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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 50
  • Chee Tor

    Mike Raithby



    It’s been talked about for years, but rarely seen. Now, Manchester Model Railway Society’s breathtaking 2mm project is finished. On behalf of the Society’s 2mm group, Mike Raithby tells the story.

    Set in the Monsal Dale and River Wye area of Derbyshire. Superb scenery shots.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, landscape, layouts, scenery, steam locomotives

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    4mm, 7mm

    Chris Leigh – Scottish station nameboards in 4mm.Graham Farish – BR Mk4 DVT.P & D Marsh – New owners and road cones.Gateneal Ltd. – Agents for Sagami motors.DJH – 7mm BR Standard Class 2.MJT – Working BR gangway.Roundfield Engineering – 7mm ex-NER 10T dropside wagon.Ratio – 7mm GWR signal.Model Signal Engineering – 7mm ex-SR signal and lever frame.Richard de Camin – Peco 7mm GWR van conversion.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Class 50 Indomitable

    Ian Metcalfe



    For our 50th issue, it is appropriate that we should feature a Class 50 – especially one that has obviously seen a bit of action! When we saw the magnificently re-painted and detailed 50s on Ian Metcalfe’s superb 1980’s period 4mm/OO layout ‘Pengwynn Crossing’ we asked for a description but he went one better and started afresh, taking the opportunity to portray an engine which had been quietly challenging him for some time. Under his hands, a gleaming Lima ready-to-run loco becomes the shabby, care-worn but unbowed NSE workhorse Indomitable.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, detailing, diesel locomotives, RTR / kit conversions, weathering

  • No. 1 Shop : Chimneys and domes

    Paul Berntsen


    Easy ways to make important and distinctive fittings, by Paul Berntsen.

    Turning chimneys and domes on a lathe.

    Tags: components, No. 1 Shop, steam locomotives

  • Inkerman Street’s lamps

    Gerry Hall



    Finding ourselves getting very fussy about the need for delicacy in the Inkerman Street lighting department, we sub-contracted the job out to Gerry Hall. His famed finesse produced exquisite results – street jewellery indeed.

    Tags: layouts, lineside details, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • Ditchling Green

    Gordon Gravett



    Spurred on by MRJ, Gordon Gravett set out to recall his Sussex childhood in 7mm scale. The resulting layout is already a firm exhibition favourite, for obvious reasons.

    Southern Region layout set in 1950s/60s Sussex.

    Tags: layouts, lineside details, road vehicles, scenery, SR / Southern Railway, steam locomotives

  • Budget ‘H’ Class in 7mm

    Martin Brent



    Martin Brent tackles a relatively cheap O scale kit from Meteor, producing an extremely attractive model of that most beautiful of locomotives, the 0-4-4T ‘H’ Class.

    Meteor Models

    Tags: kits, SE&CR / SECR / South Eastern & Chatham Railway, steam locomotives

  • SR Maunsell Brake Third

    Peter Bradley



    Forget extra research, forget butchery, fabrication and all that. We asked Peter Bradley to review this new Phoenix/Branchlines kit ‘as found’.

    Tags: coaches, kits, product reviews, SR / Southern Railway

  • MRJ Portfolio



    Peter Squibb models a 4mm model of a GWR signal from Churston on the Kingswear branch with functioning route indicator.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, lineside details, MRJ Portfolio, signals / signalling