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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 57
  • Ex GER Push-and-Pull Set in 4mm

    Graham Rayner



    Graham Rayner reviews one of the latest additions to the D&S range, the ex-GER Push-and-Pull set.

    Tags: coaches, etched brass, GER / Great Eastern Railway, kits

  • Scaleforum 92


    Exhibition preview.

    Tags: exhibitions / events

  • Scumbled Teak Coaches

    Mike Trice


    It took one correspondent to claim that there were no modelling uses for 'scumble' to bring out the counter claims. We asked Mike Trice, who has been scumbling teak LNER coaches for years, to explain its use.

    Drawing showing the direction of teak grain on LNER coaches included.

    Tags: coaches, LNER / London & North Eastern Railway, paints / painting

  • Extending Benfieldside

    John Wright



    John Wright's magnificent NER layout in 4mm/EM has grown, acquiring a new baseboard containing an impressive bridge and additional village structures. The full layout appeared in MRJ No.38 - these views bring us up to date.

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

  • Buildings for Ditchling Green

    Gordon Gravett



    Gordon Gravett describes the methods he uses to make the structures on his superb 7mm layout.

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding, SR / Southern Railway

  • Buying and Making Small Drills

    Dave Holland


    Tiny drills tend to have a high price and short life. Dave Holland says buy well, use carefully and supplement your stock with cheap, effective home-made jobs.

    Tags: No. 1 Shop, tools

  • Etching At Home

    J Douglas Smith


    In the first of two major studies into chemical methods of metal shaping, J. Douglas Smith looks at a neglected do-it-yourself tool for modellers - the etching process. There's no mystery; all it takes is care, common sense and readily available materials.

    Concluded in issue 58.

    Tags: etched brass, No. 1 Shop, techniques

  • A Cambrian Tailpiece

    Iain Rice


    Iain Rice caves into yet another weakness and builds a 4mm model of No.10, a Cambrian charmer.

    Scratchbuilt Cambrian brake van

    Tags: brake vans, Cambrian Railway, plasticard / styrene, pre-grouping, scratchbuilding

  • Track Defect Detector

    Dave Reynolds



    Why waste time compensating wagons when you can waste time trying to avoid it? Dave Reynolds shows you how.

    Tags: compensation / suspension, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Trestle Bridges, Cambrian Style

    Roger Lycett-Smith



    The Cambrian Railway's cheapskate timber bridges and viaducts, similar in style and design to many used by other companies, make a simple and effective 4mm model. Roger Lycett-Smith, who is slowly tracking down all existing examples, tells you how.

    Tags: bridges, Cambrian Railway, scratchbuilding

  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Peter Hunt (Perfect Miniatures) various lengths and widths of strip wood. Hurst Models brass overlays for Lima Mk 3 coaches to RFM buffets, also etched brass grill for departmental Mk 1 coaches. Chatham Models 4mm etched planking transfered to Amblecraft. Branchlines motorising kit for Drewry 04 plastic kit, an LNER V2 chassis kit, a GWR 4-4-0 chassis kit, an LSWR rebuilt Ilfracome Goods, and a mini motor.Second Book of Locomotive Drawings - Stephenson Locomotive Society. Electromagnetic uncoupler - Salisbury & South Wilts Railway Society. County Donegal Railcar in 4mm - Backwoods miniatures. All 4mm & 7mm Chatham Kits passed to Roxey Mouldings. Perspex for glazing - Charvo Finishing Ltd. Comet Models name change. The Engine Shed dry transfer letting in various sizes. the Tool Connection miniature vices. 4mm LNER aluminium extruded carriage roofs - MJT Scale Components.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Mineral Wagon Variety, Part 4 - Livery, Branding and Weathering,

    Peter Totman


    Concluding the story of 16-ton mineral wagons, by Peter Totman.

    Tags: detailing, paints / painting, wagons, weathering