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Edited by Barry Norman

MRJ Issue 245
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Parkside Dundas releases a range of posters in 4mm and 7mm for Hollar Models vans/containers printed on self-adhesive labels in both new and weathered variations; Cambridge Custom Transfers releases sheets of transfers for all Siphon vans in BR revenue service (2mm/3mm/3.5mm/4mm scales only) and for steam loco buffer beam lettering for the class designation and shed allocation for BR-ScR and BR-ER (GC) locos (2mm/3mm/3.5mm/4mm/7mm/G1 scales.)

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Llangunllo in EM

    Geoff Forster



    Geoff Forster has always considered a through station served by two fiddle yards or whatever to be a waste of good modelling space, but not anymore. He now enjoys watching the train appear to arrive from one place and travel on elsewhere - so he asks "Who indeed needs a large layout? Despite Llangunllo's small size and nature, it is very interesting to operate. The lever frame certainly adds something extra to the operation, and takes me back to those happy days when I would be invited to pull a lever in the local signal box. What a struggle that could be, and woe betide me if I didn't wipe my shoes before entering the box."

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Flint, Brick, Slate and Clay

    Gordon Gravett



    After introducing Arun Quay in MRJ 239, Gordon Gravett describes how he creates the structures, applies the texture, and paints the first buildings for his inspiring new 7mm scale project

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding, techniques

  • The Downing Maltings

    Peter Johnson



    Standing under the crumbling overbridge in the quiet of Merchant's Road, Peter Johnson tried to picture the noise and bustle of earlier times at Gloucester docks. He was drawn to the derelict maltings around him, and decided to include them in his developing 4mm Canada Street project.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding, techniques

  • A Beginner's Guide to Building a Chassis

    Barry Norman


    4mm, 7mm

    Using a process that is equally suited to 4mm and 7mm scales, Barry Norman explains the steps he takes to make a successfully running compensated chassis

    He has written the article to help his club members who have no experience of chassis construction, but are taking their first steps into finescale modelling project, with a daring attempt at building a Scale 7 layout

    Tags: chassis, compensation / suspension, locomotives, techniques

  • LSWR on Dartmoor

    Chris Hatton, Graham Hatton



    Photograph and brief description of a small portion of Graham Hatton's 7mm scale model of a fictitious junction on the London & South Western Railway's main line to Plymouth, which he named 'Yes Tor Junction'

    Tags: layouts, LSWR / London & South Western Railway

  • The Small Prairie



    MRJ takes a look at the popular and highly regarded Lionheart Trains 7mm scale model of the Great Western 45XX class

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, product reviews, RTR / ready-to-run, steam locomotives

  • Douglas Smith


    John Douglas Smith obituary

    Tags: obituaries