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Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale

MRJ Issue 20
  • Chipping Norton

    Keith Armes


    2mm/2mm FS

    Keith Armes' award-winning 2mm scale creation.

    1920s/30s era scale model of the GWR station at Chipping Norton.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • MRJ Portfolio



    China Clay diorama in Gauge 1 by John R. Smith.

    Tags: dioramas, MRJ Portfolio

  • No. 1 Shop: Tackling Tender Locomotives

    Barry Luck



    Barry Luck applies some of the techniques discussed in the last issue to tender engines.

    LBSCR C2 0-6-0; LBSCR G 2-2-2; Quartering 'singles'

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, drive systems, No. 1 Shop, steam locomotives

  • No. 1 Shop Review: AMR Controllers

    Chris Langdon


    Chris Langdon tests new equipment from AMR.

    Review of three AMR controllers, assessing suitability for use with Portescap and other motors suitable for finescale modelling.

    Tags: controllers, No. 1 Shop, product reviews

  • Point Power

    Peter Cross


    Peter Cross discusses his high-quality integrated point control system.

    Tags: electrics / electronics, operation, turnouts / points / pointwork / crossings

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Sharman Wheels - production transferred to new owners. Dapol - finescale developments. Roy C. Link - 4mm narrow gauge wagons. Andrew McCracken - 4mm Scottish wagon equipment. Impetus - bee-stripe and chevron transfers for 4mm/7mm industrial locomotives. A.F.Hammond - 4mm GWR chassis kits. DJB Engineering - 7mm LMS coach parts. Greenwood Electronics - portable soldering iron. Corgi 'Classics' - 7mm AEC cabover box lorry.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • An N2 for Widened Lines

    Allan Sibley



    At last, the definitive story of a large and widely varied class of workhorses. Allan Sibley, having turned over a lot of previously untouched stones, finds a mind-boggling array of variants and builds a P4 example for 'Pampisford'.

    Tags: drawings / plans, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, prototype, steam locomotives

  • Ken York

    Bob Essery, Mike Peascod, Malcolm Cross


    Ken York, P4 pioneer, Scalefour Society founder member, Scaleforum manager, the power behind 'Heckmondwike' and 'Bodmin', died in October last year at the age of 42. He took his own life for reasons that can only be guessed at. What is known, however, is that his uncompromising modelling ideals and great personal drive combined to make him an unstoppable force for the good of finescale modelling as a whole and 4mm scale in particular. The sum of his achievements add up to far more than a list of layouts, society posts and Scaleforum dates - it spawned, rather, an attitude, an idea that the pursuit of perfection might be an enjoyable and respectable thing to do in an age when standards in all things were generally seen to be in decline. It is an ethic which lives and grows in finescale modelling to this day. Here, some of Ken's friends remember the 'tough cookie' policeman who carried the P4 banner.

    Tags: obituaries