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Edited by Paul Karau

MRJ Issue 242
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Modelu high-resolution 3D printed detailing components and 3D scanned scale figures. Penbits Model Railways new spring diesel bogie kits for the Heljan Class 47 and BRCW Lion Type 4 prototype. Brassmasters re-introduction of Martin Finney-designed 4mm scale kits for the Aberdare 2-6-0, 2301 Dean Goods 0-6-0, 1854 and 2721 0-6-0PT, 47XX 2-8-0, 21XX/51XX/61XX 2-6-2T, Dean 2.500 gallon tender, Dean 3,000 gallon tender and Collett 4,000 gallon tender.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Manchester MRS's 90th


    Advertisement for the Manchester MRS's 90th anniversary exhibition, featuring 2 photos of Martin Stringer's 7mm scale layout 'Tollesbury Quay' inspired by the Kelvedon and Tollesbury Light Railway.

    Tags: exhibitions / events

  • Tales from the Chitting Shed

    Iain Rice


    Frequently attracted by the unusual, Bob Barlow was so taken with Lincolnshire's potato railways that he intended to capture the scene in 7mm. Iain Rice related the story.

    Tags: agriculture / farming, layout design, tramways

  • Lowleigh - A Western Region backwater: Part 2

    Peter Harrison



    Continued from issue 241.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • LMS Cattle Truck - Diagram D1661 in 4mm scale

    Gerry Beale



    Gerry Beale builds a recently released kit for a very useful wagon.

    Parkside Dundas kit.

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

  • Improved Lining

    Rodney Cooper


    Rodney Cooper explains his latest update,

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway, lining / lettering

  • An Update on Llanfair

    Roger Lycett-Smith



    Roger Lycett-Smith has kindly sent in a few recent pictures of his EM gauge Cambrian Railways Llanfair terminus which, despite being squeezed into a tiny space, even incorporates two private sidings serving a quarry and a mill. Since it was last featured he has replaced the station building with a more authentic design.

    Tags: Cambrian Railway, GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • MRJ Portfolio

    Barry Norman



    Two photos of Richard Harper's P4 model of Sidmouth, featured fully in issue 243.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts, MRJ Portfolio, SR / Southern Railway

  • Ex-LNER BR 61632 Belvoir Castle in 1957 condition

    Tom Mallard



    This P4 gem uses a concoction from various sources to represent the prototype. Tom Mallard made substantial use of Dave Bradwell's B1 chassis kit, whilst the key bodywork parts were from a combination of specially commissioned etches and sheet metal cut and built up by hand. Here he outlines the construction.

    LNER B2 class 4-6-0.

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

  • MRJ Protfolio



    Two photos of a 7mm scale model of the Bourne End Up Branch home signals built by Peter Squibb, to be featured in more detail in an upcoming issue.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, MRJ Portfolio, signals / signalling

  • Croft

    Mike Palmer



    MRJ doesn't normally stray above 7mm scale modelling, but this is one of the occasions when we do so in order to show you Mike Palmer's Gauge One indoor branch-line scene.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • Optical Wheel Quartering using a Laser

    Douglas Smith


    Tags: techniques, tools, wheels

  • Real Atmosphere


    Three photos showing the changing liveries of Smith's Potato Estates lorries between 1937 and 1952/3.

    Tags: Real Atmosphere, road vehicles

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Two photos of Gerry Beale's Martin Finney-built model of GWR No. 2912 'Saint Ambrose', reguaged to EM and repainted (from its original guise as 2920 'Saint David').

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, locomotives, MRJ Portfolio, steam locomotives

  • Two 4mm Bedfords

    Paul Karau



    Paul Karau builds two Bedford lorries using Road Transport Images components.

    Tags: road vehicles

  • [Photos] Esso tanker at Nocton Mill


    Three photos showing Esso tanker, an Austin K4, at Nocton Mill, discharging supplies of paraffin into rail-mounted storage tanks carried on adapted ex-WD wagons, and used to transport fuel direct to farm tractors working in the fields.

    Tags: Real Atmosphere, road vehicles