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Edited by Paul Karau

MRJ Issue 219
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    RT Models releases a 4mm kit for the Manning Wardle Old Class 1 0-6-0ST and a 4mm Hudson tipper wagon kit; Andy Beaton (Ragstone Models) releases BR dia 1/33 Carflat, LBSC dia 82/253 CCT, LBSC dia 79/230 Bullion van and GE dia 29 SIngle bolster kits in 7mm; Brian Osborne of Branchlines can supply cast parts for the 4mm Manning Wardle build; Penbits Model Railways sprung diesel bogie kits for Bachmann Class 47, Heljan Kestrel and Bachmann/NRM Prototype Deltic

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • The Border Counties Project

    Graham Hudson



    In little more than twelve months, the North East and Borders Area Group of the EM Gauge Society built this 4mm model of Kielder Forest station as it was shortly before closure to passengers in 1956.

    Graham Hudson explains the story behind the conception and construction.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Sprung P4 Chassis for 3F

    Colin McCall



    The Bachmann LMS 3F is quite outstanding and now Brassmasters have produced one of their Easichas kits for simple conversion to P4.

    Here Colin McCall guides us through the procedure.

    Tags: chassis, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, RTR / kit conversions

  • Kingswear Plus

    Mike Casey



    Mike Casey's unfinished Kingswear and Bodmin P4 layout.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • Fence Houses - The Scenics

    Alan Pearson



    Alan Pearson tells us how he made a formidable quantity of 2mm scale trees.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, trees

  • Scratchbuilt Container

    Trevor Pott



    Trevor Pott scratchbuilds a GWR B-type container for an ABS match truck.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding, wagons

  • Wheel Derangements - Ways to Truth and Reconciliation

    Chris Pendlenton


    Chris Pendlenton describes his 'narrow-eyed' approach to loco wheels including some thoughts on fixing to axles.

    Tags: chassis, techniques, wheels

  • MRJ Christmas Competition 2012

    Don Rowland


    Tags: competitions

  • An Overdue Christmas Parcel?

    Chris Pendlenton


    Chris Pendlenton urges modellers to buy a lathe.

    Tags: lathes, techniques

  • Wallingford Update

    John Hayes



    Tantalizing pictures of progress on John Hayes' 4mm portrayal of the GWR terminus of Wallingford.

    Early stages of the layout were first seen in MRJ 157.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts, scratchbuilding

  • MRJ Portfolio


    4mm, 4mm/P4

    Photographs of Dave Barrett's Northampton Goods in P4 and Gerry Beale's pair of 4mm scale Serpents built from David Geen whitemetal kits and Masokits and Roxey parts.

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio

  • Block Instruments

    Mike Norris


    The series on making miniature block instruments continues with Mike Norris explaining how he tackled the task of making 43 for his Preston layout.

    Tags: operation, scratchbuilding, signals / signalling, techniques