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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 48
  • Grassington and Threshfield

    Stephen Ross



    Most new recruits to 7mm scale have moved up in size, but Stephen Ross came to it from the live steam model engineering fraternity. A famous layout discovered at an exhibition convinced him that the Senior Scale was the ideal vehicle for an exercise in nostalgia.

    Tags: layout design, layouts, MR / Midland Railway

  • Rail-Built Buffer Stops

    Steve Hall



    Rail-built buffer stops are not just distinctive elements of the railway scene, they can do much to inject the flavour of particular companies or regions to your layout. And in some cases - like these 4mm Great Northern examples - they are fine pieces of design. Steve Hall's simple jig makes rail-bending easy.

    Tags: GNR / Great Northern Railway, scratchbuilding, techniques, tools, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Late LMS Coaches in 4mm

    Mike Clark



    A project which started as a relatively simple review of available 4mm kits turned into a major research and development exercise for Mike Clark. In the first of two articles, he explains the tortured route that eventually led to the completion of three superb vehicles - LMS open and corridor thirds and a BR-built brake third.

    Brake Third - built 1950 by BR, Comet kit modified underframe. Open Third - LMS Diagram No.D1915, Badgeer kit with Jackson-Evans sides. Corridor Third - LMS Diagram No.D1899, Comet kit.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, kits, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, RTR / kit conversions

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Branchlines, 4mm LSWR Ilfracombe Goods 0-6-0. Colin Ashby kits. Industrial Railway Society, A Railway History of Denaby and Cadeby Collieries by Adrian J.Booth. Roundfield Engineering, 7mm white metal kit NER C10 12-ton open. Ambis Engineering, W-irons 4mm, 7mm. KTG MkII auto-coupler. S&D Models of Crawley 7mm architectural fittings. C&L Finescale Components 4mm concrete-sleepered track. Graham Farish controlers by AGW.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Help for Solo Exhibitors

    Bob Haskins


    Bob Haskins got fed up with heaving his exhibition layout around by hand, so he turned to a rubish skip for a simple solution.

    Tags: baseboards

  • Manning Wardle Class I in 4mm

    Steve Barnfield



    Steve Barnfield builds an Impetus kit of 'Sidlesham', the Selsey Tramway's Manning Wardle of the type featured in MRJ No.12.

    Impetus kit.

    Tags: kits, steam locomotives

  • Guttering in 2mm scale

    Tony Simms



    Really fine detail can lend a sense of scale and realism to any model building, ands well executed guttering and downpipes are the sort of components which are worth taking trouble with. Tony Simms describes a technique which should prove usefull to modellers in other scales.

    Tags: detailing, houses, scratchbuilding

  • Three-Point Baseboard Supports

    Nick de Courtais


    An idea inspired by a pub, from Nick de Courtais.

    Tags: baseboards

  • Pendlebury Re-visited

    Bert Topping



    When 'Pendlebury' first appeared in the model press in the 1970s, it immediately raised the hobby's sights. Built to P4 standards - comparatively rare at the time - it also featured breathtaking scenery, created using some totally new techniques and the skillful use of perspective. Although it still exits, the layout, like its founder, is in retirement. We've tracked it down, and have great pleasure in welcoming Bert Topping to give a nostalgic tour through the leafy byways of his landmark model.

    Tags: layouts

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Carl Legg, 7mm GWR Mogul, Malcolm Mitchell kit

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, MRJ Portfolio, steam locomotives

  • Obituary: Michael Bryant OBE


    Tags: obituaries