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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 42
  • The Model Railway Journal Exhibition Souvenir Supplement


    Pull-out photographic supplement showcasing some of the layouts on display at the MRJ Exhibition, November 1990. Includes photos of: 'Leyton Buzzard Linslade' (4mm/EM) by Peter Denny, 'Lydham Heath' (S) by Barry Norman, 'Hursley' (7mm/S7) by Martyn Welch, 'Dunwich' (4mm/EM) by Roy Jackson, John Phillips and Geoff Kent, 'Chipping Norton' (2mm/FS) by Keith Armes, 'Inkerman Street' (7mm/FS) by the MRJ team, 'Hardwick Grange' (4mm/00) by Frank Dyer, 'North Shields' (4mm/P4) by Chris Pendlenton, 'Charford' (4mm/00) by John Charman, and 'Wallsea Main' (7mm) by Barry Walls.

    Tags: exhibitions / events, layouts

  • The MRJ Exhibition


    Exhibition preview with photos.

    Tags: exhibitions / events

  • Suddenly, Last Summer...

    Chris Pendlenton



    ...a steady project for Chris Pendlenton rapidly gained new impetus and, as a result, he's still busy preparing for the MRJ Exhibition. Nevertheless he's bowed to even more pressure to give a flavour of the scene he is portraying in this remarkable P4 project. How he did it will be explained later, but for the moment we join him on a nostalgic visit to North shields - a layout which attempts to recreate the North Eastern childhood of an exile.

    Tags: layouts, NER / North Eastern Railway

  • A Mitchell Mogul in 4mm

    Guy Williams



    Guy Williams builds the latest kit from Malcolm Mitchell and finds it even better than the 44xx.

    GWR 43xx 2-6-0

    Tags: etched brass, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, product reviews, steam locomotives

  • No.1 Shop: High Efficiency Worm Drives

    Sid Stubbs



    Now in his 70th year, Sid Stubbs is - as indicated by the letters M.I.Mech.E after his name - a highly-qualified engineer as well as being a well-known and long-standing modeller of great repute, particularly in the Manchester area where he lives. Over an extraordinarily long modelling career, he has helped a large number of less-skilled modellers achieve good results, and here, using school-level maths and plain language, he explains the secrets of his own make of high-efficiency worm-driven gearboxes.

    Tags: gearboxes, No. 1 Shop, scratchbuilding

  • No. 1 Shop: Fairlie Straightforward - Festiniog No.7 in S-scale

    Trevor Hughes



    Trevor Hughes describes a scratchbuilt articulated chassis, as favoured by the leading Welsh slate carrier. See his work on the layout 'Tan-y-Grisiau' at the MRJ Exhibition.

    Tags: chassis, Ffestiniog / Festiniog Railway, narrow gauge, No. 1 Shop, scratchbuilding

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    The Signal Box flashing tail lamps 2, 4 & 7mm. Springside Models 4mm tractor kits. Dalestreet Transport Models 7mm DJB Engineering. Caledonian Railway Association Caley rolling stock drawings. Branchlines data sheets SR Maunsell coaches. Four Track Models for Westdale Coaches and Hay Developments ranges from CCW. Impetus Models 7mm 100hp Sentinel geared steam loco. POW sides transfers. Commercial Vehicle Drawings John Marsh. Foxhunter Models 2mm plastic kits.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • The King's Horsebox

    Roger Marsh


    A photograph of an LNER horsebox published in the Three Millimetre Society's magazine, Mixed Traffic, prompted Roger Marsh to do the research that resulted in these drawings.

    Tags: drawings / plans, GER / Great Eastern Railway, horseboxes, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway

  • Inkerman Street - Aspinall L&Y 2-4-2T

    Geoff Holt



    Geoff Holt never looks at anything that isn't LNWR and never, ever touches kits - he'd rather risk his neck as an Inkerman Street shopkeeper than swerve from the true path. So what went wrong?

    Construction of the Keith Dales/George Norton kit of an Aspinall 2-4-2 radial tank in 1939/40 LMS condition.

    Tags: etched brass, kits, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, LYR / L&YR / Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, steam locomotives

  • Inkerman Street ...and the Signal Box

    Carl Legg



    Carl Legg forsakes the GWR (and an aversion to writing) for our project layout.

    Construction of an ex-L&Y signal box for Inkerman Street.

    Tags: buildings, layouts, LYR / L&YR / Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, scratchbuilding, signal boxes

  • Model Railway Operation

    Frank Dyer


    Methods of operation at Borchester Market. A postscript to part 6.


    Tags: operation