33 results found for 'industrial'

  • Real Atmosphere

    Issue 188 (2009)


    Sentinel 0-4-0 No. 47181 in early BR livery propelling a rake of open wagons, possibly somewhere in the St. Helens area.

    Tags: BR / British Railways / British Rail, industrial, prototype, Real Atmosphere

  • Simple Simplex

    Roy Link

    Issue 2 (1985)



    Roy Link describes how he set about modelling one of these tiny industrial diesels in 4mm scale.

    Scratchbuilt body on Marklin 'Z' gauge 0-6-0 chassis. Includes protoytpe photos.

    Tags: diesel locomotives, industrial, narrow gauge, scratchbuilding

  • The Amberley Limeworks - a signature model

    Peter Ross

    Issue 250 (2016)



    In New Zealand (total population 4.6 million) railway modellers are a fairly rare breed - especially those who choose to model the 'native' 3ft 6in gauge prototype in SN3½ (3/16 in scale on 16.5mm gauge track). As can be imagined, there is not a lot in the way of commercial support for this scale/gauge combination: a handful of cast and etched kits of variable quality, some very good fittings and components, and not a whiff of anything RTR. As seems often to be the case in such 'adverse' circumstances, the result has been the evolution of a tradition of modelmaking of the very highest quality, of which Peter Ross's portrait of a small lineside industry is a fine example - the more so as everything else on the layout is fully up to the same stunning standard!

    Tags: buildings, industrial, New Zealand

  • The Bucolic Silo

    Martin Pitt

    Compendium 1 (1988)


    Martin Pitt travels to the West Country to explode the myth that today's railway is devoid of picturesque backwaters and byways. He finds a cement plant as interesting and inspirational as anyone could wish - and MRJ is offering cash for a model of it.

    Tags: industrial, prototype

  • The Gas Works

    Bob Alderman

    Issue 87 (1996)



    Bob Alderman describes Yeovil Model Railway Group's remarkable 7mm layout. It was inspired by MRJ's 'Inkerman Street', but designed to be more intersting!

    Urban industrial layout.

    Tags: industrial, layouts, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • The Mill

    Jason Thomas, Chris Rogers

    Issue 255 (2017)



    2015 saw the 60th anniversary of the EM Gauge Society. To celebrate the milestone the '2015 Challenge' was launched. The requirement was to construct a layout with an overall length of 60inches and a width of 18.2inches. A total of six shortlisted layouts were exhibited at Expo EM North, 2015. All were worthy efforts but the overall winner was 'The Mill' by Jason Thomas and Chris Rogers both members of the Shipley Model Railway Society. Here, Jason describes how the layout came into existence

    Tags: competitions, industrial, layouts

  • The R&W Paul and Burtons buildings

    Peter Johnson

    Issue 252 (2017)



    A chance visit to the docks in Ipswich inspired Peter Johnson to add these two waterfront buildings to those he was building for his Canada Street layout. In MRJ No. 245 he described the building of the Downing Maltings, and now he continues his eagerly awaited story about this dramatic, modernist building.

    Tags: buildings, industrial, plasticard / styrene

  • The Steelworks which forged Borchester

    Frank Dyer

    Compendium 2 (1994)



    The writings of Frank Dyer, the creator of the famous 4mm 'Borchester' layouts and widely regarded as one of the most important modellers of our time, have made occasional intriguing references to his early work on a gigantic model steelworks. It wasn't until MRJ reader Mr. D. Johnston of Poole turned up some photographs of the model that we realised just how vast and impressive it must have been. It toured Britain for a mere few years after the last war, but gave Frank a uniquely valuable baptism of fire, as he recalls.

    Tags: industrial, layouts

  • The Tin Turtle

    Martyn Welch

    Issue 77 (1995)



    Martyn builds a kit for the tiny Motor Rail Simplex, 40HP industrial.

    Tags: industrial, kits, lathes

  • Tidmeric Minerals Company

    Brandon Evans

    Issue 122 (2000)



    7mm:1ft 14mm narrow gauge freelance industrial (quarry) layout

    Tags: industrial, layouts, narrow gauge