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Edited by Don Rowland

MRJ Issue 203
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    IWATA - new range of high quality acrylic weathering paints for airbrushing. PARKSIDE DUNDAS - 4mm scale GWR diagram 013 china clay wagon kit. HIGH LEVEL KITS - integrated package of components for 4mm scale continuous spring beams. CSP MODELS - have bought the 4mm side of Agenoria range of kits, and will be releasing some of the 7mm scale kits in 4mm.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • The Demolition Job

    Kier Hardy



    Keir Hardy shares the inspiration and ideas behind his new Hornsey Road layout and provides a foretaste of the surroundings with this skillful portrayal of an all too familiar site in the 1970s.

    Row of derelict terraced houses depicted in various stages of demolition.

    Tags: buildings

  • A Derby Lightweight 2-Car DMU in P4

    Rodney Cooper



    Rodney Cooper describes how he built one of these characterful units using Craftsman sides and ends, a Black Beetle motor bogie and a lot of scratchbuilding.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, DMU / Diesel Multiple Units, scratchbuilding

  • A Turntable for Ilfracombe in 'N'

    Martin Moss



    Over a number of years Martin Moss has been called upon by several members of Salisbury and South Wilts Railway Society to make them a turntable. The following pictures, with captions, describe the methods used.

    Tags: turntables

  • A Sprung Bachmann A1

    Pete Hill



    It was fully 18 months that passed between Pete Hill being asked to review the then forthcoming Brassmasters EasiChas for the Bachmann A1, and try it out on the extensive EM tracks of Retford, simply because Brassmasters were having real difficulty getting the etches made to their satisfaction and the level of accuracy they required. However, how it does exactly what it does on the tin!

    Fold-up sprung chassis for the Bachmann RTR model.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, product reviews, springing, steam locomotives

  • Modellers of Stature

    Mike Peascod


    The Cumbrian Railways Association Pochin/Shillcock Collection of Historic Models

    Tags: biography, societies

  • The 2010 Christmas Competition

    Don Rowland


    Tags: competitions

  • Double Junction for Slattocks

    Dick Petter



    A recent decision by the P4 Group of the Manchester Model Railway Society to lift and scrap the main line on their layout 'Slattocks Juntion' because of technical problems, provided an opportunity to rethink the design. Dick Petter not only suggested the new arrangement but found himself fabricating and installing a new double junction.

    Tags: track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Little Boxes: The H-type Container

    Geoff Kent



    Geoff Kent builds one of these elusive 3-plank open containers.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, wagons