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Edited by Paul Karau

MRJ Issue 228
  • A Trio of Gresley O2s in P4 - Part 2

    Tom Mallard



    Following on from his description of chassis design and wheelset considerations in MRJ 223, Tom Mallard writes a little on the rest of the models. Small variations or or refinements were introduced as this group of models came into being (overall taking some 3 years or so).

    Tags: scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Two photographs taken by Barry Norman of Chris Lamacroft's Hemyock branch which will be featured in a future MRJ.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Brassmasters releases a 4mm EM/P4 Easichas kit for the Hornby GWR 42XX and 72XX tank engines; RT Models releases a 4mm kit for the postwar Sentinel 100hp 0-4-0 VBT steam loco, a 4mm 009 whitemetal kit for a Dinorwic slate wagon, and a 2mm Hudson V tipper wagon kit for finescale and N gauge; Dart Castings releases a New Police Constable 4mm scale figure in the Monty's Models range and a 4mm scale Shetland Pony in the Dart Castings range.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Brassmasters - the growth of a cottage industry part 2

    John Jennison


    Way back in MRJ 208, John Jennison recalled the early years of Brassmasters. Here he continues and brings the story up to date.

    Tags: biography, manufacturers

  • Brown Vehicles on the Burford Branch

    Martin Goodall



    Although the Burford Branch is currently operated by a fleet of BR rolling stock, Martin Goodall describes some GWR non-passenger coaching stock vehicles he has built for earlier time periods in the branch's history.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, vans

  • Custom-made backscene

    Roger Lycett-Smith


    Roger Lycett-Smith describes the method he used to create the backscene for his Cambrian layout.

    Tags: backscenes

  • Artwork Rules OK!

    Mike Clark


    With detailed notes and diagrams, Mike Clark provides an invaluable guide for anyone intent on producing artwork for etching.

    Tags: photo etching, techniques

  • Scratchbuilding Carriages in Styrene Sheet Part 3

    Geoff Kent


    Geoff Kent continues his series of articles on scratchbuilding carriages from styrene.

    Tags: coaches, scratchbuilding, techniques

  • Wallingford detail

    John Hayes


    Another glimpse on John Hayes' lovely model of Wallingford which is progressing gently.

    A humble platform seat modified from the Southwark Bridge kit.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, layouts

  • A Tricky Operation

    Trevor Pott



    Trevor Pott briefly describes how he modified the livery on a 4mm GWR Dia C67 coach originally built by Rodney Cooper and previously owned by Mike Casey.

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway, livery / liveries, techniques, transfers

  • Great Western Gas Lamps in 4mm

    Tom Mallard


    Tom Mallard outlines the methods he used to build 4mm scale GWR station lamps.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, lineside details, scenery, scratchbuilding

  • Block Instruments for Drighlington and Adwalton

    Steve Hall


    Steve Hall explains how he adopted a different approach in designing and building block instruments for his new layout.

    Tags: electrics / electronics, operation, signals / signalling