MRC 1983 March
Model Railway Constructor 1983 March
Paypal is now working with my website, thanks to my long suffering Son who sorted it out for me.
We aim for 3-5 working days on all small orders. Larger orders and parcels can take anything up to 14 days for delivery.
14 day Return policy. Buyer pays return postage.
Please note, all pictures are for illustration purposes only, and do not necessarily show the magazine for sale.
If you are overseas, i.e. outside the United Kingdom, and wish to purchase books/magazines. Please email us with your requirements and we will get a postage cost from the Post Office. We can then send you a PayPal invoice.
DMU Special 4. A 'Flying Banana' for the 1950s. Text, pictures. (Chris Leigh).
Picture, the 09.27 Princes Risborough-Oxford, formed by DMU 'Flying Banana' No.W12W at Hinksey Bridge, Oxford on 18 July 1953. B/W.
Picture, one of the earlier cars, DMU 'Flying Banana' No.W4W, showing the hinged doors, narrow rectangular vent windows, and the different end styling with the horns placed on the curve and the drawgear above. The outer drive coupling has been removed. B/W.
Picture, DMU 'Flying Banana' No.W16 at Princes Risborough on a working to Oxford via Thame. The details of the livery show clearly. Note that the 'W' suffix was a later addition, and that the cars did not carry any BR emblem. None survived to carry the green livery, although some of the later series (from W19) did so. B/W.
Picture, on 20 March 1960, DMU 'Flying Banana' No.W15W stands at Swindon awaiting scrapping and with most of the skirting panels removed. The cable running from the roof to the window pillar left of the centre door can be seen, as can the recessed glazing of the cab-side window. This car has retained the drive coupling to the outer axle. B/W.
Picture, the prototype DMU 'Flying Banana' No.W14W, showing clearly the horns, steps and destination board. This particular example has extra lamp irons and has lost some skirting panels, but the drive coupling to the outer axle remains in place. B/W.
Layout: the Dale End story. The OO-gauge fine scale branch line layout of the Chester MRC. Text, pictures. (Peter Cloughley).
A Maid of all work in 7mm fine scale. Text, pictures. LNER class J39 0-6-0. (Barrie C. Walls).
Picture, ex-LNER class J39 0-6-0 No.64882 heading for the strawberry fields of lincolnshire with empty fruit vans in 1952. B/W.
Going Dutch at South Elmsall. Text, pictures, signal box diagram, timetable. (C.T. Goode).
Collectors Corner: The Little World of Mastermodels. Text, picture. (Pat Hammond).
Layout: an American N-gauge layout. Crawley Model Railway Society Silver Jubilee Year. Text, pictures. (B.E. Champion).
BR Wagon series: an introduction. Lots of text, some B/W pictures. (Paul W. Bartlett, British Railways Historical Study Group, Historical Model Railway Society).
Picture, tank wagon M707105 was one of only four beer tanks built by the LMS. It was seen in July 1982 while held for possible preservation but has apparently now been broken up. This wagon, with its original lettering intact had been at Exeter diesel depot for some years. B/W.
Picture, a new wagon out of use at Wellingborough in February 1982. This view is well lit by February sunshine and the background is uncluttered. ARC Amey Roadstone. B/W.
Picture, detail of a common style of lettering applied to unfitted Tube wagons when built in 1951. The typeface and white surround are peculiar to these vehicles, and this example was photographed on DB731375 at Luton in July 1980 after thirty years in traffic. B/W.
Picture, some detail pictures of a BR ferry tank. B749671 was lit by the strong low light of September 1982. B/W.
Datafile: the 30-ton Bogie Bolster E. Text, drawings, pictures. (Roger Silsbury, drawings Trevor Mann).
Picture, a standard 30-ton Bogie Bolster E, No.B924027 at Llanelli in 1978. B/W.
Picture, bogie bolster 'Coil P' No.B923635 with cradles constructed from old bolsters and timber, seen at Mossend in 1981. B/W.
Picture, bogie bolster No.B923879 at Wellingborough in April 1981. The code 'E-BOLSTER VB' was frequently carried by these wagons but the large central numbers are probably unique. The TOPS code is absent. Colour.
Picture, detail of deck and coil anchorages on bogie bolster 'Coil U' No.B924855 at Newport in 1980. B/W.
Picture, bogie bolster No.B923805, a 'Coil R' without sheet support rails or hoods, at Newport in 1978. B/W.
Picture, bogie bolster No.B923495, a 'Coil RR' at Norwich in 1980. B/W.
Building a layout part 22, making the signals part 1. Working the box. Text, pictures. (R. Hammond, North London Group).
Southdown Leyland/Duple Ambassador Coach. Text, drawings, picture. (S.W. Stevens-Stratten, drawing Terrier).
Letter, Siphon C conversion. (D. Baker, Hammersmith).
Letter, LNWR observation coach. (L. Goddard, Abergele).
Letter, LSWR 'Eagle' saloons. (C. Hayward, Fareham).
Letter, on from the rabbit warren. (A.A. Burnett-Leys, Western Australia).
Letter, Collectors Corner (MRC83Jan). (C.Wright, Newport).
Picture, Atomic Flasks, Flatrol MJJ No.550016, built at Ashford to Lot 3928 in 1977. B/W. Seen running empty at Carlisle in August 1981.