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Edited by Tim Shackleton

MRJ Issue 191
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Hobbyhorse Developments - 'Reynalds Range' of 7mm locomotive fittings for GWR, LMS and LNER. Lochgorm Kits - Highland Railway diagram 28 non-corridor lavatory third coach kit in 4mm & 7mm, and 7mm 6-wheeled Highland Railway diagram 2 coupé ended lavatory first coach kit. Oxford Diecast - 2mm scale model of Bedford OB bus with Duple Vista bodywork. Brassmasters - 4mm & 2mm range of etched sash, arches and bay windows designed to complement Scalescenes range of card buildings but equally suitable for scratchbuilding. Studio Scale Models - entire range relaunched under new ownership by Paul Greene.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Clarendon - Part 2

    Steve Lee



    Steve Lee continues with the description of the Leamington & Warwick club's experiences in building their P4 layout.

    LNWR, 1900s

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

  • Box Construction

    Tony Sissons



    Modelling modern structures to the highest standards calls for as much skilled technique and attention to detail as any Pendon essay in card, cat's whiskers and watercolour. With his customary engineering finesse, Tony Sissons builds an exquisite 4mm scale model of an ultra-functional signal box that's a great deal more than just a pair or containers on stilts.

    Construction of prefab signal box based on a prototype at Castleford, Yorkshire, using styrene sheet and brass.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, buildings, plasticard / styrene, scratchbuilding, signal boxes

  • Mike Gilgannon - P4 pioneer

    Jim Summers


    He was a huge inspiration to Chris Pendlenton, Don Rowland and others. He was one of the first modellers in the country to work to P4 standards, and built a pre-Grouping, West Coast main line layout that eventually occupied three rooms in his Glasgow home. Jim Summers looks back over the achievements of Mike Gilgannon, a quiet and unassuming man who - for almost 40 years - occupied a very special place in the pantheon of finescale modellers.

    Tags: biography, obituaries

  • Squaring up to chassis construction

    Pete Hill, Morgan Gilbert


    Pete Hill tests the much talked-about Chassis2 assembly jig from Avonside Works. Morgan Gilbert believes the Chassis2 Pro is the way to take the sting out of chassis-building, for beginner and expert alike.

    Locomotive chassis assembly jig.

    Tags: chassis, product reviews, tools

  • Sayer-Chaplin signals

    Tim Shackleton


    A little archaeological exploration helps Tim Shackleton unearth further information about a pioneering finescale manufacturer.

    Tags: signals / signalling

  • MRJ Portfolio



    3 views of Ralph Burrows' 'Wanhurst'.

    Tags: layouts, MRJ Portfolio

  • Real Atmosphere


    3 view of the goods loading area at Kensington Olympia in 1950.

    Tags: goods / freight, prototype, Real Atmosphere

  • Small Suppliers Plus: Chassis Upgrades for North Eastern loco kits


    4mm/EM, 4mm/P4

    52F Models 4mm scale etched chassis kits for upgrading whitemetal locomotive kits from Dave Alexander and Nucast. Designed for EM/P4 (OO versions to follow), they are for the NER class O (LNER/BR class G5) 0-4-4T, NER class P2/P3 (LNER/BR class J26/J27) and NER class C (LNER/BR class J21).

    Tags: chassis, etched brass, kits, product reviews, Small Suppliers Forum

  • Kirkwhelpington



    2 1970s photos of 'Kirkwhelpington', an early P4 layout with a Borders setting.

    Tags: layouts