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Edited by Bob Barlow & Gerry Beale

MRJ Issue 35
  • The Charford Branch

    John Charman



    A nostalgic look at a famous layout.

    Tags: layouts, SR / Southern Railway

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Parkside-Dundas; BR 24T steel mineral wagon, plastic kit. Scalelink; address of new shop. RJH Model Railways; BR Class 90 in 7mm. Blacksmith Models; 7mm 'Claud Hamilton' and GWR 'toplight' news van kits. W&H Models; new 'Romford' wheels for EMUs & DMUs. K&L; 7mm track components. EMGS; split axles. Parkwood Models; plastic body only kit for BR 'Vanwide' vehicles. MSE; new address. Carr's; price increases. Modern Motive Power; various whitemetal and etched components, diesel shunters, DMUs & EMUs. Impetus; various modern water-slide transfers. Peripherax; cab control system.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Model Railway Operation - Part 6

    Frank Dyer



    Methods of operation

    Tags: operation

  • Rough Grass

    Paul Karau


    Paul describes a simple scenic technique.

    Tags: agriculture / farming, lineside details, scenery

  • No.1 Shop: Tanks on Home-made Wheels

    Paul Berntsen



    Paul Berntsen builds two P4 tank engines and finds himself scratchbuilding the required wheels- a simpler job than you might think.

    Tags: No. 1 Shop, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives, wheels

  • Disguising Romford Wheel Centres

    John Sutton


    Description of how to make 'hub caps' for Romford wheel nuts.

    Tags: techniques, wheels

  • Wickham LMS

    Chris Matthewman



    Careful use of 1960s technology and techniques shows Chris to be an original thinker. This layout is different - an Alex Bowie drawing in 3-D, a how-to-do-it watercolour in Eagle comic come to life.

    Tags: layouts, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • In Search of the 'Buckjumpers' - Part 1

    Iain Rice



    Iain has been working on the 'Buckjumper' story for many years and presents the result of his remarkable painstaking search.

    Tags: GER / Great Eastern Railway, steam locomotives

  • MRJ Portfolio


    Howard Lobb's engine house & winding gear on 'Blackhill Line' layout. Street scene from MRC's 'Copenhagen Fields'

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio

  • A Brace of GNR Brakes

    Roger Marsh


    3mm/3mm FS

    Two, trophy winning, 3mm finescale brake vans which are fully compensated, expertly detailed and beautifully finished in a scale that many don't associate with finescale.

    Tags: brake vans, GNR / Great Northern Railway

  • Plastic Surgery on a J52

    Allan Sibley



    Allan Sibley produces a P4 prizewinner from an indifferent Hornby model.

    Tags: LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, RTR / kit conversions, steam locomotives