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Edited by Barry Norman

MRJ Issue 213
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    BIWO KITS - 2 LNWR loco kits in 4mm scale - A class 0-8-0 and B/E 2-8-0 class. 52F MODELS - 4mm scale kit for the original Great Central 9A or LNER A5/1. LOCHGORM KITS - 10mm scale Highland Railway six-wheeled Diagram 2 coupe ended lavatory first coach kit, and 0-4-4 Sharp Stewart tank locomotive 'Dunrobin' kit in 4mm and 7mm. CAMBRIDGE CUSTOM TRANSFERS - new transfer sheets.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Trerice the Cameo

    Iain Rice



    The salvageable bones of the original Trerice were used as the basis for a new lightweight cameo version of this Cornish inconsequence. As Iain Rice explains, the setting also changed district to below the edge of Bodmin Moor.

    Might-have-been Cornish china-clay branch.

    Tags: layouts, minimum space

  • Neo for Iwata CN airbrush

    Ian Rathbone



    Tags: paints / painting, product reviews, tools

  • 34002 Salisbury

    Vic Burles



    Unconventional, imaginative and progressive in design, Bulleid's imposing Pacifics will be forever associated with the Southern Railway in postwar Britain. With their all-over auri-smoothed casing and Bulleid-Firth-Brown wheels, they present a challenge to the model maker, who has to empathize with their imposing stature and character. With masterly skill, Vic Burles has built this refined and detailed 'West Country'. Whether you are a lover of these engines or not, we think you cannot help but be inspired by the quality of Vic's craftsmanship and the sensitivity of his perception in producing this masterpiece.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, SR / Southern Railway, steam locomotives

  • A North Devon gravel barge (Part 2)

    Gordon Gravett



    Continued from issue 212, Gordon Gravett describes its construction.

    Tags: boats / ships, scratchbuilding, ships / boats / barges

  • Ready to rust

    Mike Baker



    With a perceptive eye on the prototype, Mike Baker has, using hairspray, salt and pots of paint, transformed an ex-works 16 ton mineral wagon by giving it the customary rusty appearance we remember. Whilst his weathering is remarkable, so too is the model which rolled straight out of its box on to his workbench.

    Weathering the Lionheart Trains RTR model.

    Tags: wagons, weathering

  • The Lodge

    Ralph Burrows



    Here Ralph Burrows introduces us to his recent extension to Wanhurst, and, in particular, one of his fine buildings, The Lodge, an Arts and Crafts style house of handsome proportions, that dominates Wanhurst Common.

    Tags: buildings, layouts

  • A question of balance

    Philip Hall



    Philip Hall explains how to increase the haulage capabilities of the Hornby 'T9'.

    Tags: chassis, RTR / kit conversions

  • The North Cornwall Line

    Barry Norman


    Barry Norman pauses to reflect on how finescale modelling has changed in the 25+ years since his model 'Petherick' appeared in MRJ issue 2 back in 1985.

  • Southern coaches in the Maunsell era

    Peter Swift



    I am pleased to welcome Peter Swift back to the pages of MRJ. As a fine modeller of the Southern Railway, he has taken a close look at the much admired Hornby Maunsell carriages, and shows us how to enhance an already impressive model.

    To be continued.

    Tags: coaches, detailing, product reviews, RTR / ready-to-run, SR / Southern Railway