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Edited by Paul Karau

MRJ Issue 275
  • Small Suppliers Forum


    Ultrascale offers bespoke wheel tires in P4 and OO/EM profiles; Rumney Models announces a complete kit (4mm OO/EM/P4) for the GWR/BR(W) P22 'Herring' ballast hopper, a fully sprung 4mm EM/P4 subframe for the LNER Gresley 8ft 6in light-duty coach bogie, a 4mm EM/P4 complete kit for the light-duty BR coach bogie fitted to Mk I stock in the 1950s, a 4mm EM/P4 chassis for the LNER J15/GER Y14 designed for use with the Alan Gibson J15 kit, and to complement the J15 chassis two underframe kits for use with the Alan Gibson S23 tender kit; Lanarkshire Models releases a 3-link coupler dropping for Alex Jackson couplings, LB16 NER early loco buffers, LB17 NER later loco buffers, LB18 industrial loco buffers, CSB anchors with a wide base as used in tender chassis kits, LP05 LNER electric lamp brackets, lamps to suit A1/A2/B1/L1/K1 locos, and four new coupling rod sets for Caledonian Railway locos and two new universal rods for large 4-coupled locos (e.g. Caley, Midland, NER 4-4-0s etc.)

    Tags: Small Suppliers Forum

  • Newton Heath Works

    Mike Baker


    7mm/7mm FS, 7mm/NG

    Mike Baker and Martin Finney were the winners of the cameo competition with their fascinating 7mm scale diorama where operation, set within an historical context, has been blended with fine modelling.

    Mike Baker tells the story

    Tags: competitions, industrial, layouts

  • LSWR Non-Corridor Coaches

    Graham Thompson



    Here Graham Thompson builds a couple of elliptical roofed Non-Corridor LSWR coaches from the highly regarded Southwark Bridge etched kits. This interesting and detailed account extends beyond the building of these carriages as he describes many useful techniques that apply to etched kits in general.

    Tags: coaches, etched brass, kits, LSWR / London & South Western Railway, techniques

  • Station Road, Faringdon Part 3: The Suburban Houses and Old Cottage

    Stephen Williams



    Stephen Williams describes how he created the suburban houses and old cottage for Station Road, Faringdon.

    Tags: buildings, layouts, scratchbuilding

  • MRJ Portfolio

    Lawrence Boul



    Photographs of a New Zealand Railway's McKenzie & Holland somersault semaphore bracket signal built in O gauge using etches and castings developed from original drawings

    Tags: New Zealand, scratchbuilding, signals / signalling

  • Ty Dwr Water Column in 7mm scale

    Gordon Gravett, Peter Kazer



    Peter Kazer and Gordon Gravett describe building the Ty Dwr Water Column in 7mm scale, a model to be used by the Talyllyn Railway heritage group in their fundraising efforts

    Tags: scenery, scratchbuilding, Talyllyn Railway, water towers / cranes / pillars / columns

  • GWR Standard Water Tanks

    Tim Peacock



    After completing a water tank for Pendon Museum, Tim Peacock continued to build two more, one being for his own model of High Wycombe. Although standard, these models show how different a Great Western tank can be, but one standard etching can be used thoughtfully to represent various models.

    Tags: etched brass, GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding, water towers / cranes / pillars / columns

  • Wagon Loads through Churston, 1934

    Trevor Pott



    Trevor Pott continues from MRJ 272

    Tags: scratchbuilding, wagons