm scale.

    Tags: layouts, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • Simplicity itself - a postwar 3F: Part Two - Top Bits

    Tom Mallard



    Tom Mallard turns his attention to the bodywork of this much-loved workhorse and explores new methods of making details such as lamp irons, tapered handrails and an accurately profiled chimney.

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

  • Weasel brakeys

    Pete Jary



    Remember BR's diesel brake enders? Mysterious and elusive, little is known for definite about them. In attempting to find out more, Pete Jary ended up building four stunning 7mm models of these fascinating prototypes.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, scratchbuilding

  • Small Suppliers Plus


    The AB-180 - an inexpensive airbrush

    Tags: product reviews

  • MRJ Portfolio



    LNER / BR 0-6-2T in S7 built by Lee Marsh

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio

  • Container wagons in 4mm scale

    Mick Moore



    Don't sell those old Airfix container wagons on eBay, says Mick Moore. With a new chassis and correctly modelled chains and shackles, they could be the basis of a stunning finescale upgrade.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding, wagons