Issue 27 1988      « Previous issue  |  Next issue »

Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale

MRJ Issue 27
  • The Life and Lessons of the Borchesters

    Frank Dyer



    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.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, operation

  • Frank Dyer and Borchester

    Ray Hammond



    One of the operators who had to abide by Borchester's uncompromising regulations was Ray Hammond. Here he recalls the experience.

    Tags: layouts, operation

  • Temples of Convenience

    Geoff Dowling


    Geoff Dowling models something no cityscape can do without and looks at some splendid examples of the genre, crying out for the etchers attention.

    Public toilet

    Tags: buildings, kits

  • Structures Worth Modelling - No.1

    John Wright


    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

    Tags: buildings

  • MRJ Portfolio


    7mm class 37 and 4mm class 14.

    Tags: diesel locomotives, MRJ Portfolio

  • 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.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Variations for Fiddle

    Chris Pendlenton



    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.

    Tags: storage, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • LMS Main Line Reprise

    Bill Richmond



    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.

    Tags: layouts, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • Ashover Coach in 7mm

    Adrian Gray



    Adrian Grey looks at the latest narrow gauge offering from Wrightlines.

    Tags: Ashover Light Railway, coaches, kits, narrow gauge, product reviews