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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 185
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    DJH Model Loco - 7mm RTR A1 Pacific. Classic Commercials - 1:43 scale AEC Mammoth Major lorry kit. Cambridge Custom Transfers - lettering for BR (ex-SR) Diagram 1771 Tunny and 1773 Ling sleeper/ballast wagons & BR Diagram 1/570 Lamprey wagons in 2mm-7mm scales. Shawplan - new owner and forthcoming products including Lima Deltic upgrade kit. Missenden Abbey Railway Modelling Weekends.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Pempoul

    Gordon Gravett



    Finally hitting the exhibition circuit in 2008 after being 17 years in the building, this 1:50 scale Résau Breton Layout has stopped people in their tracks at every show it's attended. Gordon Gravett sips on a glass of Pinot gris and reflects on the travails of its construction.

    French meter gauge railway.

    Tags: layouts, Résau Breton

  • The Groves and Rydes Vale

    Nigel Cliffe


    2mm/2mm FS

    Bert Groves died earlier this year. Nigel Cliffe assesses the contribution of a pioneering father-and-son team whose 50-year legacy continues to underpin 2mm finescale modelling.

    Tags: biography, scales / gauges

  • Combining the Old with the New

    Tom Mallard



    Tom Mallard splices together two Martin Finney kits to create a P4 model of the much-loved Dukedog.

    32xx Dukedog class built using a Duke and Bulldog kit.

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

  • MRJ Portfolio



    View of 'Midland Sidings' 4mm/P4 layout by the Westinghouse Model Railway Club.

    Tags: layouts, MR / Midland Railway, MRJ Portfolio, pre-grouping

  • Mini-MSW

    Alan Whitehouse


    2mm/2mm FS

    Complete with full overhead catenary, Alan Whitehouse's 2mm finescale portrait of the 1500v DC Wath branch makes imaginative use of 'all that two-pie-arr stuff from school'.

    Merry-go-round hopper trains hauled and banked by pairs of class 76 locomotives.

    Tags: electric locomotives, electrification, goods / freight, layouts