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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 45
  • Ynysarwed Sidings

    Stephen Harris


    2mm/2mm FS

    Ever since we saw his work at a 2mm Scale Association annual meeting some years ago, we've been trying to persuade Stephen Harris to describe his extraordinary layout in MRJ. Driven by a passion for modern freight stock - which he dwells upon here - Steve had to learn a lot, mainly through failure, in his attempts to graduate from N to 2mm finescale. The result, which he has at last written about, is a masterly depiction of somewhere in South Wales, not very long ago.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Authentic Layout Signalling

    Michael Walshaw


    Michael H. Walshaw describes the workings and pleasures of a model railway signalling system based on the prototype.

    Block system etc.

    Tags: LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, operation, signals / signalling

  • Structures Worth Modelling - No.5

    John Wright


    A further drawing from the sketch book of John Wright.

    A group of Lakeland stone cottages

    Tags: buildings, drawings / plans

  • NER Loco Coal and Salt Wagon in 4mm

    Steve Barnfield


    Steve Barnfield builds a pair of opens from a new manufacturer.

    Diagram Q1 Loco Coal Wagon and diagram C11 Salt Wagon from 51L kits.

    Tags: drawings / plans, kits, NER / North Eastern Railway, product reviews, wagons

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Meteor Models, 7mm, aluminium coach roofs, lost wax door handles, SECR 'H' class 0-4-4T kit, also GWR, LMS, NSR and coming LNER. 51L 4mm wagon kits. Monty Wells Protext typesetting. POWSIDES (Powkits) 7mm polyurethane body moldings with pre-printed sides. LC&DR 7mm transfers. Greenweld electronic components. PME low relief structures 4mm. Masokits etched 4mm type and tare plates for GWR W1/5 cattle wagon, etch wagon brake components, blue-brick chequer-plate etch. S&D models 7mm scenic accessories.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • MRJ Portfolio



    GWR 'Atbara' class 4-4-0 No.3398 'Colombo', in 7mm, painted and lined by Alan Brackenborough and weathered by Tony Reynalds; photo by Tony Smith. Gorden Gravett 7mm post office. C2X 0-6-0.

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio

  • No.1 Shop: Punching Louvers

    Paul Berntsen


    Paul Berntsen solves a pressing problem.

    Punch tool

    Tags: No. 1 Shop, techniques, tools

  • No.1 Shop: Sweat Soldering Jig

    Dave Holland


    A simple answer to an old problem, by Dave Holland.

    Tags: No. 1 Shop, soldering, tools

  • No.1 Shop: Piercing Saw Table

    Barry Walters


    Piercing components from raw metal needs a proper work surface. Barry Walters of Manchester Model Railway Society offers an example refined over a period of almost 80 years.

    Tags: No. 1 Shop, tools

  • G.W.R. Wagon Variety

    Martin Goodall


    Martin Goodall continues his look at available kits for 4mm GWR covered goods wagons.

    Diagram Y8 goods fruit van, Mainline models (37174). Diagram X11 Mica B, refrigerated meat van, Hornby-Dublo/Wrenn model (W5019). Diagram V11 Mink D Kenline kit (kit no.5). Diagram V7 Mink C, Ian Kirk kit.

    Tags: goods / freight, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, RTR / kit conversions, vans, wagons

  • Highworth

    Ian Haynes



    Ian Haynes briefly describes the 7mm scenic layout built to ScaleSeven standards by himself and Eric Hinnes.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts

  • Layout Ideas: New Basford

    Mike Christensen


    The purpose of this occasional series of 'Layout Ideas' is to suggest layouts which can be enjoyable to watch and operate as well as being pleasing to the eye. Although 'real' places will be featured, it is not suggested that they be modelled slavishly.

    New Basford, Nottingham - GCR / LMS / LNER / BR

    Tags: layout design