Model Railway Journal is fast becoming my favourite hobby magazine, even though the subject matter within its pages is almost exclusively British and therefore should be of little direct interest to someone modelling a sleepy Canadian National Railways branch line in southern Ontario.
But, the model-building presented is exquisite, the techniques are advanced and MRJ is where I find out about many other excellent resources published by the magazine’s parent, Wild Swan Publications – such as Gordon Gravett‘s tree books, Iain Rice‘s best books on layout design, and Martyn Welch‘s tome on weathering. (Those who are familiar with these books will know what I’m talking about. If you’re not – well, there’s a great journey ahead for you if you’re willing to take that first step.)
My thanks to the bookshop for posting this piece!
(I’m also pleased to see that even though Wild Swan does not have a web presence, somebody has created an online index for MRJ.)