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Edited by Martin Nield

MRJ Issue 215
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Preliminary announcement of Ian Penberth's range of sprung suspensions for proprietary 4mm diesel locomotives; RT Models acquires the late Albert Goodall's range of 4mm scale parts for Bulleid Pacifics; ACC+ESS PROTOCAB wireless battery-powered control system; SHAWPLAN Laserglase range expands with additions for the 4mm Heljan class 33/2, Heljan class 15 and the Hornby ex Lima class 73.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Portchullin

    Mark Tatlow



    Mark Tatlow set out to capture the unique scenery and atmosphere of the Kyle line and learned some valuable modelling lessons along the way.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts, scenery

  • 'Futurist Naff'

    Jim Smith-Wright



    Jim Smith-Wright describes how he tackled one of Britain's most distinctive 1960s railway buildings for his model of Birmingham New Street

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, scratchbuilding, signal boxes

  • Miniature Block Instruments

    Steve Hall


    The increasing interest amongst modellers in authentic operation has led several to want to use miniature block instruments on their layouts. Over the past year, a group of them, co-ordinated by John Brighton, has got together electronically to exchange ideas and techniques. This major new MRJ series of articles explains the progress made by the group so far.

    Steve Hall explains the principles of Absolute Block signalling and what a block instrument does

    Tags: electrics / electronics, operation, signals / signalling

  • Block Instruments for Stockport Tiviot Dale and Millhouses & Eccleshall

    Richard Challis


    MRJ series - Miniature Block Instruments

    Richard Challis explains how he devised the electrical system behind the miniature block instruments now in use on two layouts

    Tags: electrics / electronics, operation, signals / signalling

  • Real Atmosphere


    Photo taken at Huddersfield in the mid-1950s showing former L&Y Aspinall 2-4-2T No. 50757 shunting vans in the goods yard

    Tags: Real Atmosphere

  • Croft depot

    Duncan Wilcock



    Duncan Wilcock proves that having limited space need not be a barrier to building a layout. His exquisite P4 layout is only 43 inches long!

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts, minimum space