Issue 39 1990      « Previous issue  |  Next issue »

Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 39
  • Expo EM 1990



    Exhibition preview, including photos of Barry Norman's 'Petherick' and Chris Matthewman's 'Wickham'.

    Tags: exhibitions / events, layouts

  • LNWR Webb 0-6-0 Special Tank in 7mm

    Geoff Holt



    Geoff Holt, who usually avoids kits like the plague, builds the latest loco from Eric Underhill, a leading exponent of high quality resin casting. He found it quick, easy and superbly accurate.

    Tags: kits, LNWR / London & North Western Railway, product reviews, prototype, steam locomotives

  • Woolverstone

    Iain Rice



    Iain Rice tries out some new ideas on an award-winning 4mm layout which takes a few more liberties with the geography of Suffolk. It's got height, a 'Ulysses' underframe and, most importantly, theatre (which is just as well, since Ricey seems to have his sights set on Broadway!).

    Fictional minimum-space 1950s-era ex-GER layout.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts, minimum space

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    C&L Finescale ready-made P4,EM and 00 finescale pointwork. Gauge 0 Guild booklet 'Small Layouts. Steve Barnfield 4mm and 7mm NER loco and coach transfers. Lineside Models 7mm backscenes. MJT LNER standard coach buffers. New magazine 'Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling Review'. Martin Finney etched 4mm GWR 28xx. Rodney Stenning 4mm narrow gauge stock and locos.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Hursley engine shed by Martyn Welch.

    Tags: buildings, engine sheds / motive power depots / MPDs, MRJ Portfolio

  • Flush-Sided Coaching Stock

    Chris Pendlenton



    Chris Pendleton looks into the challenges presented by flush-sided coaches - which aren't 'flush' at all - using the complete Comet kit for a 4mm LNER Thompson semi-corridor lavatory composite.

    Tags: coaches, etched brass, kits, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, product reviews

  • Scale and Gauge in Proportion

    Joe Brook-Smith


    The proliferation of designations dreamed up by modellers working to varying degrees of prototype accuracy has done little to help newcomers and novices in the hobby, but the problem is much older than that. Joe Brook SMith - famous for the finescale track-building system which bears his name - is a serious student of model railway history and explains how the 'domino effect' of compromise and confusion has landed us in our present mess. He offers some aids to understanding and some pointers to a simpler future.

    Tags: scales / gauges

  • Inkerman Street - Ground Colour and Texture

    Barry Norman



    Barry Norman explains how paint, talc, ash, an airbrush, a vacuum cleaner and a tea-strainer brought life to MRJ's project layout.

    Tags: layouts, scenery