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Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale

MRJ Issue 32
  • Lambourne in 2mm

    Alan Martin


    2mm/2mm FS

    A beginner in all senses, Alan Martin describes a first effort in 2mm finescale, a re-creation of a beautiful corner of Berkshire captured at the peak of a fateful summer many years ago.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • Model Railway Operation - Part 3

    Frank Dyer


    Passenger train formations

    Tags: operation

  • Building 'Russell'

    Peter Booth


    Concluding this remarkable attempt at scratchbuilding - using a home-grown scale of 8mm / 1ft - with an account of the superstructure and finishing.

    Tags: narrow gauge, No. 1 Shop, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives, WHR / Welsh Highland Railway

  • LSWR 10Ton Road Van in 7mm

    Gerry Beale



    Gerry Beal describes the prototype of this long-lived South Western vehicle and builds a 7mm scale model

    Tags: brake vans, kits, LSWR / London & South Western Railway

  • A Beginner's Kit

    Guy Williams



    A dramatic breakthrough for finescale modelling, the results from Malcolm Mitchell's 44xx kit is self-evident, and Guy Williams, who assembled it straight from the box, is convinced that the straightforward, no-nonsense design makes it suitable for careful beginners.

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

  • The Hobbymat 'MD65' Lathe

    Allan Sibley


    lathe review and comparison

    Tags: lathes, product reviews, tools

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Two North London Railway coaches in 4mm scale built from Peter K kits

    Tags: coaches, kits, North London Railway

  • GNR 1st / 3rd Lavatory Brake

    Mick Wakefield


    Mike Wakefield builds one of the more recent additions to the D&S range

    Tags: coaches, GNR / Great Northern Railway, kits

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Keilcraft; Routemaster bus and Edinburgh standard tram, 4mm plastic kits. Branchlines; Tralee & Dingle 2-6-0T kit in 4mm and 7mm slim-line gearbox. Rail Researcher 1987; railway related magazine reference book. Carr's; weathering powders. Bill Bedford; various etches for handwheels, mileposts, wagon brake gear, fan grilles for class55, LNWR, NER & Caley number plates, 7mm 'W' irons, coach springing units. LNWR Society; carriage handbook. Hornby; Zero-1 Technical Guide & Tutorial. S&D Models; 7mm kit for 'old class1 Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST.MJT; SR DeMU class 205 kit

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Structures Worth Modelling - No.3

    John Wright


    Canal with mill & Albert Dock, Liverpool

    Tags: agriculture / farming, buildings, dioramas

  • Real Atmosphere


    Southern 'U' class on level crossing at Canterbury West

    Tags: Real Atmosphere