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Edited by David Lane

MRJ Issue 207
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    AMBIS ENGINEERING - range of cast name and number plates and signs including nameplates for industrial locomotives. Also, aluminium and copper foil corrugated sheets. SHAWPLAN - further additions to range of 4mm Extreme Etchings and Laserglaze windows including detail parts for Bachmann class 24. OLD TIME WORKSHOP - addition of 7mm nameplates (formerly part of the Jackson Evans range) and A1 Models Ruston & Hornsby 48DS 4mm body kit to the catalogue.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Whitchurch Road

    Paul Bambrick



    Paul Bambrick's beautiful 7mm Met & GC Whitchurch Road was built in an unusual order, with the buildings, platforms and scenery in place before tracklaying!

    Tags: GCR / Great Central Railway, layouts, Metropolitan Railway, pre-grouping

  • Fence Houses

    Bob Jones, Les Waters


    2mm/2mm FS

    With a circuit providing a scale equivalent of 3 miles, Bob Jones' Fence Houses may well be the biggest 2mm Finescale layout in the world. Here, Les Waters, a member of the team behind it, explains how he persuaded Bob to make the most of new technology.

    Planning, baseboards and lighting, trackwork, wiring, turnout motors and decoders, operation and future plans.

    Tags: electrics / electronics, layouts, operation, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way, turnouts / points / pointwork / crossings

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Hornby LMS 2-6-4T converted to P4 by Philip Hall.

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio, RTR / kit conversions

  • Lomotives of Dunwich: Part 3 - Floppychas or beam compensation

    Roy Jackson



    Roy Jackson takes a step-by-step, back to basics look at how he went about building a compensated chassis for an old Airfix N7 0-6-2T body using Alan Gibson frames, wheels and crankpins, Mashima can motor and High Level Models gearbox.

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, steam locomotives

  • PHOTO: Nunstanton lever frame



    Photo of lever frame hidden inside a timber barn on Trevor Nunn's S Scale layout 'Nunstanton' as featured in MRJ 199 and 206.

  • Aylesbury Town Engine Shed

    David Lane



    David Lane describes how he built his 4mm scale model of Aylesbury Town engine shed.

    Tags: buildings, engine sheds / motive power depots / MPDs

  • A Wall For Wycombe

    Tim Peacock



    A plain brick wall along the back of a scene sounds easy enough to model in 4mm, but Tim Peacock found that a realistic portrayal of this vital feature at High Wycombe required considerable thought and experimentation.

    Tags: buildings, lineside details

  • MRJ Portolio



    Several photos of Ron Heggs under-construction model of Manchester Central station including the station roof and approach viaduct.

    Tags: buildings, MRJ Portfolio