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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 78
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Chowbent Castings acquisition of PC Models range of etched brass 4mm/7mm kits. Harburn Hobbies resin stonecast lineside detailing items. Howes of Oxford BR Detailing Catalogue. ZTC 511 DCC Digital Master Controller. Firedrake Productions whitemetal casting service. Taylor Plastic Models 2mm/N resin cast snowplough fairings / dummy couplings for Scotrail Class 158s. Parkside Dundas 7mm GWR 13-ton open goods (Diag. 024) kit. Backwoods Miniatures 4mm Irish narrow-gauge Cavan & Leitrim Passenger Brake kit.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Tan-y-Grisau

    Trevor Hughes



    Trevor Hughes's beautiful rendition of the Ffestiniog in its heyday is built in S scale and required manufacturing techniques as well as artistry.

    Includes scale drawings and floorplans of Tan-y-Grisau station buildings.

    Tags: drawings / plans, Ffestiniog / Festiniog Railway, layouts, narrow gauge

  • Culinary Nostalgia

    Stephen Sullivan



    Stephen Sullivan used to pull pints as Senior Steward on a Ffestiniog Railway restaurant car - a happy experience which inspired him to build a 009 model of it.

    Tags: coaches, Ffestiniog / Festiniog Railway, narrow gauge, scratchbuilding

  • 'Beddgelert'

    Francis Samish



    Francis Samish upgrades a 4mm kit of the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway's famous 0-6-4ST.

    Based on the Chivers Finelines body and Minitrix chassis.

    Tags: chassis, kits, narrow gauge, North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway, steam locomotives

  • LMS Wagon Miscellany - No.2

    Martin Goodall



    In his second article in this series, Martin Goodall builds two of the numerous 5-plank standard opens of the LMS, plus a three-planker and its container.

    LMS high-sided goods wagon (Dia.1666). LMS medium goods wagon (Dia. 1927). LMS Type D container. Based on the Ian Kirk kit.

    Tags: kits, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, wagons

  • Layout Design: Merthyr Tydfil

    Barry Norman


    Welsh GWR terminus.

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, layout design

  • Kiwi Control

    Chris Langdon


    Chris Langdon reviews a feedback controller from a range developed and produced in New Zealand.

    John Brouwer Fidelity feedback controller.

    Tags: controllers, product reviews

  • Puffed Grass

    Martyn Welch


    Martyn Welch gets good results from nylon 'grass' fibres which are sometimes dismissed as garish train-set material.

    Noch / Heki puffed / static grass fibres.

    Tags: scenery

  • Rolling Mill

    Philip Hall, Colin Gibbard


    Philip Hall and Colin Gibbard review another top-quality tool from GW Models.

    Tags: product reviews, tools, Workshop Matters