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Edited by Gerry Beale

MRJ Issue 229
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Parkside Dundas releases a 4mm kit of the GWR Mica meat van; Shawplan releases a roof fan and grille for the 7mm JLTRT class 50 and a class 50 windscreen as part of their Extreme Etchings range, and, in 2mm scale, a class 47 roof fan and grille; Brassmasters releases etches for 4mm scale access ladders and safety cages (primarily designed for use with Scalescenes models but applicable to other models) and additional coal rails for the LMS Fowler 3,500 gallon tender in 4mm; Andres C Stadded releases two sets of 4mm scale Edwardian figures

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Rolvenden

    Robin Gay



    Robin Gay introduces his model of Rolvenden, K&ESR - one of England's best-known light railway stations.

    Tags: K&ESR / KESR / Kent & East Sussex Railway, layouts

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Chris Pendlenton's 4mm model of L1 tank No. 67750

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio

  • GWR Long-leg Buffer Stop

    Gerry Beale



    Gerry Beale reviews the recent release from Lanarkshire Model Supplies, the first of a small range of buffer stop kits for the GWR.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, product reviews, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Making Models of Models

    Gerry Beale


    Gerry Beale contemplates using contemporary models as a reference source.

    Tags: general modelling, prototype

  • Best in Show



    Photographs of the scratchbuilt lumber mill, built by Jacq Damen of the Netherlands, which won the Best in Show award at Railex 2013.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • A Sentinel for Bristol Barrow Road

    Robin Whittle



    Roger Slade of CSP Models recently produced a 4mm scale etched brass kit of the ex-SDJR Sentinel 0-4-0 shunter and he asked Robin Whittle to test build a P4 version.

    Tags: etched brass, kits, product reviews

  • Pinning Wheels to Axles

    Mark Humphrys



    Mark Humphrys describes a method for locking 4mm scale wheels (Ultrascale and Gibson) to axles in order to eliminate a perennial problem for locomotive builders.

    Tags: locomotives, techniques

  • Clevedon

    Andrew Ulyott



    Andrew Ullyott gives a progress report on his EM gauge model of WC&P station and depot at Clevedon.

    Tags: layouts, WC&PR / Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway

  • Real Atmosphere


    BR 3MT 2-6-2T No. 82019 seen on a bridge over Battersea High Street in June 1967.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, Real Atmosphere, steam locomotives

  • K38 Passenger brake van in 4mm - a GWR modelling cliche?

    Gerry Beale



    Gerry Beale describes how, as an introduction to carriage modelling, he built a GWR passenger brake van using Comet etched brass sides, an Airfix donor coach and a scratchbuilt underframe.

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding

  • Ivan Smith


    Obituary for Ivan Smith, proprietor of Southwark Bridge Models.

    Tags: obituaries

  • Bristol Passenger Station



    Photographs of Paul Bambrick's 7mm scale diorama of Bristol built to display pre-1890 GWR models.

    Tags: buildings, dioramas, GWR / Great Western Railway