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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 76
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    CGW Models - universal jig and rivet press.Woodhead Models - 4mm decals for 1950s tank wagons. Charles Frank - bench mounted eye-glass. Signs of the Times - 7mm replica enamel advertising signs. Dave Finney & Nicholas Smith - various 3mm wagon kits. Wrightlines - 7mm 0-4-0 'Simplex' loco kit. Signal Box Systems - computer interface for signal interlocking. Branchlines - 4mm EMU kits in metal.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Painting - by an old master

    Barry Norman, Alan Brackenborough


    In an age when finescale modelling is becoming increasingly new-fangled, Alan Brakenborough is an anomaly, rigidly sticking with the simplest tools and materials to produce what many regard as the best finishing to be found anywhere in the world. When MRJ asked Alan to explain his methods, Barry Norman accepted the photographic assignment with both hands and set off in the snow to meet someone whose work he had admired for many years. It was better - but very different - than expected, and we couldn't resist asking Barry to briefly recall that remarkable day.

    Introduction by Barry Norman. Then Alan explains his methods.

    Tags: paints / painting, techniques

  • Bloater Underframe

    Andrew Lambert



    Andrew Lambert puts all the little bones back into a Bloater, using a Masokits 4mm underframe kit and the Parkside plastic body.

    Tags: chassis, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, springing, vans

  • Layout Design: Horton in Ribblesdale

    Barry Norman


    Through station on the Settle & Carlisle Railway.

    Tags: layout design

  • MRJ Portfolio.



    Bernard Baker's 4mm LSWR T14 class 4-6-0

    Tags: LSWR / London & South Western Railway, MRJ Portfolio, steam locomotives

  • Carron Road

    Nigel Bowyer



    At last, Nigel Bowyer has revealed to his family the identity of the mysterious 'Karen Rhode' - she's 8ft, slim, Scottish and interesting to spend time with!

    Minimum-space 1970s Scottish layout.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Juno

    Martin Brent



    Martin Brent builds an Ilfracombe Goods, Colonel Stephens-style, in 7mm

    Shedmaster etched brass kit.

    Tags: K&ESR / KESR / Kent & East Sussex Railway, kits, product reviews, steam locomotives

  • Large Prairie in 4mm

    John Hayes



    John Hayes builds the Martin Finney 5101 Class 2-6-2T kit.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, product reviews, steam locomotives

  • Workshop Matters: Soldering Moving Joints

    Laurie Griffin


    A common problem when building locomotives with outside cylinders and valvegear is the jointing of moving components. You can sometimes use rivets, but Laurie Griffin has a trick for safely using solder.

    Tags: chassis, soldering, techniques, Workshop Matters