Issue 197 2010 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Martyn Welch
A Fire-Salvaged Dream
After many years under construction, Kingstorre, a substantial EM gauge project, suffered serious fire damage. In the face of such devastation lesser mortals would give up, but not Robert Dudley-Cooke - he just sorted it out and carried on.
Large Pendon-inspired GWR layout based on the South Devon main line in 1947.
When Peter Kazer turns his attention to one of his narrow gauge interests, you can be assured of some impressive modelling. This time he is tackling the old 3ft gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway which closed in 1913 when iron ore traffic failed. Photographs showing the lonely line crossing the remote landscape of West Cumberland are deeply enticing but it takes courage to attempt to capture its magic. We can't wait to see the result, but in the meantime we proudly bring you a preview of some of Peter's beautifully made stock. This is narrow gauge modelling at its best.
Former Editor's Update
Martyn Welch describes what he has been up to in the 6 years since finishing his stint as editor of MRJ, with some photos of locomotives and stock he has weathered.
Last Train from Debenham
Another look at Paul Clarke's 7mm Mid Suffolk Railway, this time with a much-needed extension.
Originally featured in MRJ 112.
Small Suppliers Forum
ULTRASCALE WHEELS - selected wheels available ex-stock with steel tyres. OLD TIME WORKSHOP - waterslide transfers for 4mm and narrow gauge scales up to gauge 1 including wagon tranfers for pre-nationalisation 4mm wagons suitable for Airfix and Parkside kits, steam era photos and etched brass kits for Ravenglass & Eskdale rolling stock. CAMBRIAN MODELS - LNER 6-plank open wagon kit. STEAM AND THINGS - kit for Muir-Hill Tractor No.2 as used on the Weston Clevedon & Portishead Light Railway in 4mm and 7mm scales. BILL BAEDFORD MODELS - semi-automatic coach coupling, spring RCH heavy-duty W-irons, chassis kits for GCR A5 4-6-2T and LNWR G2 0-8-0, etc.
Coming soon in MRJ
A couple of photos showing progress on Robin Whittle's P4 model of Bristol Bath Road engine shed, soon to be featured in MRJ.
Iron Ore Hoppers
Geoff Kent builds a 4mm Covhop from a new sophisticated kit,
Bill Bedford etched kit for diagram 1/210 covered hopper wagon. Includes background prototype notes.
The Reverend Peter Denny 1917-2009