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Edited by Martin Nield

MRJ Issue 234
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Masterclass Models introduces 4mm scale kits for various versions of the LNER outer suburban stock; Parkside Dundas releases 7mm scale torpedo roof vents; RT Models releases a new 4mm scale kit for the pre-war 100HP Heavy BE Sentinel; London Road Models introduces 4mm kits for the MR Workmen's 4-wheen 13ft carriage and the 4-wheel 26ft Brake Third carriage.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Lower Soudley

    Gavin Clark



    Gavin Clark explains the background to this unusual P4 layout which features the Lower Soudley ironworks

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, industrial, layouts

  • Taking the plunge

    Jim Rowbottom



    Faced with the need for some unusual wagons for a club layout, Jim Rowbottom turned to scratchbuilding and found it far more achievable than he imagined.

    Tags: M&CR / MCR / Maryport & Carlisle Railway, scratchbuilding, wagons

  • Castle Rackrent - a celebration and a challenge

    Richard Chown



    Details of the 40th anniversary appearance of this 5m long layout prior to being reconfigured and enlarged.

    Tags: layouts

  • An heretical compromise

    Jeff George



    Prompted by his grandchildren, Jeff George adopted an unconventional approach to achieve more reliable running on his P4 layout.

    Tags: rolling stock, techniques, wheels

  • Dewsbury Goods Station

    Bob Essery



    Bob Essery describes the background to this unusual Scaleseven layout, which is on permanent display at the HMRS Study Centre at Butterly, and explains how it operates.

    Tags: goods yards, layouts, MR / Midland Railway, operation

  • Modelling complex track formations (part 1)

    Howard Bolton


    Howard Bolton outlines his innovative approach to making track.

    Tags: techniques, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way, turnouts / points / pointwork / crossings

  • Down The Lane - Part 2 Constructing the landscape

    Stephen Williams



    In the first of these two articles,Stephen Williams described an imagined walk down the lanes and byways of the new part of the village in Pendon Museum's 'Vale of White Horse Scene'. In this second part he explains some of the constructional work that went into the creation of the model landscape.

    Tags: buildings, scenery

  • Great Western 'Siphon F'

    Martin Goodall



    In 1906, the GWR adopted a new style of construction for Milk Vans, replacing the open-slatted sides with a fully enclosed body, having louvred ventilators in the upper part of each side. The change also marked the abandonment of the 6-wheel formation. The first vehicles, ordered on Lot 1124 in March 1906, were 40 feet long and were bogie-mounted, They were designated 'Siphon F' (Diagram O7). Here Martin Goodall takes and oldf avorite from K's. and outlines how it can be improved.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, techniques, vans