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Edited by Jerry Clifford

MRJ Issue 279
  • 36 Years of Copenhagen Fields

    Tim Watson



    The northern, Holloway bank section of this iconic 2mm layout first appeared in MRJ 46 in 1991. With the layout now well into its fourth decade and the southern section covering Belle Isle and the Kings Cross goods yard making steady progress, Tim Watson takes us through the layout's past, present and future.

    Tags: layout design, layouts

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    London Road Models release a new kit for the LNWR/LMS/BR Ramsbottom 0-4-0 saddle tank; Cambridge Custom Transfers announce re-acceptance of orders but only via email with on-line payment (BACS or PayPal); Rumney Models release a loco and tender chassis kit for the Nucast M&SWJR 2-4-0 locomotive kit (X.13) suitable for OO, EM and P4, as well as two detailing etches for late Midland and early LMS Stones ventilators and an Ivatt pony truck detailing fret, all in 4mm scale.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Keep Yourself Alive Part 2

    Nick Mitchell


    Nick Mitchell continues his detailed look at how the performance of very small lightweight models can be transformed by incorporating DIY DCC 'stay alive' circuits.

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

  • Moretonhampstead

    Pete Warren


    2mm/2mm FS

    Photograph of Pete Warren's 2mm finescale layout to be featured in a future MRJ.

    Tags: layouts, photography

  • Kitchen Table Modelling

    Mick Rawlings



    Mick Rawlings built this beautiful Irish Standard gauge (5ft 3in) Great Northern 4-4-0 in 3mm scale with full compensation and working inside motion without the aid of a lathe or other machine tools, using nothing more sophisticated than basic hand tools, a mini-drill and stand and a great deal of skill and ingenuity.

    Kitchen table technology at its best.

    Tags: GNR(I) / Great Northern Railway (Ireland), scratchbuilding, steam locomotives, techniques

  • Bottom Works Siding

    Chris Matthews



    Chris Matthews describes his atmospheric 4mm, OO Cameo entry.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Adrian Swain 1943-2020

    Nigel Stevens


    Adrian Swain obituary

    Tags: obituaries

  • St. Erth Station in 2mm Finescale

    Steve Martin


    2mm/2mm FS

    An update from Steve Martin.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Building a 2mm scale Class 15

    Bob Isgar



    Bob Isgar describes how he built a Class 15 loco in 2mm scale.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, diesel locomotives, scratchbuilding