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Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale

MRJ Issue 28
  • Banbury 'North Western

    David Ratcliff



    Inspired by Geoff Williams, whose magnificent model of Aylesbury, LNWR, appeared in the very first MRJ, David Ratcliff has built his own stretch of the North Western, also in EM. It is a curious fact that the old LNWR, which in its own time commanded great public respect and bred perfectionism among its staff, still holds modern day enthusiasts in similar thrall. Banbury is an outstanding example.

    Tags: layouts, LNWR / London & North Western Railway, pre-grouping

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Comet Coaches - etched brass coach kits and components. Eileen's Emporium - supplies of raw materials. John Phipps - scale newspapers. Blacksmith Models - 4mm wheel quartering jig. Malcolm Mitchell - GWR 44xx etched locomotive kit. Studio Scale Models - 4mm/7mm Irish locomotive kits. Branchlines - 4mm chassis kit for SECR 'P' Class 0-6-0T, motor mounts, loco break linkage fret, various rolling stock kits. Orbit Products - LED lamps.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • GWR Dean Coaches in 7mm - Part 2

    Patrick Reardon



    Patrick Reardon continues his work with the Slater's kit of the Dean 4-wheeler and, this article, produces two 6-wheel variants.

    Includes detailed constructional diagrams.

    Tags: coaches, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits

  • Hal O' the Wynd - Dyna Drive developed for 4mm steam - Part 1

    Chris Pendlenton



    As MRJ readers will know, Chris Pendlenton takes a technician's approach to his superb P4 models, devising his own sometimes complex solutions and applying them on carefully-considered engineering principles with a high degree of accuracy and skill. Who better, then, to be given the task of fitting the much discussed Dyna Drive system - previously only fitted with any degree of success to diesels - in a steamer, the Peppercorn A1? Dyna Drive's manufacturers say that Chris, working on MRJ's commission, has corrected the problems, opening the way for new components which are already in production. This, indeed, is modelling at the forward frontier - but it contains lessons for everyone.

    Chris builds the Proscale A1 kit. Includes a reproduction of works drawings of A1. Continued in issue 29.

    Tags: drive systems, kits, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, product reviews, steam locomotives

  • MRJ Portfolio



    LSWR/SR Drummond 'L12' locomotive in P4 built by Peter Swift.

    Tags: LSWR / London & South Western Railway, MRJ Portfolio, SR / Southern Railway, steam locomotives

  • A Universal Paint Stand

    Bob Alderman


    Bob Alderman has made a 'third hand' for painters.

    Tags: paints / painting, tools