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Edited by Karl Crowther

MRJ Issue 246
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Dave Bradwell introduces an etched brass kit in 4mm for the LNER single bolster and a redesigned chassis kit in 4mm (EM and P4 only) for the Hornby and Bachmann LNER B1; Penbits Model Railways introduces sprung bogie kits in 4mm (EM and P4 only) for the Bachmann LMS 10000/10001 and Heljan Falcon models; Cambridge Custom Transfers has produced full transfers for BR-WR 'Toad' brake vans in 2mm/3mm/3.5mm/4mm/S/7mm/G1 scales

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Metropolitan Junction

    Andy Avis



    D. A. Williams was a regular contributor to the model railway press in the 1950s and 1960s. Andy Avis has been reviewing his many articles and has been granted access to his letters and nots to provide this short biography of a man that inspired a generation of modellers and made a significant contribution to what we now know as finescale modelling

    Tags: biography, layouts

  • MRJ Portfolio

    Kier Hardy



    Photographs of Kier Hardy's Hornsey Broadway 4mm/EM layout

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts, MRJ Portfolio

  • Tollesbury Quay

    Martin Stringer



    Martin Stringer writes about his 7mm scale layout that has captured a tantalising hint of distinctive East Anglian coastal marsh landscape spreading out towards the horizon beneath a seemingly endless sky

    Includes details for an interesting tent-inspired method of using a fabric cloth for the sky

    Tags: backscenes, BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Morfa Bank Progress

    Hywel Thomas



    Photograph and brief details of progress on rebuilding Morfa Bank Sidings previoulsy featured in MRJs 186 and 194

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, diesel locomotives, goods / freight, layouts

  • A Michigan Shunter for Morfa Bank Sidings

    Hywel Thomas



    Hywel Thomas describes the construction of a most unusual and distinctive motive power that will be put to good use on his resurrected Morfa Bank Sidings layout previously featured in MRJs 186 and 194

    Tags: scratchbuilding, tractors

  • Derby via Rumney

    Adam Chapman



    Adam Chapman reviews his build of a Rumney Models wagon chassis kit marrried with a Parkside body

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, chassis, product reviews, wagons