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Edited by Paul Karau

MRJ Issue 232
  • Alloa - A Central Scottish Junction

    Steve Turnbull



    A central Scottish junction as described by Steve Turnbull, member of the Scottish Region Study Group (ScRSG)

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • A Diamond Jubilee

    Don Rowland



    Diamond Jubilees, suggests Don Rowland, are a bit like buses; you wait sixty years and then two come along together

    Tags: LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, steam locomotives

  • A Passionate Approach - Part 1

    John Dornom



    After completing three 7mm scale 'Kings', two from kits and one from scratch, John Dornom offers his findings and discusses some thought-provoking aspects of construction

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    High Level Kits releases a 4mm scale chassis for the Mainline/Bachmann J72 0-6-0T; London Road Models introduces a 4mm scale etched brass kit for the Cowans Sheldon 42ft turntable; Brassmasters releases a kit to convert the London Road Models (and formerly D&S) 6-wheeled LYR 20T brake van (Diag. 61A) kit to diagram 43

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Photographs of 4mm scale styrene buildings built by the Cardiff 4mm group's 1920s-based model of Ynysbwl station on the Taff Vale Railway

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio

  • Running a Sequence of Trains on Churston

    Trevor Pott



    Trevor Pott describes his philosophy for running a model railway as authentically as possible

    Tags: layouts, operation

  • Wartime Coach Liveries

    Rodney Cooper



    Photographs of model GWR coaches painted as remembered in their wartime liveries

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

  • Drighlington for Adwalton (Part 2)

    Steve Hall



    Many of us would lose heart if just when we were getting close to achieving our dream project we had to move house - and then build a new railway room to re-house it. Steve Hall did just that and brings us up to date

    Tags: layouts

  • Great Western 'Siphon C'

    Martin Goodall



    Siphon Cs were covered by two different diagrams - O8 and O9. The Diagram O8 was 28ft 6in over headstocks, 8ft 0in wide and had a wheelbase of 18ft 0in. The Diagram O9 was 6in wider and a foot longer, at 29ft 6in over headstocks, and had a 19ft 0in wheelbase. By adapting the elderly K's kit if a Siphon F, Martin Goodall has created a model that is a hybrid of the two diagrams, which, as he says, "causes me no concern at all"

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, RTR / kit conversions, vans

  • Large Hoarding Posters for 1949

    Paul Karau


    Paul Karau describes the fruits of trawling through no end of photographs in order to establish what advertisements were around in each year and through the period of interest

    Tags: prototype, scenery

  • 4298

    Peter Cross



    Peter Cross describes his conversion of the Hornby 42xx to EM

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, RTR / kit conversions, steam locomotives