how did you even know about MRJ in the first place? I was lucky to find it by chance. It is now available in WHSmiths, our national newsagent and when I flicked through the latest one it was thin and full of uninteresting crap so you've saved your money wisely. It used to be all scratchbuilding, but is now all kit based. Assuming you have ?500 to waste on a Finney or Mitchel Pacific. It's too full of people whose faces are the current snug fit. Next year it'll be someone else. Remember that kite flying know-it-all Rice? I saw Welch's layout (it was his wasn't it?) Hursley at an exhibition. It was all out of a box with a bit of basic weathering. I could have built it in about 3 months. It sold for alegedly ?30,000. That sort of thing pisses me off, big time. Neither do I think Barry bloody Norman's scenery is up to much. I've seen his layouts. His trees are crap. I get very snotty about people when they imply or even tell me they're the best. If there's the slightest hint of less than perfection I tear 'em to shreds.
If they just DO it like the guys on here, I'll sing their praises. Where scenic work is concerned I'm very fussy and I'm afraid Welch, et al don't come close for me.
I bin around too long, pardner.