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Edited by Bob Barlow

MRJ Issue 99
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Modelmaster waterslide transfers. Leakey sheet metal guillotine. Island Scientific de-gassing equipment for resin casting. Comet Models 4mm catalogue. Roy Link 7mm industrial cast brass components. Townstreet stonecast structure kits. Trevor Lloyd-Lee book: 'Logic One - Two-rail Wiring'. Trainsfers cab destination waterslide transfers for class 158 Sprinters. Blackham Transfers / Dragon Models transfers. Home of 0 Gauge catalogue for 7mm modelling. GW Models universal riveting tool. David Baxter Archetype commission-made buildings. Classic Commercials 7mm figures. Backwoods Miniatures 009 Ffestiniog Hunslet kit.

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Mechanical Horse in 7mm

    Gerry Beale



    With its punched-in nose, unsophisticated style and purposeful gait, the original railway fleet version of the Scammell Mechanical Horse had the air of a pensioned-off boxer. In service these distinctive railway road vehicles certainly proved that they could take plenty of punishment. Gerry Beale wanted an example, specifically to cart containers - and he chose a 7mm Phoenix kit to fill the bill.

    Phoenix Model Developments kit.

    Tags: kits, road vehicles, whitemetal

  • Baseboards for Thursford

    Ray Hammond


    Tags: baseboards

  • Saxted

    Ray Fricker


    2mm/2mm FS

    Retirement and the inspirational work of 2mm pioneers almost 50 years ago got Ray Fricker started on his own layout.

    Pre-grouping GER branch terminus.

    Tags: GER / Great Eastern Railway, layouts, pre-grouping

  • Layout Design: Marple

    Barry Norman


    Midland Railway main line through-station

    Tags: layout design, MR / Midland Railway

  • Midland Six-Wheel Guard's Van

    Eldred Clark



    Eldred Clark refines the Slater's 7mm kit for this well-known prototype.

    Tags: brake vans, kits, MR / Midland Railway

  • The Last Great Project

    David Jenkinson



    David Jenkinson gets to work on his 7mm layout.

    Part 5. Baseboard construction and tracklaying.

    Tags: baseboards, layouts, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way

  • Midland Kirtley 0-6-0

    Sid Stubbs



    Scratchbuilt 40 years ago, Sid Stubb's EM gauge engine still runs perfectly.

    Tags: MR / Midland Railway, pre-grouping, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives

  • Christmas Crossword


  • Finescale 0 Gauge Improved

    Jim Snowdon


    7mm/7mm FS

    Jim Snowdon believes finescale 7mm standards can be adjusted to make it look and run better.

    Tags: scales / gauges, track / trackwork / PW / Permanent Way, turnouts / points / pointwork / crossings

  • Home-made transfers

    Trevor Pott


    The small lettering usually applied to the solebars of coaches and some wagons, giving dimensions, weight and other vital statistics, is a detail often overlooked by modellers. But not wishing to be defeated by such little things, Trevor Pott set about producing hand-painted transfers to decorate his models' nether regions.

    Tags: detailing, paints / painting, rolling stock, techniques