Model Railway Journal no. 243

MRJ inspiration


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.


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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