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Edited by Paul Karau

MRJ Issue 208
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    MODEL RAILWAY DEVELOPMENTS - 4mm wagon W-irons, suspension plates and wheelbase jigs. HOLLAR MODELS (via PARKSIDE DUNDAS) - 1950s/60s wagon posters. BRASSMASTERS - EM/P4 EasiChas for Hornby LNER A4.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Planning Burford's Townscape

    Martin Goodall



    Following on from his articles in MRJ No.71 and 196, Martin Goodall continues the story of the design and construction (so far) of the Burford Branch - a GWR branch line terminus based loosely on Ashburton.

    Tags: buildings, GWR / Great Western Railway, layout design, layouts

  • Brassmasters - the growth of a cottage industry

    John Jennison


    John Jennison delves into the Brassmasters archives and lifts the lid on the personalities and background to one of our longest established kit manufacturers.

    Tags: biography, manufacturers

  • In Defence of a Dying Art

    Geoff Holt


    Geoff Holt defends the art of scratchbuilding and talks us through the various techniques and processes required to get started scratchbuilding a locomotive.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, techniques

  • Screw Couplings

    Trevor Pott



    Step by step guide to making working steam-era style screw couplings in 4mm scale.

    Tags: couplings

  • Iron Ore Hoppers - Part 6

    Geoff Kent



    With Part Six, Geoff Kent concludes this series.

    Thirteen ton coal hoppers.

    Tags: goods / freight, wagons

  • 7mm Horsebox Upgrade

    Paul Jarman



    Paul Jarman builds a Parkside diagram N13 GWR Horse Box.

    Tags: horseboxes, kits, product reviews

  • More computer-designed buildings

    Alec Fry


    Alec Fry describes a technique for combining computer-aided design with photography to deliver an accurate representation of buildings.

    Tags: buildings, computer-aided design, techniques

  • Caledonian Railway No. 900

    Jim Macintosh


    Photographs of Mike Gilgannon's model of Caledonian Railway 'Dunalastair' class No.900.

    Tags: Caledonian Railway, steam locomotives

  • Trees from seamoss

    Maurice Hopper


    Tags: scenery, trees

  • Real Atmosphere


    T9 on level crossing at Wadebridge in 1959.

    Tags: Real Atmosphere

  • Goods yard operation on an exhibition layout

    John Ditchfield



    Leeton - an O gauge ex-LNWR terminus layout set in Lancashire in 1959.

    Tags: goods yards, layouts, operation