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Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale

MRJ Issue 22
  • Developments in 7mm Trackwork

    Bob Essery



    As Bob Essery progresses with his much talked about Dewsbury layout - an accurate depiction of the Midland Railway in 1907 - he takes the opportunity to discuss the frustrations and anomalies facing those modellers who, like him, want their trackwork to be authentic - and the strokes of luck which set him on the right path. Many of the principles expounded here apply to all scales and gauges while the prototype information is of enormous value.

    Tags: drawings / plans, MR / Midland Railway, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • No. 1 Shop: Upgrading Small Motors for Performance

    Trevor Hughes


    Faced with a need to provide a standard motor for a range of small, narrow gauge engines, Trevor Hughes was forced to draw on his own resources. Here he shows how he upgraded a cheap, 'five-shilling' motor to a specification equalling the performance of the early Sagami can motors.

    Tags: motors, No. 1 Shop

  • Riveting in the Lathe

    Norman Dale


    Norman Dale, now 78 and a central figure in what many of us call The 'Northern School' of finescale pioneers, gives a workshop technique for successful rivet effects.

    Tags: components, techniques, tools

  • The Non-Corridor Project Concluded

    David Jenkinson



    David Jenkinson finishes MRJ's 'Inkerman Street' passenger rake.

    Tags: coaches, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • An LMS Tubular Post Signal in 4mm Scale

    Trevor Hughes



    Trevor Hughes describes the construction of an LMS signal for Gauxholme viaduct, the Rochdale Model Railway Group's layout which featured at IMREX '88.

    Tags: LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, signals / signalling

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Bernard Baker's magnificent 4mm scale, scratch-built model of LSWR Class 415 4-4-2T no. 420.

    Tags: LSWR / London & South Western Railway, MRJ Portfolio, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • New 7mm GWR Saddle Tank Kit in Cast Resin

    Tony Reynalds



    Tony Reynalds, one of Pendon Museum's locomotive builders, explains how in a rash moment he 'volunteered' to build the latest 7mm scale kit from Eric Underhill. He even overcame his usual reluctance to put pen to paper and report his findings.

    GWR 2021 class 0-6-0ST.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, product reviews, steam locomotives

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Peter K (London) Ltd. - change of address. Dapol - availability of body shell for N2. Dave Walton Models & South Eastern Models - combined address. Small hardwood profiles available (address supplied). Martin Finney - GWR 3232 class kit. George Norton - LNWR 'Cauliflower' kit in 4mm. Mobile Road & Rail - Ford E83W van. Eye glass 'drawing scaler'. Etched brass class 14 kit. MJT - various components.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum