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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 89
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Chris Aspinall - waterslide transfers for GNR(I) locos and stock. Lovett Scale Models - 4mm etched Lord Nelson kit. Protec Hydrocoatings - acrylic varnish. Parkwood Models - 2mm GWR/BR china clay open wagon body. Eastwell Iron Works / Ambis Engineering - corrugated copper and aluminium. Parkside Dundas - LMS ex-Midland 4-wheel 20T brake van kit. Connoisseur Models - 7mm LNER J15 etched kit. Impetus Models - 7mm LNER Y10 Sentinel and Fowler diesel-hydraulic 0-4-0 shunter. Corgi Classics - acquires Bassett Lowke products. Exactoscale - lining inks. Kirtley Models - 7mm waterslide transfers for SE&CR, LCD&R and SER locos and coaches. Peter Kay - prototype facsimiles. Cheap & Nasty - Kits & Bits P4 'putterona'.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Container Traffic in 7mm

    Gerry Beale



    Inspired by 3mm models seen in MRJ, Gerry Beale eventually gets around to building his own in 7mm, thanks to some new Slater's kits.

    ABS Models GWR Conflat. Slater's BR standard conflat A wagon and A and BD type containers. ABS Models LMS fitted 3-plank dropside wagon ('Medfit').

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, GWR / Great Western Railway, kits, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, wagons

  • LSWR Arc-Roofed Coaches

    Chris Wesson



    Chris Wesson builds a pair of 4mm six-wheelers based on Bill Bedford etches.

    Tags: coaches, etched brass, kits, LSWR / London & South Western Railway, pre-grouping

  • The Scale Show


    S, 2mm

    S Scale Model Railway Society and 2mm Scale Association joint exhibition preview. Includes photos of 'Yaxbury' and 'Rudgeley Junction'.

    Tags: exhibitions / events

  • S-scale in the fells

    Stan Garlick



    The late Stan Garlick, craftsman and long-time devotee ot 3/16in-1ft scale, describes a layout created to accommodate over 40 years of scratchbuilding. This article was completed shortly before his death in 1995.

    'Rudgeley Junction'

    Tags: layouts, LNWR / London & North Western Railway, MR / Midland Railway, scratchbuilding

  • GER Turntable

    Trevor Nunn



    Trevor Nunn scratchbuilds a working turntable for his 'East Lynn' layout. The model itself is S scale, but the techniques are widely applicable.

    Tags: turntables

  • Inversnecky & Drambuie

    Tim Watson



    The other half of this magnificent, early finescale 2mm layout will appear at the Scale Show, despite the NRM's mindless determination to hang on to the remainder. Tim Watson tells the story.

    Roland Bryant's 1940's 2mm layout.

    Tags: layouts

  • 'H.H.' and Bert Groves and Rydes Vale

    Stewart Hine



    Stewart Hine celebrates one of the earliest - and certainly the most charismatic - 2mm layouts of all time, part of which will be on show at the Scale Show at Bletchley.

    Tags: layouts

  • RTR Pannier from N to 2mm

    John Greenwood



    John Greenwood concludes his re-vamp of the Farish 57xx.

    Tags: RTR / kit conversions, steam locomotives

  • MRJ Portfolio



    LMS 'Duchess of Abercorn' 4-6-2 by J.S.Beeson.

    Tags: LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, MRJ Portfolio, steam locomotives

  • Bangers from the Black Country

    Tim Shackleton



    Vegetarian Tim Shackleton puts aside his half-nibbled carrot for a journey into his carnivorous past, using a combination of kit robbery and scratchbuilding to produce a 4mm model of one of the most successful mobile advertising hoardings in railway history.

    LMS Palethorpes sausage van.

    Tags: LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway, vans