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Edited by Paul Karau

MRJ Issue 223
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    RT Models releases a 4mm scale kit for an industrial contractors wooden side tipping wagon (Manchester Ship Canal type); the Cumbrian Railway Association releases brass castings for a combined coach axlebox/spring/W-iron unit used by the Furness Railway, Maryport & Carlisle Railway, Whitehaven, Cleator & Egremont Railway and the Metropolitan Railway Carriage & Wagon Company; Shawplan releases etched window frames for the class 47 and laser-cut windows for the VI Train 37; EDM Models releases a 7mm kit for the Penrhyn locomotives Linda, Blanche or Charles or the Ffestiniog Railway versions.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Another sort of Riveting Tool

    Keith Ettle


    Keith Ettle describes John Hayes' scrawker blade handle and rivet maker - tools he borrowed and used when building his 4mm B-type container featured in MRJ 219.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, techniques, tools

  • A Trio of Gresley O2s in P4

    Tom Mallard



    Tom Mallard describes how he built three Gresley O2s, a rarely modelled prototype, in P4 using Exactoscale wheels.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Real Atmosphere


    Photographs of a Great Northern Railway buffer stop taken at Ancaster in June 1967 and of the early DMU service bay at Leamington Spa MPD.

    Tags: DMU / Diesel Multiple Units, engine sheds / motive power depots / MPDs, Real Atmosphere, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Operating Kingswear and Bodmin

    Colin Nash, Peter Lund



    Colin Nash and Peter Lund recall their regular visits to run Mike Casey's extensive P4 layout.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts, operation

  • Winning with the Jackson

    Chris Pendlenton



    Chris Pendlenton describes his experiences with the Alex Jackson coupling.

    Tags: couplings

  • Corris Railway No. 4 - twice!

    Peter Kazer



    Some projects are not as straightforward as we anticipate and here Peter Kazer points out some of the problems he encountered in building two beautiful 1/4inch scale models of Corris (and later Talyllyn) No.4.

    Tags: Corris Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives, Talyllyn Railway

  • Wallingford Cattle Pens

    John Hayes



    John Hayes describes how he built the cattle pens for his 4mm Wallingford layout.

    Tags: goods yards, lineside details, scratchbuilding, techniques, tools

  • Schull & Skibbereen Locomotive No. 4s

    Roger Bird



    Roger Bird has now completed his 6mm scale model of Erin and, as promised, has provided a few notes about his approach.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, steam locomotives