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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 181
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    52F Models 4mm etched chassis kit for Q6. Classic Commercials 1:43 road vehicles. Hobby Holidays 7mm and 4mm quartering gauge and sprung hornblocks. C&L Finescale soldering aids etc. Comet Models 4mm Thompson corridor coaches.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Sheep Pasture

    Robin Whittle



    Robin Whittle describes his P4 layout depicting one of the most unusual and least accessible parts of the BR network.

    Scale model of a section of the Cromford & High Peak Railway with fully working incline.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, C&HPR / CHPR / Cromford & High Peak Railway, inclines, layouts

  • Another fine mess...

    Geoff Taylor



    The most character-building structures on a layout aren't necessarily signature items such as signal boxes and goods sheds. It's often the more prosaic, workaday buildings that make the biggest contribution to the atmosphere of a railway. Here Geoff Taylor shows how he built 7mm scale models of some typical railwaymen's mess rooms.

    Tags: buildings

  • Christmas Quiz Solutions


    Solutions for the MRJ Christmas Quiz (issue 179).

  • Common Toads

    John Hayes



    John Hayes builds some subtle variations into a pair of 4mm scale GW brake vans.

    Diagram AA3. Southwark Bridge Models kit.

    Tags: brake vans, detailing, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits

  • Mike Jolly

    Paul Marchese


    Mike was a founder member of the Broad Gauge Society and a member of the Winchester Chesil P4 group. Tribute includes photographs of his work.

    Tags: obituaries

  • Real Atmosphere


    Leiston Tramway Aveling & porter 0-4-0 'Strapite' with 12T venticalted van on level crossing. Leiston, Suffolk. 1961.

    Tags: prototype, Real Atmosphere, steam locomotives, tramways

  • The Next Phase - Alpraham Sidings - Part 5

    Don Rowland



    Don Rowland describes how goods trains were made up in steam days.

    Tags: goods / freight, goods yards, layouts, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, operation