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Edited by Barry Norman

MRJ Issue 260
  • Abbey Street

    Jas Millham



    We welcome back Jas Milham to the pages of MRJ with his latest S-scale layout. Over the years we have followed the changes he has made to his rural Yaxbury Branch, but now he has used his imagination and characterful modelling style to create an East Anglian layout with an urban theme

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Touchcab

    Peter Kirmond


    Peter Kirmoind takes a quick look at an app that allows you to control the DCC on your layout from your smart phone

    Tags: DCC / Digital Command & Control, electrics / electronics

  • Midland Goods Office

    Richard Ellis



    Characterised by careful observation and fine modelling, is this small goods office, the work of Richard Ellis. Admitting to having a bit of a 'thing' about brickwork, he draws our attention to the different bonds that are commonly used in building construction, and then explains with clarity how he models them. We were excited by the realism of his work, and feel sure you will be too

    Tags: buildings, goods yards, MR / Midland Railway

  • The New Toad E

    Karl Crowther



    The new Parkside kit for the LNER Toad E is also their last. Eager to find out what it was like, we asked Karl Crowther to assemble on in P4, and this is what he found

    Tags: brake vans, kits, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway

  • An English Elm

    Barry Norman


    Barry Norman uses a Wire Tree Armature kit to create an English elm

    Tags: kits, scenery, scratchbuilding, trees

  • How to Make a Smokebox

    Laurie Griffin


    Whether assembling a kit, or scratch building an engine, the question of how best to make a smokebox soon arises. Using his extensive experience of building engines professionally and for himself, Laurie Griffin shows us his preferred method. Although choosing to demonstrate with a 7mm engine, his approach will apply successfully to any scale

    Tags: scratchbuilding, steam locomotives, techniques

  • Improving a pannier

    Mike Baker



    After looking closely at the excellent Pannier Tank produced by LIonheart Trains, Mike Baker considers a few simple improvements that can be made to the model

    Tags: detailing, GWR / Great Western Railway, RTR / kit conversions, steam locomotives

  • Point Rodding in 2mm

    Laurie Adams



    If you believe that making point rodding in 2mm scale would be, well, just a step too far, have a look at the work of Laurie Adams. Here he shows the remarkable difference it can make to a layout, and, whilst small, is not difficult to make when using the etchings that he has designed

    Tags: track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Brassmasters' 4mm Easichas finescale chassis and detailing kit for the Bachmann LNWR/LMS G2 0-8-0; Minerva Model Railways' 7mm scale buckets with working handles; Models adds a number of useful architectural items including downpipde brackets to suite 3in or 4in diameter pipes in both 4mm and 7mm with a downpipe hopper available for 4in diameter pipe

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum