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The Journal

The Journal

The Journal

A page from the web site of the Historical Model Railway Society.
Sat 27 May 2017


The Journal aims to be one of scholarly record and publishes prime source material as well as items of debate and research. Copies are deposited at The British Library and the Library of the National Railway Museum and the Institute for Railway Studies as well as other interested institutions. Any University or College that might like to begin taking the Journal for use in its Library is requested to contact the editor using our contact form.

All contributions which add to the Society’s aims of “The study and recording of information relating to all the railways of the British Isles and public education on matters concerning railways of the British Isles.”, are welcome. Intending contributors, whether members or not, and both are welcome, should email the Editor to obtain guidance on how to submit work.

You will find the contents of the latest issues below. A sample article may be viewed in PDF format.

Contents listings are available for a number of years. You may pick from the drop down list those that are available.

Links to the indexes of volumes 1 to 21 may be found on a separate page.

You may buy back numbers, once they are at least a year old, and photocopies of issues that are out of print using the order form.

The latest issues are:

Volume 22, Number 9, January - March 2017

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  • Notes on completing the 7mm HMRS dumb buffered resin body Midland Railway open wagons for Dewsbury; Nall, Steve p. 291
  • Wagon End Door Variety; David, Jonathan p. 299
  • Lady Charlotte Guest - Extracts from her journal 1833 - 1852; Earl of Bessborough (John Murray) p. 305
  • Full Size Modelling; Leleux, Sidney A. p. 311
  • East Anglian Interlude 5; Wilde, Peter J. p. 319
  • Readers Write...; p. 320

Volume 22, Number 8, October - December 2016

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  • Four Great Western Pick up Wagon Labels; Swift, Peter H. p. 254
  • Peashooters on the Seashore: Railway Artillery; Austin, David p. 256
  • Special techniques applied to photographing the HMRS layout Dewsbury Goodsand Dewsbury Town.; White, Ian M. p. 272
  • The Birth of the Private Owner Wagon; Turton, Keith p. 282