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Edited by Jerry Clifford

MRJ Issue 266
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Modelu announce 22 new pre-grouping figures and 30 new figures for industrial layouts; 2mm Association announce wooden sleepered bullhead track bases with 9ft sleepers and an etch for converting the Bachmann-Farish Castle to 2FS

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Navigation Road

    Sarum Finescale Group



    The Sarum Finescale Group's EM gauge layout 'Navigation Road' first appeared in public in May 2015. Since then it has been to a number of exhibitions where it has been well received.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Lest We Forget 1914-1918

    John Tuckett



    A diorama on the concourse of Bradford Station in gauge 1 by John Tuckett portrays soldiers returning from the front by ambulance train

    Tags: dioramas, world war I

  • Little London

    Steve Croucher


    2mm/2mm FS

    Plans for a first attempt at 2mm timescale

    Tags: C&HPR / CHPR / Cromford & High Peak Railway, layouts

  • Single Line Working

    Don Rowland


    Don Rowland muses on single line working

    Tags: layouts, operation

  • A Midland Lighter

    Richard Ellis



    Richard Ellis builds a barge (or lighter) operated by the Midland Railway

    Tags: boats / ships, MR / Midland Railway

  • Treneglos

    Chris Tooth, John Wardle, Damon Ross


    In our opinion Treneglos, built by Chris Tooth, John Wardle and Damon Ross, captured perfectly the unmistakable atmosphere of the Southern's Withered Arm in its final years

    Photographs and brief notes

    Tags: layouts, SR / Southern Railway

  • Heybridge Wharf - A Light Railway in 3mm

    Mike Corp


    3mm/3mm FS

    The layout was built for the fifty-something challenge to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 3mm Society

    Tags: layouts

  • Painted Backscenes

    John Birkett-Smith


    John Burkett-Smith's visually stunning layouts have been widely admired for the way he sets the railway in the landscape. A not insignificant factor in hits are the beautiful back scenes. Here John outlines the techniques and materials used in their creation

    Tags: backscenes, paints / painting, techniques

  • Achievable Excellence Wagons in 2mm Scale, Part 1 - Etched

    Jerry Clifford


    2mm/2mm FS

    Two millimetre scale models are small, there is no getting away from the fact. Their small size is undoubtedly a large part of their charm but is also seen as a barrier by some. However, a combination of years of collective experience in the 2mm Scale Association and innovative design has resulted in a large and growing range of complete kits and under frames which are not only highly accurate but eminently buildable, as explained by Jerry Clifford

    Tags: etched brass, wagons

  • Letters from W.S. Norris

    W. S. Norris


    More extracts of letters from W. S. Norris to Gerry Mann which provide a rare and privileged insight to the abandonment of Norris's 3-rail O gauge GWR layout in favour of the new 2-rail timescale set in the pre-grouping era

    Tags: biography