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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 53
  • Ashford-in-the-Water

    Peter Rigby



    Peter Rigby describes Clay Cross Model Railway Society's exceptional portrayal of railway activity in the Derbyshire Peak District around the end of steam. It also demonstrates how 4mm/00 and a finescale modelling approach can co-exist happily.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • Columbo

    Tony Reynalds



    As well as a remarkable engineer, Tony Reynalds possesses the almost uncanny ability to crystalise the very essence of the prototypes he models - a talent that many people believe marks him out as the new Beeson. A well-equipped and committed professional, his sheer enthusiasm for the job ensures that real character is injected into everything he does, as demonstrated by this run-down on the creation of the 7mm scale GWR 'Atbara' Class 4-4-0 No. 3390 (as featured in 'Portfolio', MRJ No.45).

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Millwall Extension Railway Locos

    Don Townsley


    Don Townsley discusses the MER's locos and, while he's at it, explains why this dockland prototype is a fascinating restricted-space subject for modellers - timber viaducts, horse-drawn steam engines with adverts on the tanks, and refugees from the GWR and Port Talbot, all in the heart of London.

    A scale drawing and table of dimensions included

    Tags: pre-grouping, steam locomotives

  • Gear Mounts

    Martin Brent


    Fold-up gear mounts are an increasingly popular option for modellers seeking the reliability of ready-made motor/gearbox sets without the price. Martin Brent reports on recent experiences with three types.

    Tags: gearboxes, motors

  • Small Suppiers Forum


    Suppliers of 1mm OD tube. Suppliers of the Dremel Moto-Tool. Replacement parts for an error with Martin Finney's 1854/2751 hornblocks. Handbook for converting and adapting wagon kits from N to 2mm available from 2mm Scale Society. Brass kit of GWR Diagram Y2 Fruit Van from Great Western Wagons. Branchlines - 2mm/3mm handrail knobs. Slaters - limited edition Dean Forest Railway commissioned 4mm Lightmoor Colliery wagon kit. JigSawBits (Richard de Camin) - 7mm GWR Siphon G body resin castings.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Alnhill, NER

    Paul Hodgson


    2mm/2mm FS

    Paul Hodgson's first 2mm finescale layout was a journey of discovery, starting in Northumbria and ending in the Yorkshire Dales.

    Tags: layouts, NER / North Eastern Railway, pre-grouping

  • MRJ Portfolio


    Depth of field on the De Havilland MRC Layout and a scene on Wanborough Camp by Eddie Bourne

    Tags: MRJ Portfolio

  • Point Control - With brass Knobs On

    Philip Hall



    Never one to content himself with so-called 'standard practice', Philip Hall has come up with a simple, cheap and reliable method of point and signal control for his 4mm Taw Vale Light Railway, operated by stylish polished fittings.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, signals / signalling, turnouts / points / pointwork / crossings

  • The Planet Sweet

    Francis Samish



    Francis Samish builds an ideal beginners kit in 4mm.

    Nonneminstre Models Hibberd 'Planet' diesel-mechanical shunter whitemetal kit.

    Tags: diesel locomotives, kits, product reviews, whitemetal