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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 47
  • Dubbieside, NBR

    Allan Goodwillie



    Allan Goodwillie describes a pioneering P4 layout based on Scottish prototypes. Distanced from 4mm finescale politics, it was created relatively quietly and without fuss, but subsequently went on to form the centrepiece of a working museum. In its latest incarnation, it is a private layout again, although it will be re-appearing for the public at Falkirk Finescale Festival.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts, NBR / North British Railway

  • Pantiles for Pendon

    Malcolm Smith



    Malcolm Smith rises to a challenge presented by Pendon Museum - 4mm scale pantiles of the 'double Roman' variety.

    Tags: buildings, detailing, drawings / plans, scenery, techniques

  • 'Perspex-and-Doily' Toplights in 2mm

    Stewart Hine



    Back in the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth, Stewart Hine devised an 'impressionist' method of coachbuilding in the smallest scale. It's still effective - and not just for 2mm.

    Tags: coaches, scratchbuilding

  • Coldbridge Halt

    Jas Millham



    Moe of Jas Millham's work in the scratchbuilder's scale, S(3/16in-1ft), depicting, as usual, the GER country he knows and loves. This is another episode in the steady growth of a layout full of charm and character, plus a couple of lessons on what you can do with dead hydrangeas, a 1967 Volvo Amazon and things found in rubbish skips.

    Tags: GER / Great Eastern Railway, layouts, scratchbuilding

  • S Scale: Historic and Challenging

    Norman Pattenden



    It's the oldest 'scale' society in the world, and probably still one of the smallest. Norman Pattenden, secretary of the S Gauge Model Railway Society, explains its background and specialised attractions.

    Tags: societies

  • Layout Ideas: Pantyffynnon East

    Mike Christensen


    ... can be fitted into a small space because in effect only part of the station needs to be modelled.

    Junction station on the southern end of the Central Wales line, where the branch to Gwaun-cae-Gurwen and Brynamman diverges to the east.

    Tags: layout design

  • The 'Two-Bob' Airfix Mineral Improved

    Bob How



    The famous 'two-bob Airfix' rolling stock kits don't cost two-bob any more and they are not made by Airfix (in fact, they are priced at well over two quid and come from Dapol these days) - but they still represent a beautifully made and fundamentally accurate basis from which to m ake high quality 4mm scale models. Bob How took one of the most popular - both in prototype and kit terms - and this is the reluctant scribbler's report.

    Dapol mineral wagon kit

    Tags: RTR / kit conversions, wagons

  • 3201 or Stella Class 2-4-0 No.3515

    Guy Williams



    Guy Williams builds the latest kit from Martin Finney

    Martin Finney kit

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

  • MRJ Portfolio


    7mm model of Seahouses station building by Mike Osborn. 7mm 08 shunter from a Modern Motive Power kit by Brian Daniels.

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio