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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 80
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Harburn Hobbies limited edition Scottish Lima class 37. Taylor Plastic Models 2mm etched gangway rubbing plates. CGW Nameplates 4mm etched class 47 nameplates. Hurst Models 'Trainsfers' royal train waterslide transfers. MJT 4mm buffer heads. Leamington & Warwick MRS badges. Knit-one-purl-one Duchesse pins. Peter Thatcher 7mm etched nameplates. Francis Samish 009 Peckett saddle tank kit.Roy C. Link insustrial narrow gauge handbook. Parkside Dundas 4mm BR 12-ton fish van, BR 16-ton mineral wagon (dia.1/109) and 7mm wagon kits. Dragon Models LNWR wagon rub-down transfers. Cottage Farm Industries executive garden studios.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Westford goes EM

    Nigel French



    Nigel French found his original layout boring, so he revamped it - and took the chance to move from 00 to EM.

    Late 1930s SR layout based on Swanage.

    Tags: layouts, SR / Southern Railway

  • Wagon Springing

    Bob Essery, Don Field



    Bob Essery and Don Field on wagon suspension for the 7mm/ScaleSeven Dewsbury project, using the recently-developed Slater's system.

    Tags: compensation / suspension, product reviews, wagons

  • Layout Design: South Ridings

    Barry Norman


    Garden railway terminus in garden shed.

    Tags: garden railways, layout design

  • Arthurian Legends

    Guy Williams



    Guy Williams, Pendon's local hero, builds a 4mm 'King Arthur' - and naturally chooses Sir Guy, named after a local hero from legend.

    Includes detailed scale drawings.

    Tags: drawings / plans, scratchbuilding, SR / Southern Railway, steam locomotives

  • Coach Hinges

    John Hayes


    John Hayes describes a mass-production technique for the fiddliest of fiddly components, door hinges.

    Tags: coaches, components, techniques, tools

  • Kit-bashing an etched 4mm coach

    Andrew Lambert



    Andrew Lambert combines kit and scratchbuilding techniques to make an LMS Stanier corridor third coach using Comet Models' parts as the basis.

    Tags: coaches, etched brass, kits, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, scratchbuilding

  • LMS Wagon Miscellany - No.3

    Martin Goodall



    In his third article in this series on 4mm vehicles, Martin Goodall moves on to vans.

    LMS 12-ton goods vans (diagrams 1891 & 1897) based on the Ratio kit.

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

  • Workshop Matters: Heavy Duty Soldering

    Laurie Griffin


    In this sequence, Laurie Griffin looks at a method of soldering large pieces of metal together (in this case, the frames of a 7mm locomotive) and also considers a useful alternative to soft solder.

    Multi-weld silver-bearing solder paste, blowtorch and heat resistant blocks.

    Tags: soldering, techniques, tools, Workshop Matters

  • Archive: The Glasgow & South Western Railway 381 Class and 128 Class 4-6-0s


    The first in an occasional series designed to provide modellers with research sources, particularly for less common prototypes.

    Tags: G&SWR / GSWR / Glasgow & South Western Railway, pre-grouping, prototype, reference, steam locomotives