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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 98
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    David Bartholomew 7mm model storage boxes. D.C.Kits 4mm Cravens DMU kits. Axminster Tool & Machinery pin vice. Roy C. Link industrial waterslide transfers and narrow gauge wagon kits. Classic Commercials 7mm postwar Bedford lorries. Impetus Models 7mm Manning Wardle 0-6-0 photo contributed by Paul Bernsten.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • From Hull, Hell and Halifax

    Steve Hall



    For Steve Hall, the smoke, dirt and dark satanic mills of the West Riding represent the golden days of his youth. He's tried to recapture some of that magic in his superb 4mm/P4 layout.

    Steam-diesel transition era layout.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, layouts

  • Bubble-Free Casting

    Richard de Camin


    Casting resin at home can produce variable results, as Richard de Camin explained in his well-received article in MRJ No. 54. At the time, he wished he'd got a de-gassing machine. Well, now he has, and here's his postscript.

    Tags: techniques, tools

  • Bulk Modelling for Bulk Trains

    John Webb


    John Webb found resin casting a useful technique for mass-produced bulk trains. However, it wasn't quite as smooth and easy as he hoped.

    Tags: techniques, vans

  • Layouts for Operation

    Richard Chown


    There's been a lot of talk about operation over the past year; Richard Chown has produced layout designs with operation primarily in mind.

    'Tonmawr Junction' - based on the South Wales Mineral Railway. 'Sun Street Yard' - a city goods station.

    Tags: layout design, operation

  • Whitemetal Wonders

    Tim Shackleton



    Tim Shackleton looks at 4mm kits from David Geen, and finds that they're outstanding examples of whitemetal mastering, casting and information.

    LNWR fitted van, diag. 88. LSWR 10T bolsetr wagon, diag. 1595.

    Tags: kits, LNWR / London & North Western Railway, LSWR / London & South Western Railway, vans, wagons, whitemetal

  • Scratchbuilding by Computer

    Ian Middleditch, Iain Dobson


    Iain Dobson and Ian Middleditch have found a way to feed accurate railway drawings into the computer and out onto plastic sheet. Ian Middleditch explains.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, techniques

  • Better Baths and Buckets

    Graham Rayner


    The search for good-looking gutters began with the building of galvanised harware. Graham Rayner concludes his looks at aluminium foil fabrication.

    Buckets and watering cans.

    Tags: scratchbuilding, techniques

  • A Bridge Too Far

    J. Alan Cook



    J. Alan Cook tackles the big scenic feature of his 4mm layout and finds he needs a five-year break.

    Construction of a North Eastern girder bridge.

    Tags: bridges