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Edited by Paul Karau

MRJ Issue 211
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    CSP MODELS - 4mm scale kit for Somerset & Dorset Sentinel Shunter including gearbox, motor and wheels. NORTH EASTERN KITS - NER 0-8-0 Class T/T1 (LNER Q5) 4mm scale kit. GF CONTROLS - turntable step motor unit and duel servo operating unit that replicates dwell and bounce of a typical signal. BRASSMASTERS - EasiChas P4/EM conversion pack for the Hornby LNER A3, bogie suspension units, and 4mm etched windows for Scalescenes engine shed and signal box. AVONSIDE WORKS - updated 5.5in Hold and Fold tool for folding Photo Etch and scratchbuilt metal components. LONDON ROAD MODELS - 4mm loco kit for the GNR D2/LNER D4 4-4-0, and etched LNWR station canopy brackets.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Penhydd Station

    Geoff Forster



    'Times were hard in the fifties but we had wonderful parents and never went without', writes Geoff Forster. 'My late father, though not a railway enthusiast, did take a keen interest and took me spotting most weekends. I was lucky to see the steam-worked branch and even travel on it, and of course I saw the dawn of the diesel and the demise of steam. How I wish I had kept all my old notebooks, bought a decent camera and learned how to use it! It was a way of life that we took for granted and never expected it would all be swept away so quickly. However, I still have some wonderful memories to dwell on, and modelling is a wonderful way of capturing the past.' Here Geoff introduces us to Penhydd, and describes how he built the station building.

    GWR branch terminus.

    Tags: buildings, GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • RTR Q1 to 2mm Finescale

    Julia Adams


    2mm/2mm FS

    2mm finescale conversion of the Dapol N gauge Q1.

    Tags: RTR / kit conversions, SR / Southern Railway, steam locomotives

  • Three Bridges Engine Shed in 4mm

    Geoff Taylor



    Geoff Taylor describes the construction, painting and detailing of his 4mm model of Three Bridges engine shed.

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

  • MRJ 2011 Christmas Competition

    Don Rowland


    Tags: competitions

  • Central Cheshire Retrospect

    Don Rowland



    In 2001 Don Rowland began his Central Cheshire Mk III in a new home. Here he looks back over the highs and lows of the past ten years.

    Tags: layouts, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • The Alpraham Runner

    Don Rowland



    Alpraham Sidings have a new resident, Don Rowland tells us, thanks to some photos he took many years ago.

    LMS shunters truck, otherwise known as a 'Runner'.

    Tags: LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, wagons

  • Hedingham (Part 2)

    Alan Turner



    Alan Turner continues the story of his 7mm creation.

    Continued from issue 210.

    Tags: GNR / Great Northern Railway, layouts

  • A quintet of BR brake vans

    Karl Crowther



    A detailed look at Dave Bradwell's etched chassis and detailing kit for the Airfix/Dapol 4mm scale BR brake van. To be continued.

    Tags: brake vans, detailing, kits, product reviews