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Edited by Gordon Gravett

MRJ Issue 217
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Parkside Dundas 009 open and ballast wagon kits for the Tralee & Dingle and West Claire Lines; High Level Kits 4mm scale chassis for the GWR 56XX; London Road Models LNWR carriage kits in 4mm - D85 Picnic saloon, D297 5-compartment third, D359 3-compartment brake third, D385 passenger brake van and D425 parcel van; Broad Gauge Society acquires rights to former IKB Models range of etched 4mm and 7mm kits; Alexander Models 4mm LNER J8, N10, J77 (Fletcher Cab), J77 (Worsdell Cab), and Q7 loco kits with a Tyne Dock detailing kit - Q5 and Q5/2 kits to follow; Cambridge Custom Transfers relocates to Cornwall; Cooper Craft acquires Blacksmith range of 4mm etched locomotive and coach kits and adds remaining 4mm Slaters Plastikard range of lineside items and figures

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Elizabeth Wheal

    Andrew Ulyott



    Wheal is the Cornish language word for a mine or quarry and Wheal Elizabeth is Andrew Ullyott's first attempt at P4 modelling.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Wantage Tramway Co. Tramcar No. 4

    Simon de Souza



    Simon de Souza builds a 4mm model of tramcar no. 4 for his Wantage Tramway project

    Tags: scratchbuilding, tramways, Wantage Tramway Co.

  • Ocean Liner Express

    Robert Dudley-Cooke



    Robert Dudley-Cooke describes his models and affection for the Great Western's Super Saloons

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway

  • Fence Houses - The Scenics

    Alan Pearson


    2mm/2mm FS

    Following on from his first two articles on the construction of his 2mm finescale Fence Houses layout (see MRJs 198 &207), Alan Pearson describes the creation and improvement of the scenic side of the project so far.

    Tags: layouts, scenery

  • Bradfield Gloucester Square Part Two

    John Elliott



    John Elliott continues his account (from MRJ 216) of traffic movement into and out of Bradfield, commencing in the early evening.

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

  • Floating 7mm Track

    Alan Benson



    Mindful of drumming baseboards spoiling the sound of his locos, Alan Benson makes some proper floating track for his S7 home layout.

    Tags: layouts, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Running Free

    Laurie Griffin


    In his quest to make smooth running chassis, Laurie Griffin assesses some of the commercially available jigs and construction aids and makes some adaptations for even easier use.

    Tags: chassis, tools