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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 190
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Lochgorm Kits - 2mm scale etched Highland Railway footbridge kit. London Road Models - 4mm scale etched kit for LNWR 2-2-2-2 'Teutonic' class locomotive. Hobby Holidays - summer programme. Shawplan - more diesel & electric era etchings. Cambridge Custom Transfers - entire range of BR steam and early diesel insignia now available in S scale. N Brass Locomotives - etched handwheels.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Swaynton for Milcliffe-on-sea

    J Douglas Smith



    J. Douglas Smith's EM layout began as a test bed for several new ideas but has developed to become the exhibition layout of an EMGS Area Group.

    Fictional Southern Region steam layout set in Hampshire. Track plan based on Horton Admiral. Originally conceived as part of the EMGS NW Surrey Area Group's Modular Layout Project.

    Tags: layouts, SR / Southern Railway

  • D.I.Y. Artwork for Photo-etching

    Gordon Gravett


    The near-universal adoption of computers and CAD technology has opened up exciting possibilities for model-makers seeking an easier, more accurate way of producing items as diverse as locomotive valve gear and lineside fencing. Gordon Gravett - creator of the award-winning Pempoul - gives some valuable pointers on preparing DIY artwork for photo-etching, a technique that's now available to everyone, home builders included. First however, he describes how it's done the traditional way...

    Tags: etched brass, techniques

  • Pictures from an exhibition


    Retrospective of Model Rail Scotland, Glasgow exhibition, 20-22 Feb 2009. Includes photos of: East Kilbride MRC's 7mm former G&SWR 'St. Marnock depot', Nick Gurney's 00 gauge 'Holland Park' modern image railfreight terminal, Stirling & Clackmannanshire MRC's 00 gauge mid-80s Scotrail 'Airthrey Park' , Allan Goodwillie's P4 1960s Fife area 'Dubbieside', Michael Ball's P4 LBSCR 'Ferring', and East Neuk MRC's N gauge modern image ECML 'Drem'.

    Tags: exhibitions / events, layouts

  • Clarendon

    Steve Lee



    Building a reliable, smooth-running exhibition layout is no sinecure, especially in P4. Steve Lee describes the experiences of the Leamington & Warwick club as their model of a pre-Group West London terminus slowly took shape.

    LNWR, 1900s.

    Tags: layouts, LNWR / London & North Western Railway, pre-grouping

  • Iron Ore Hoppers - Part 4

    Geoff Kent



    Geoff Kent builds two LNER hoppers.

    Tags: LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, plasticard / styrene, scratchbuilding, wagons

  • A Brace of Crabs

    Mick Moore



    Mick Moore uses the DJH kit as the basis for building a pair of LMS Crabs in the days before Bachmann introduced their model.

    Tags: etched brass, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, RTR / kit conversions, steam locomotives