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Edited by Barry Norman

MRJ Issue 267
  • See Amid the Winter's Snow


    4mm, 7mm

    Photograph and brief notes on an English Elm in winter m modelled using fine wire armatures from Model Scenery supplies

    Tags: product reviews, scenery, trees

  • A Tram for Ipswich Docks

    Barry Norman



    Barry Norman con tines the story of his Scale 7 Tram Engine introduced in MRJ 257, and discovers that timescale modelling relies very much on understanding and interpreting what we see

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, scratchbuilding, tram engines

  • High Wycombe Down Building

    Tim Peacock



    We have followed Tim Peacock's well researched and beautifully crafted model of High Wycombe as it has developed. He has now built the Down Platform building and is currently working on the long canopy that will extend from it

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding

  • A Speedy 2FS Conversion or Converting a Class 37 in Ten Minutes

    Mick Simpson


    2mm/2mm FS

    With easy-to-use components the 2mm Scale Association has made the conversion from N Gauge simple. We have shown in past MRJs the Easitrac system for track and turnouts and now Mick Simpson, using association wheel sets, shows us how to convert a Farish Class 37 in just 10 minutes. These days there seems to be little excuse for not having a go at 2mm timescale

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, diesel locomotives, rolling stock, RTR / kit conversions

  • Missenden Abbey Railway Modellers


    With both Stuart Holt and Tim Peacock having attended modelling courses at Missenden Abbey, we have asked Course Leader Christopher Langdon to tell us about what is currently happening at this Buckinghamshire retreat

    Tags: interviews

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Brassmasters 4mm wagon subframes designed to fit under Slaters, Cambrian and Parkside pre-1923 PO wagons, and 3-link coupling chain; Rumney Models 4mm underframe kits for 1927 RCH 14t tank wagons, a loco chassis for the MR/LMS/BR 1P 0-4-4T designed to fit under the Craftsman body, fully sprung bogies for the all-wheel drive Hornby Class 31, 4mm sprung freight bogies for BR and GWR types, and 4mm white metal wagon spring and axle box castings for a variety of axleboxes; Monlk's Gate Models 7mm 'Text Sheets' for tea crates and packing crates in Pre-Grouping Edwardian styles and also for the BR era

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Trains Through the Trees

    Stuart Holt



    When Stuart Holt started building Culrain he says he 'lacked skill and knowledge to make a layout', and what follows is one man's account of his endeavour to build his first and only layout. With the help of others with more experience, in particular at the Railway Modellers weekend courses at Missenden Abbey, he has built I toad already exhibited the Kyle of Sutherland

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Rusted Steel Wagons

    Martyn Welch



    Martyn Welch describes the procedures he used to rust and weather two Dapol 7mm RTR steel wagons

    Tags: techniques, wagons, weathering

  • Making the Most of Fiddle Yards

    Geoff Forster


    When we featured Geoff Forster's beautifully nostalgic 'Llangunllo' in MRJ 263, mention was made of his scenic fiddle yard. Here he talks about the idea, which gives his model added presence, and is a clever innovation that many of us could consider

    Tags: fiddle yards / sector plates / traversers, scenery, techniques

  • From the Neil Corner Collection

    Tony Reynalds


    Photographs and brief details of a fine GWR County Class built by Neil with persuasion from Tony

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives