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Edited by Jerry Clifford

MRJ Issue 244
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Brassmasters re-introduces Martin Finney 4mm kits for GWR 28XX, Hall, Duke and Bulldog (straight and curved frame versions) locos as well as the standard Churchward 3500 gallon tender kit; Brassmasters also expands their range of coupling and connecting rods with two new types covering the Saint and early Halls, Halls from 5901 onwards, modified Halls, 43/53/63/73/93XX 2-6-0s, 28/38XX, Granges, Manors and 41/51/61XX 2-6-2Ts; Brassmasters is also now offering an etched detailing kit for the Bachmann modified Hall; Lanarkshire Models & Supplies introduces a kit for the LNER standard type buffer stop, a new kit for an LMS guards van containing an etch for the ballast box together with the correct buffers, coupling hooks and vac pipes, a new range of loco lamps starting with the early small LNER lamp and the Midland/early LMS lamp, and packs of 4 assorted domestic chimney pots, all in 4mm.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Wiliam Smith's Wharf

    Jerry Clifford



    Jerry Clifford describes the latest and smallest addition to his series of layouts based on the fictitious North Somerset Light Railway

    Tags: layouts, light railways

  • A Sentinel in S Scale

    John Holden



    John Holden describes how he built his LNER sentinel steam railmotor using a 3mm etch from Worsley Works that was 'blown-up' to S scale

    Tags: LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, railcars, scratchbuilding

  • Gupworthy Viaduct

    David Nicolson



    David Nicholson outlines the construction of his magnificent viaduct for his Scale 7 Gupworthy Junction layout

    Tags: bridges, GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts, scratchbuilding

  • Buried Masterpiece

    John Greenwood


    2mm/2mm FS

    Photographs of John Greenwood's scratchbuilt 2mm finescale King Arthur loco and the modest workbench he used when making this loco

    Tags: scratchbuilding, SR / Southern Railway, steam locomotives

  • Shell BP Tank Wagon

    Gordon Gravett



    Gordon Gravett describes how he scratchbuildt an early tank wagon for his 7mm scale Arun Quay layout

    Tags: private owner, scratchbuilding, wagons

  • Silver Soldering for Modellers

    Laurie Griffin


    Laurie Griffin describes the materials, tools and techniques required for successful silver soldering

    Tags: soldering, techniques

  • 4mm Scale Mark I

    Rodney Cooper



    Photographs and brief construction details of Rodney Cooper's impressive Mark I coach in 4mm scale

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, coaches

  • Whatlington (Sx.)

    Peter Bossom



    Peter Bossom weaves a plausible story around the next station down the line from Hoath Hill Halt (MRJ 179), as he explains the ideas and inspiration that lay behind the design of his 3mm scale East Sussex layout

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • St. Erth in 2mm

    Steve Martin


    2mm/2mm FS

    Photographs of Steve Martin's 2mm scale model of St. Earth station in Cornwall

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Modelling Brunel's GWR Baulk Road in 2mm Scale

    Ian Smith


    2mm/2mm FS

    Ian Smith describes his approach to building Brunel's baulk road in 2mm finescale

    Tags: broad gauge, GWR / Great Western Railway, techniques, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Risky Shot

    Paul Marshall-Potter



    Highly atmospheric photograph of a detailed 4mm scale Bachmann Pannier tank taken by Paul Marshall-Potter using dry ice to create the appearance of steam swirling around the track and loco

    Tags: photography, techniques

  • 4mm Scale Bridport Branch Bay Bracket Signal

    Gerry Beale



    Photograph and brief construction details of Gerry Beale's Bridport branch bay bracket signal in 4mm scale

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding, signals / signalling