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Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale

MRJ Issue 18
  • Copenhagen Fields - the baseboards

    Tim Watson, John Birkett-Smith, Mike Randall



    The layout under construction by a group of the Model Railway Club's 2mm scale modellers is one of the most talked about modelling projects for years. Everything about 'Copenhagen Fields' is radical and needs to be - for 'Chiltern Green' is a hard act to follow. Here, Tim Watson, John Birkett-Smith and Mike Randall discuss the layout's remarkable baseboards in the first of several articles which will trace the project's development.

    Tags: baseboards, layout design, layouts

  • Southern Railway 'Van B'

    Peter Swift



    Peter Swift reviews Ratio's 4mm SR Utility kit.

    Tags: kits, product reviews, SR / Southern Railway, vans

  • No. 1 Shop: The Basic 4-6-0 Chassis

    Iain Rice


    Iain Rice moves onto the practicalities of the chassis type discusse in the last issue.

    Includes details on preparing and mounting Sharman wheels, and wheel quartering.

    Tags: chassis, No. 1 Shop, wheels

  • No. 1 Shop: Dyna Drive


    MRJ takes an early look at a radical new model railway drive system.

    Tags: drive systems, product reviews

  • No. 1 Shop: Inside Valve Gear for an M.R. Class 2

    Paul Holth



    Not everyone has either the will or the technology to attempt this sort of mechanical detail, which makes Paul Holth's S-scale engineering all the more fascinating.

    Tags: chassis

  • Locomotives of Dunwich

    Roy Jackson



    Roy Jackson is the first to admit that his views - and the way he puts them - have not always endeared him to fellow modellers. But his loco building performance on a series of notable layouts, and most recently as CME of the EM triumph 'Dunwich', has always vindicated his somewhat harsh, sometimes hilarious words. Before going on to describe the locomotives of Dunwich in a little more details, Roy, going into print for the first time, provides his 'let's-get-a-few-things-straight' preamble. Some of you may care to hold on to your hats.

    Tags: steam locomotives

  • Lofthouse South Junction Signal Box G.N.R.

    John Cockcroft


    John Cockcroft discusses some of the interesting design peculiarities of GNR signal boxes, epsecially the remarkable crop which turned up in the West Riding of Yorkshire, of which Lofthouse South Junction is a typical example.

    Includes detailed scale drawings.

    Tags: buildings, drawings / plans, GNR / Great Northern Railway, prototype, signal boxes

  • G.W.R. Brake Van Observations 1940

    R.C. Riley


    To aid the crusade for historical authenticity, we are please to publish the following list of GWR brake van allocations, submitted by R.C.Riley.

    Tags: brake vans, GWR / Great Western Railway, prototype

  • 5G Rhuddall Heath

    Don Rowland



    The planning and execution of a remarkable LMS shed in 4mm scale, by Don Rowland.

    Tags: engine sheds / motive power depots / MPDs, layouts, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • The Art of Weathering

    Allan Sibley


    Having discussed prototype weathering in Part 1, Allan Sibley gets down to applying small-scale muck.

    Tags: weathering

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Perivale Waggon Works (Clive Croome) - 4mm wagon kits. Comet - 4mm chassis frames. H.R.Models - 4mm Highland Railway kits. Somerville - Bedford OB variants for 7mm. Tony MacDougall - directory of 4mm components. Tru-Scale - various components. Scale Signal Supply - signal kits and parts.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • The Non-Corridor Project - Part 2

    David Jenkinson



    David Jenkinson gets down to building the carriages for MRJ's 7mm 'Inkerman Street' layout.

    Continued from issue 15.

    Tags: coaches, drawings / plans, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, scratchbuilding