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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 97
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    GEM Model Railways - reintroduction of range. Peter K - GWR River class etched kit. Puffers / Perseverance - BR 9F chassis kit. Hornby - improved pointwork. Fence Houses Model Foundry - Midland Railway etched lattice footbridge. Worsley Works - etched coach parts. Book: 'The Locomotives of James Cudworth' by Dr. C. E. J. Fryer. John Coupland - 4mm resign 'baby' austin 7 van. Taylor Plastic Models - etched stainless steel lorry grilles. Red Dog - baseboard fittings catalogue. Parkside Dundas - 16-ton mineral wagon. Gunslick Gun Blue.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Atmospheric Smoke

    John Dornom


    John Dornom follows up his article on smoke effects in MRJ No. 92 with some extraordinary new experiements.

    Tags: techniques

  • The Lost Railbus

    Tim Shackleton



    Tim Shackleton has fun with an old Ambrico 4mm railbus kit, rekindling memories of the only branch line he really likes and wonders what became of a worthwhile model.

    4-wheeled AC Cars railcar.

    Tags: railbuses

  • Layout Design: Macduff

    Barry Norman


    GNoSR terminus.

    Tags: GNoSR / Great North of Scotland Railway, layout design

  • Romsey

    Ian Wilkins, David Barker



    The latest finescale 00-gauge layout from the Southampton Model Railway Society is rare on two counts - it's large and depicts the Southern. Here, members Ian Wilkins and David Barker describe it.

    Tags: layouts, SR / Southern Railway

  • Workshop Matters: Snips and Shears

    Laurie Griffin


    When scratchbuilding locomotives and other items, there is invariably the need to cut away pieces of metal. We can, of course, use a variety of tools but here I want to concentrate on shearing.

    Tags: techniques, tools, Workshop Matters

  • Auchlin G&SWR

    Ian Middleditch



    Ian Middleditch - aided by his son Kenneth, of 'Kendoon' fame - was inspired by a book to build this 7mm/ScaleSeven layout centred on industrial Ayrshire.

    Tags: G&SWR / GSWR / Glasgow & South Western Railway, layouts, pre-grouping