3 results found for 'Jack Ray'

  • Bernard Miller - The Man Behind the Maestro

    Jack Ray

    Issue 59 (1992)



    Most of the glory for W.S. Norris's legendary 7mm layout (see MRJ No.43) went to Norris himself, the man who conceived and financed it. Out of the limelight, however, a genius was at work, employed by Norris to build model locomotives to the highest standards. That man was Bernard Miller, an engineer who, says Jack Ray, matched Stan Beeson in every area except public recognition.

    Tags: biography

  • It's all in the mind

    Jack Ray

    Issue 72 (1994)



    Jack Ray, 'greybeard' proprietor of 'Crewchester' proffers a few thoughts based on 40 years of running Britain's most famous O scale empire.

    A philosophical look at the pursuit of 'realism' in railway modelling.

    Tags: theory

  • The Treasure house in the Garden - The Remarkable 0 Gauge Empire of W.S. Norris

    Malcolm Cross, Jack Ray, Jim Stevens

    Issue 43 (1990)


    7mm/7mm FS

    For many years W.S. Norris was the first and finest exponent of 7mm finescale. There is no question that he was helped by personal wealth, refined tastes and access to such arcane modelling aids as tigers' whiskers, but the rest was pure genius. Jack Ray remembers this extraordinary man and his models.

    Francisthwaite Junction Joint LNWR/MR. Stroudley LB&SCR.

    Tags: biography, layouts, LB&SCR / LBSCR / London Brighton & South Coast Railway, LNWR / London & North Western Railway, MR / Midland Railway