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Edited by Paul Karau

MRJ Issue 240
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Brassmasters 4mm EM/P4 EasiChas chassis conversion and detailing kit for the Bachmann MR/LMS 4F 0-6-0. Detailing (non-conversion) kits are available separately for the Fowler and Deely tenders. Also newly available for the 4F: replacement splashers and etched nickel silver coupling rods with working 'knuckle' joints.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Bob Barlow obituaries

    Iain Rice, Barry Norman, Gerry Beale, Paul Karau


    Bob Barlow, 1950-2015. Memories from the original MRJ team.

    Tags: obituaries

  • Tralee & Dingle Railway No. 4T in 4mm scale

    Roger Bird



    Roger describes his scratchbuilt 4mm scale Irish narrow gauge locomotives including Cavan & Leitrim 4-4-0 No. 1 'Isabel' and Tralee & Dingle 2-6-0 No. 4T.

    Tags: Cavan & Leitrim Railway, Irish railways, locomotives, narrow gauge, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives, Tralee & Dingle Railway

  • A Bit More Like The Real Thing

    Martin McDermott



    Inspired by the imaginative approach of Chris Pendleton writing in MRJ about his fully sprung Deltic, Martin McDermott, fearing that it would be too difficult for him, headed in his own direction, and designed his own fully sprung bogie with individual traction motors. Here he tells us what happened, and about the lessons he learned, in his quest to make his award-winning Scale 7 class 37, which we featured in MRJ 226, run with power and grace.

    Concluded in issue 241.

    Tags: chassis, diesel locomotives, springing

  • Return to Farringdon

    Stephen Williams



    Stephen Williams revisits an iconic Great Western branch line model, to report on how it has developed and how it has stood the passage of time.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • GWR inside-framed Siphon G in 4mm scale

    Gerry Beale



    Gerry Beale upgrades another long-established RTR model to current standards.

    Digram O33 siphon, using the 1970s Lima injection-moulded body, Martin Needham chassis kits, MJT 7ft wheelbase compensated bogies, and detailing components from ABS Models and MRD.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, rolling stock, RTR / kit conversions

  • Talyllyn Locomotives 1 and 2 in 1865/6 (1⁄4 inch to 1 foot scale)

    Peter Kazer



    Peter describes the research and building of 'Dolgoch' and 'Talyllyn'.

    Tags: locomotives, narrow gauge, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives, Talyllyn Railway

  • The Old Modeller's Tale

    Don Rowland


  • [Photo] David Homan's Arigna Town



    Photo showing David Homan's Arigna Town 7mm scale 36.75mm gauge (Irish 5' 3") layout depicting a proposed but never built branch of the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway in Ireland.

    Tags: Irish railways, layouts, narrow gauge