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Edited by Roy Jackson

MRJ Issue 236
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Wizard Models absorbs Comet Models; BranchLines releases 14mm P4 wheels for conversion of the Bachmann 10000/10001 diesel locomotives; Lanarkshire Models releases a 4mmm scale BS15 NER buffer stop kit, LMS late standard coach buffers, LMS CCT buffers, a track cleaner kit designed to fit more modern wagons (such as the MTA, POA or similar wheelbase Bachman wagons), and six new coupling rod sets - Britannia, Standard 5, LMS C1 5, LMS/BR 4MT and a universal set to make up any outside cylinder six-coupled wheelbase under 9ft 0in.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Giant Realism

    Doug Hewson



    5 inch gauge wagons built by Doug Hewson, a former 4mm & 7mm modeller and one-time partner in 3H Mouldings. These beautifully engineered masterpieces are made as close to the prototype as possible in every respect and even have working vacuum brakes. They are even weathered, because how they look is as important to Doug as how they work.

    Tags: kits, vans, wagons

  • Drighlington for Adwalton (Part 3)

    Steve Hall



    Steve Hall continues the story

    Tags: layouts

  • An Ergonomic Hand Vice

    Geoff Jones


    The winning entry in the MRJ Christmas Competition 2013

    Tags: tools

  • Laser-cut parts

    David Lane



    Snaps of components for two waiting rooms produced by David Lane for the Risborough & District MRC's 4mm scale Aylesbury Town model.

    Tags: buildings, laser cutting

  • A 'Virtual' model railway club



    Despite being spread far and wide across the East and West Midlands, the seven members of the Staffordshire Finescale Group did not let the absence of a clubroom prevent them from building a 22ft layout, Black Country Blues, against a deadline - with help through social media.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Black Lion Progress

    Geoff Kent



    Photographs showing progress with Geoff Kent's Black Lion Crossing layout

    Tags: layouts

  • LNER Class UI Garratt locomotive in 7mm scale

    Nick Dunhill



    Nick Dunhill builds a LNER Garratt in 7mm

    Tags: kits, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, steam locomotives

  • Ill-considered Trifles

    Geoff Kent


    Geoff Kent carries a camera with him in order to record anything and everything that strikes him as an interesting reminder of times not-too-distantly past in the way of buildings, signs, fixtures and fittings. Here is a sample.

    Tags: buildings, lineside details, prototype

  • Lifecolor Lichens & Moss

    Gordon Gravett


    Product review of Lifecolor's Lichens & Moss

    Tags: scenery

  • Miniature Modelling

    Nick Ridgway



    Photographs of the late Tony Miles's 1.5mm/ft models

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway, road vehicles, scales / gauges, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives