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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 44
  • Grafton

    Steve Lee



    Steve Lee describes his P4 model of a much-neglected prototype.

    Tags: layouts, M&SWJR / MSWJR / Midland & South Western Junction Railway

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Wrightlines 7mm narrow gauge kits, in preparation F.R. double-~Fairlie loco kit, GVT coaches and break-van kits. The Railway Heritage 7mm hand-made and kit-built locos. Chris Leigh 4mm Network Southeast station fittings. Roundfield Engineering 7mm NER station seats. Modern Motive Power 7mm DMU kits. Roxey Mouldings 4mm Kerr-Stuart loco kit. The 2mm Handbook, Build an 0-6-0 in Two Millimetre Scale. Branchlines of Exeter Mashima motors. Hurst Models, cast resin conversion bits. Martello Castings 7mm lost wax GWR .

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • London Routemaster in 4mm

    Ian Harrison



    Ian Harrison builds a plastic model of a distinctive London double-decker. The kit isn't perfect, but at less than the price of a hamburger, represents rare good value and offers plenty of scope for improvement or adaptation.

    Keil Kraft kit

    Tags: kits, LT / London Transport, road vehicles

  • GNR(I) 20T Goods Brake

    Tony Miles


    4mm/Irish P4

    Tony Miles (proprietor of that remarkable Irish outline layout 'Adavoyle') reviews a 4mm etched kit of a well-known and distinctive prototype, built to 'Irish P4'.

    Studio Scale Models kit.

    Tags: brake vans, etched brass, GNR(I) / Great Northern Railway (Ireland), Irish railways, kits, product reviews

  • Furness Railway Covered Vans

    Mike Peascod


    Mike Peascod delves into the mysterious past of the Furness Railway's populous but old-fashioned covered vans. This is the result of his detective work.

    Furness Railway 10 ton van.

    Tags: drawings / plans, Furness Railway, prototype, vans

  • Wortley West Junction Signal Box

    John Cockcroft


    John Cockroft takes a further look at the design peculiarities of GNR signal boxes as they appear in the often hostile terrain of Yorkshire's West Riding. This, then, is an opportunity to see how the prototype actually answered the sort of space problem faced by layout builders.

    Tags: buildings, drawings / plans, GNR / Great Northern Railway, prototype, signal boxes

  • No.1 Shop: Machining 7mm Loco Wheels

    W. Castellan



    Turning good quality wheel castings into smart, accurate model drivers is a satisfying business for lathe hobbyists. The techniques are straightforward enough, but, says W. Castellan, you need a system if you're going to produce an identical set.

    Tags: No. 1 Shop, techniques, tools, wheels

  • Hand Held Pentrollers

    Chris Langdon


    Chris Langdon looks at walkabout versions of a popular finescale controller.

    Tags: controllers, product reviews

  • Cheap and Simple Point Control

    Chris Lamacraft


    It's cheap, it's easy, it doesn't require any kind of precision - and it works! Chris Lamacraft applied his branch of low-tech control to his 4mm model of Ashburton with complete success.

    Levers and interlocking

    Tags: operation, turnouts / points / pointwork / crossings