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Edited by Paul Karau

MRJ Issue 218
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    C&L purchases Exactoscale with Len Newman providing technical advice and Andrew Jukes providing advice and financial support for the development of some additions to the track range; Wizard Models MR Bain 54ft carriage kits (D469 composite, D473 third, D559 brake and D561 brake third) are available again; Brassmasters releases an Easichas kit for the Bachmann MR/LMS 3F 0-6-0, etched coupling hooks and pockets, two new bogie compensation units (6'4" and 10'6" wbs) and etched windows for the Scalescenes 2mm engine shed; Lochgom Kits releases 7mm kits for the HR Double Deck Barred Sheep Van (in both David Jones and Peter Drummond versions)

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • The Way Ahead - Radio Control Arrives

    Don Rowland



    Don Rowland is so confident with the current radio-control equipment that, believe it or not, he has sold his exceptional Alpraham Sidings layout and at 82 years old he is building a new P4 layout without any wiring

    Tags: radio-control

  • Real Atmosphere


    M7 class 0-4-4T No. 30107 at Corfe Castle on the Swanage branch viewed from a vegetable plot in July 1962.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, lineside details, Real Atmosphere, steam locomotives

  • Break-Time at Hornsey

    Kier Hardy



    Continuing on from the introduction to Hornsey Broadway in MRJ 203, Kier Hardy describes development to date.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • The Schull and Skibbereen Railway

    Roger Bird



    Roger Bird details the construction of locomotives and rolling stock for his Irish narrow gauge byway.

    Tags: Irish railways, narrow gauge, rolling stock, scratchbuilding

  • LNWR Two-arm Ground Signal

    Steve Hewitt



    Steve Hewitt has built all the signals for John Holden's EM Gauge model of Liverpool Lime Street. Here he describes how he built one of the smallest and most challenging

    Tags: LNWR / London & North Western Railway, scratchbuilding, signals / signalling

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Rambling market garden landscape in 4mm

    Modelled by Robert Dudley-Cooke

    Tags: landscape, MRJ Portfolio, scratchbuilding

  • Brent Plus

    Peter Cross



    Constructing his EM gauge model of Brent station for over thirty years has given Peter Cross lots of enjoyment. He has even overcome the limitations of the prototype by imaginative expansion

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • Bradfield Gloucester Square Part Three

    John Elliott



    John Elliott concludes his account from MRJs 216 & 217

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