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Edited by Barry Norman

MRJ Issue 224
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Brassmasters releases an Easichas kit (EM/P4) for the Bachmann SECR/SR Wainwright Class C 0-6-0 together with a separate detailing etch; Penbits Model Railways releases sprung diesel bogie kits in 4mm (EM/P4) for the Bachmann EE Type 3 (Class 37) and Production Deltic (Class 55) locomotives;

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Llanberis

    John Stockton Wood



    John Stockton Wood's fascination with Llanberis led him to research and commission the building of this 7mm model from the most skilled of our professional model makers.

    Tags: layouts

  • Early LMS Brake Vans for EM

    Mick Moore



    With a choice of two LMS brake van kits available from Parkside Dundas, Mick Moore has taken a look at both, and meticulously refined and assembled eight of them to complete his collection of goods trains.

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

  • Made in Korea

    Lee Marsh



    After seeing Martyn Welch's photographs of the new 7mm scale Lee Marsh Model Co LMS 'Jubilee', we wondered how such a stunningly beautiful model could be manufactured so perfectly in Asia.

    To find answers to our questions we spoke to Lee Marsh, who is not only a fine professional model maker, but also the critical eye and founder of Lee Marsh Model Co.

    Tags: product reviews

  • Track - How it Works and How to Model it

    Martin Goodall


    2mm/2mm FS

    Martin Goodall reviews the 2mm Scale Association's handbook edited by Geoff Jones.

    Tags: books / publications, product reviews, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • A Wolverhampton Wanderer Part Two

    Karl Crowther



    In MRJ 221, Karl Crowther showed us how he built the chassis of his 4mm scale model of a 517 Class. Here he tackles the body of the Mitchell kit.

    Tags: etched brass, GWR / Great Western Railway, steam locomotives

  • Hebble Vale Goods

    Karl Crowther



    Leaving the 1960s behind, Karl Crowther has taken a nostalgic trip to the next decade for his new layout, Hebble Vale Goods.

    Here he introduces us to it, and shows us the progress he has made so far before it appears at Expo EM North. We are pleased to report that we will be featuring more of this project in a future issue of MRJ as it approaches completion.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • A 7mm Scale Underframe

    Geoff Haynes



    Geoff Haynes builds a new kit by Hobby Holidays, and discovers the joy of making something that works just like the prototype.

    Tags: wagons

  • A W1 for Retford Part 2

    Graeme King



    Part I showed preparation of the master parts and the simpler castings for the conversion. In this part Graeme King covers the more complex mould and casting for the long firebox and cab, plus the actual Hornby A4 to EM gauge W1 conversion procedure.

    Tags: casting, RTR / kit conversions, steam locomotives, techniques