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Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale

MRJ Issue 23
  • Lambourne - the GWR across the Berkshire Downs

    Ian Harrison



    Although it was quite a time in gestation, Lambourne is very much a fine essay in 4mm finescale. And while Ian Harrison was particularly choosey in narrowing down a suitable prototype, it was by no means a simple translation. Here's how tenacity made it happen.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • No. 1 Shop: Up-and-over gearbox for 2mm

    Pete Wright



    Pete Wright's answer to a drive train problem.

    in an N1

    Tags: drive systems, gearboxes, No. 1 Shop

  • Rubber-Sprung Wagon Buffers

    William Barter


    W.A.M. Barter suggests that the less reactive properties of rubber give model buffers more prototypical performance than the coil-sprung variety.

    Tags: components, wagons

  • Developments in 7mm Trackwork

    Bob Essery



    Bob Essery, in the second and final part of his investigation of trackwork, moves on to modelling it in 7mm.

    Tags: track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Bill Richmond's S4 model of the LNWR main line - Tring cutting.

    Tags: LNWR / London & North Western Railway, MRJ Portfolio

  • Nemesis - the S&D 2-8-0

    Iain Rice



    Iain Rice describes this tale as "The Thrilling Travails of Sir Iain d'Ambroise in combat with the The Mendip Monster, Recounted by Himself at the conclusion of his Triumph!" - but then he would, wouldn't he? The truth, it seems, is that he took years and years to build a loco that very nearly beat him.

    Tags: kits, S&DJR / Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, steam locomotives

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Ron Cadman - reduction of range. RJH - Cavalier Coaches. George Norton - 'Cauliflower' kit. Compass Models - Stanier 0-4-4 tank kit. Howes of Oxford - windscreen wiper mouldings. Model Bus Co. - LTGL 'TF' single decker. Track construction book. Modellers' lathes. Modern prototype transfers. 7mm figures. Isinglass - LNER drawings. Andy Mullins - rolling stock and components. Eastwell Iron Works - corrugated iron. Caley Coaches - class 498 0-6-0 4mm kit. 7mm scale track.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum