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Edited by Don Rowland

MRJ Issue 194
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    London Road Models - NER 0-4-4 BTP class (LNER G6) and NER M (M1) and Q (LNER D17) 4-4-0 4mm locomotive kits (originally supplied by Steve Barnfield). Activity Media - 'Weathering Techniques' DVD by Tim Shackleton. The Model Kit Shop - new website aiming to be comprehensive product directory for 0 gauge, currently covers wagon kits. Cambrian Models - new wagon kits including LMS 12 ton wooden-bodied van on 9ft wheelbase and Midland Railway 12 ton wooden bodied van on 10ft wheelbase. Exactoscale - 4mm scale slide chair for P4 and RCH wagon leaf springs, axleboxes and plastic brake shoes.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • LNER J11 'Pom Pom' 0-6-0 in P4

    John Sherratt



    John Sherratt builds the Alan Gibson kit of this ex-GCR Robinson goods locomotive.

    Tags: GCR / Great Central Railway, kits, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, steam locomotives

  • Inspirations

    Don Rowland


    Don Rowland recounts some of the events, experiences and people that have inspired him in his modelling since childhood.

    Tags: biography

  • The final curtain?

    Peter Kirmond



    After attending some twenty-odd shows with his 4mm epic Blea Moor, Peter Kirmond reflects on the experience and ponders its future.

    Full colour photographic review of Peter Kirmond's impressive Settle-Carlisle layout.

    Tags: layouts

  • Seen at the Scale7 Group AGM

    Bob Essery



    Photos of some of the models on display at the Scale7 Group AGM, including Midland Railway breakdown train built by George Brodie for Dewsbury, resin cast Midland Railway cattle wagon by Paul Clarke, and Chris Perry's model of the Brunswick Arms public house.

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Two photos of the Hornby T9 converted to EM gauge, detailed and weathered by Philip Hall.

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio, RTR / ready-to-run, SR / Southern Railway, steam locomotives

  • Finnie's Garage

    Iain Robinson



    Iain Robinson describes the construction of a freelance model of a run down garage.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • 1970s Heavy Metal in South Wales

    Hywel Thomas



    Morfa Bank Sidings (MRJ 186) handles a lot of steel traffic and Hywel Thomas guides us through his impressive and varied specialist fleet of 4mm coil wagons.

    Bogie Coil V (dia. 1/404). Coil C (dia. 1/422, 1/423).Coil J. Coil F (dia. 1/424). Coil K (reissue of dia. 1/408). Coil X (dia. 1/468). Coil T (dia. 1/458). Coil Flat ET. RTB-owned ex-Minerals. Steel AB Kinky Beam.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, wagons

  • Jackson Coupling Handbook and Turner jigs

    Chris Pendlenton


    Chris Pendlenton reviews Dave Booth's book 'Alex Jackson - The Man and the Coupling' and a selection of Graham Turner's jigs.

    Tags: books / publications, couplings, product reviews, tools

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Another of Ralph Burrows' inspirational 4mm scale models - Lionel Crane's cottage at Gidea Park.

    4mm scratchbuilt model of 1912 suburban estate detached house.

    Tags: buildings, MRJ Portfolio

  • Locomotives of Dunwich - Part 2

    Roy Jackson



    Roy Jackson continues (from MRJ 18!) his loreview of the construction techniques he employs on his locomotives, by looking at the construction of LNER A3 no.60108 Gay Crusader built from a DJH kit with rigid chassis.

    Tags: chassis, kits, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, steam locomotives, techniques