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Model Railway Journal no. 243

MRJ inspiration

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The Model Railway Journal was once a regular read for me.  Nowadays, as I am less a scratchbuilder, I just pick up the occasional copy when it looks interesting.  Issue 243 was one such issue, with a lot of interest for modellers of any skill and scale.

MODEL-RAILWAY-JOURNAL_NO-243.jpeRichard Harper’s P4 layout based on the Sidmouth branch in early BR days contained some inspiring modelling.  This is a new layout that hasn’t appeared in the model press, so there are no photographs I can reproduce, except the magazine cover above.  However, I came across these photographs of some of the locomotives that he has built for the layout on the Scalefour Society site.  Attractive models of attractive small locomotives.

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The main take away point I got from the article was the size of the station.  Slightly compressed, the layout  is 5.7m long in 4mm scale, for a well appointed…

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