Issue 27 1988 « Previous issue | Next issue »
Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale
The Life and Lessons of the Borchesters
When, in a recent editorial, we cited notable layouts of the past, the name of 'Borchester' loomed very large. What lessons were learned? Here Frank Dyre has the opportunity to tell you himself.
Frank Dyer and Borchester
One of the operators who had to abide by Borchester's uncompromising regulations was Ray Hammond. Here he recalls the experience.
Temples of Convenience
Geoff Dowling models something no cityscape can do without and looks at some splendid examples of the genre, crying out for the etchers attention.
Structures Worth Modelling - No.1
John Wright picks up odds and ends of 'atmosphere' wherever he goes, a process he will be sharing with readers in a new MRJ series. Here he begins by discussing his own criteria.
'Seven Stars' pub
7mm class 37 and 4mm class 14.
Small Suppliers Forum
Sherwood Models - airbrush. Mendip models - tuned components. Connoisseur Models - 4mm trackwork. Kemco Historical Models - new owners. Roy Link - various 7mm narrow gauge kits. Taylor Plastic Models - coach conversion kits. Riceworks - Stanier cab fittings. Golden Arrow Productions - OO9 articulated loco kit.
Variations for Fiddle
Chris Pendlenton tries to justify another idiosyncratic approach, this time to the twin problem of storage yards and stock handling. Despite his own reservations, it is an idea that is already being enthusiastically taken up.
Cassette storage system alternative to conventional fiddle yard solutions.
LMS Main Line Reprise
As expected, the appearance in MRJ No.26 of Bill Richmond's wonderful dead-scale 4mm layout based on the main line out of Euston caused quite a stir. Here is a further selection of photographs.
Ashover Coach in 7mm
Adrian Grey looks at the latest narrow gauge offering from Wrightlines.