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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 52
  • Gresley A1 in 4mm

    Steve Barnfield



    Steve Barnfield builds an EM model of one of Britain's most loved and admired locomotives, using the DJH kit as a basis.

    Tags: kits, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, steam locomotives

  • Plastikard Punchings

    Mike Osborne



    M.C. Osbourne finds a workbench task for an everyday office paper punch.

    Making crown plates for 7mm wagons

    Tags: detailing, plasticard / styrene, scratchbuilding, tools, wagons

  • Coal Wharves in Smaller Yards

    Paul Karau


    Someone somewhere may have drawn up rules about the siting and operation of coal pens but evidence suggests that local arrangements prevailed. You can find a 'prototype for everything', as this small selection from Paul Karau suggests.

    Includes a selection of prototype photos.

    Tags: coal yards, lineside details, prototype

  • Rolling Stock at Aylesbury

    Geoff Williams



    Helped in later years by his sons, Geoff Williams has been steadily building the rolling stock for his remarkable 4mm/EM model of Aylesbury LNWR since the 1950s. Designed to represent vehicles which might have been seen at Aylesbury in pre-Grouping days, this fascinating collection takes in everything from early cardboard scratchbuilds to the latest state-of-the-art etched productions. Here, Geoff describes some examples.

    Tags: LNWR / London & North Western Railway, pre-grouping, rolling stock

  • A Wantage Warehouse in 4mm

    Nick de Courtais



    The layout doesn't exist yet, but it's had a building-in-waiting for about ten years. Nick de Courtais couldn't resist this unusual and attractive structure which once adorned Wantage basin.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding, warehouses

  • Maristow

    Bob Harper



    Bob Harper describes his 'user-friendly' 7mm exhibition layout depicting the Great Western in the immediate post-Broad Gauge era. The lingering Brunelian methods and attitudes of the period presented some interesting modelling challenges, not least in the trackwork department.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layouts, pre-grouping

  • Small Suppiers Forum


    Slater's 4mm Midland Clayton coaches and RCH 7-plank wagon kits. Impetus Models 4mm & 7mm Hudswell Clarke saddle tank kits. Puffers Handbook of Products. Brassmasters 4mm LMS 'Jubilee' kit. Model Signal Engineering contact details. Bill Bedford contact details. Peco 4mm concrete track components. Rodney Hall whitemetal/brass Gloucester PO wagon kits.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Complex Coach Livery in 4mm

    Jol Wilkinson



    Jol Wilkinson tackles one of the most daunting jobs in period modelling, using LNWR stock as examples. It needs the right tools, care and a fairly steady hand, but the good news is that mistakes can be corrected as work proceeds.

    Tags: coaches, lining / lettering, livery / liveries, LNWR / London & North Western Railway, paints / painting, pre-grouping