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Edited by Paul Karau

MRJ Issue 241
  • The LMS Van

    Mick Moore



    Continuing from MRJs 238 and 239 Mick Moore completes his review of the six Cambrian kits for the LMS van. Here he has made few changes but shows us that with thought more variations can easily be made.

    D1676 (Cambrian Kit C92), D1663 (Cambrian Kit C102), D1832A (Cambrian Kit C101).

    Tags: kits, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, vans

  • Graham Farish Jinty Conversion Kit in 2mm FS


    2mm/2mm FS

    2mm Scale Association conversion kit.

    Tags: kits, RTR / kit conversions

  • Coldfair Green

    Nigel Cliffe



    Coldfair Green has developed from a small layout in which members of the Norfolk and Suffolk Group of the Scalefour Society could try new techniques and develop their model-making skills, to a magnificently extended line that meanders through a rural Suffolk landscape. Nigel Cliffe sets the scene and then explains how the group set about building the layout, which can be seen at the forthcoming Scaleforum and Farnham shows.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, GER / Great Eastern Railway, layouts, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway

  • Tradesman's Bicycle for Churston

    Trevor Pott



    Trevor Pott describes how he built and detailed the Southward Bridge (now Roxey Mouldings) etched tradesman's bicycle kit.

    Tags: kits, lineside details

  • A Bit More Like The Real Thing - Part Two

    Martin McDermott



    Martin McDermott concludes the story of his impressive 7mm scale fully spring Class 37 with details of the electrics.

    Continued from issue 240.

    Tags: chassis, diesel locomotives, electrics / electronics

  • Down The Lane - Part 3 Constructing the landscape

    Stephen Williams


    Hedgerows and grass; trees; gardens; graves; people.

    Tags: lineside details, scenery

  • Scaleforum 2015



    Advertisement for the Scalefour Society's annual exhibition, with details, brief descriptions and photos of layouts.

    Tags: exhibitions / events

  • Lowleigh in 00: A Western Region backwater set in the late 1950s

    Peter Harrison



    Continued in issue 242.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • An Agricultural Feedstuffs Warehouse in 4mm - A weekend project

    Paul Karau



    Model based on the corrugated-iron store erected at Henley-on-Thames in 1936 for Bibbys animal feed manufacturers.

    Tags: buildings, GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding

  • 3mm Scale Model Railway Exhibition



    Advertisement for the 50th anniversary exhibition of the 3mm Society, with description and photos of 3 of the layouts: Bilton Goods by Tony Briddon, Oxenhope by Victor Hall, and Ballyconnell Road.

    Tags: exhibitions / events

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Rumney Models new chassis kits for plate wagons - BR clasp-brake new builds (digram 1/434), BR clasp-braked retrofits (unfitted diagrams 1/430 & 1/431 converted to vacuum braking) and remaining unfitted types, as well as parts to model the double bolsters and plates converted from them. Also two etched bodies covering all the main variations. Additionally, a chassis kit for the BR diagram 1/119 vacuum-braked 21T minerals, a bogie bolster E underframe, and a small etch for forming the spring brackets and covers on shock-absorbing wagons. Cambridge Custom Transfers: limited supply of Japanese Mitsumi M14N-3 flat can (1620) motors; new transfer sheets - English Electric prototype gas turbine locomotive GT3 lining, crests, number plates and makers plates; BR & ex-GWR shunting trucks, including numbering and allocation lettering; BR numbering for LMS non-corridor coaches. New AMMO range of colour washes, paints, weathering pigments, special effects, streaking fluids, filter and more. Latest Parkside kit for an LMS cattle truck.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum