‘The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway’ (or S.M.J.) was a small independent railway company which ran a line across the empty, untouched centre of England. It visited the counties of Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and a little of Buckinghamshire, only existing as the SMJ from 1909 to 1923. In 1923 the S.M.J.became a minor arm of the London Midland and Scottish (L.M.S.), then in 1948 'British Railways' 

Gone but not forgotten: "the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth"


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SMJR Logo 4 Replies

Hi ThereI’m planning to print some water slide decals of the EWJR and the SMJR in 4 mm scale.Can anybody help me sort out the size and color scheme?For the size; following photos, this would be between 3 and 4 mm in 1/76For the EWJR Garter I…Continue

Started by Jack Freuville. Last reply by Jim Goodman on Thursday.

Footage of the SMJR 1 Reply

Hello, I found your forum searching for the SMJR. I've just uploaded a digitised version of old cine film footage of the line to my Youtube channel. I will be selling the original Hillside cine film soon along with a few others I've collected…Continue

Started by G Essex Random Railways. Last reply by Jim Goodman Jul 3.

Binton station plans 2 Replies

Hi!I recently discovered this article on Binton station building in the now long defunct magazine ‘Model Railways’ from 1976. It includes a full plan which might encourage someone to model this simple station.Does anyone have access to, or know of a…Continue

Started by Martin Bromage. Last reply by Martin Bromage May 8.

Black & White photos of the SMJ 1 Reply

HelloMy name is Mick Baker and i have recently joined your society.A friend of mine Nigel Hadlow, has taken several thousand black & white photosof railways around the country.With a little help from me with my limited computer skills, i have…Continue

Started by Mick Baker. Last reply by Peter S Lewis Mar 29.

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EWJR Portland Cement Wagon
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Hello All,I found this item on ebay, although it's a model, what I'd like to know is, was it actually based on the real thing? As you can see it has the initials EWJR and return empty to Ettington,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Goodman Apr 18, 2021.

SMJ photo on ebay - possibly!
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Just seen this photo on ebay:-…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robin Cullup Dec 5, 2016.

SMJ Rulebook
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I see that an old SMJ rulebook from 1919 went for £133 on e-bay today.Anyone on here the lucky purchaser?…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Dunkley Dec 26, 2016.

Corby Model Railway Exhibition

Just a quick note to let anyone who is interested know that my 'O' gauge model based on Blisworth SMJ will be on show at the Corby Model Railway Exhibition, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October.…Continue

Started Oct 2, 2015

 

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Jim Goodman replied to Jack Freuville's discussion 'SMJR Logo'
"Thanks Jack, I'll look forward to seeing them. Your model looks really good. I'm building Fenny Compton too, not exactly as it was, I can't fit in all the trackwork and, like you, I'll use a bit of licence with the buildings!"
Thursday
Jim Goodman replied to Jack Freuville's discussion 'SMJR Logo'
"Hi Jack, These images may be of interest to you I would suggest the infill on the garter is light blue rather than grey. Also worth noting that in Stanley C Jenkins book on the Northampton and Banbury Junction Rly, the photo of the coach on page 46…"
Thursday
Jim Goodman replied to G Essex Random Railways's discussion 'Footage of the SMJR'
"Thanks for putting the link up, always good to see that film. Do you have other cine films in your collection?  I have the original Hillside cine film, sadly no projector to play it, also a description of what is on the film, which I've…"
Jul 3
Jim Goodman replied to Gary's discussion 'Would the GCR have gone via Towcester?'
"Hi Andrew, It's always interesting to get a new, and different, view on an old subject. The only point I'd like to make is the unusually large gap between the buildings and the platforms, as seen in this photo by HC Casserley. There…"
Apr 18, 2021
Jim Goodman replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Andrew, Many thanks for your informative reply. I would certainly like to get hold of a copy of that copy of 'Model Engineer' you don't happen to know the date of it do you? Also I would be very interested to see a copy of the…"
Apr 18, 2021
Andrew Emmerson replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"It's a remarkably accurate model that was photographed by Henry Greenly and written up in the Model Engineer magazine, complete with a dimensioned drawing. He says that it was built originally with dumb buffers. Exactly similar wagons were used…"
Apr 17, 2021
Mark Reader replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Jim & Steve Apologies for not remembering that we had met before. I meet so many interesting people at exhibitions but I'm totally useless at remembering names; so unless I write it down immediately, I'm at a loss. I'll send…"
Jun 11, 2020
Jim Goodman replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Mark, We have met before, I've seen the Kineton layout a couple of times, very impressive merg electronics! I had a model of Blisworth SMJ at the Kettering and District model railway society, you may have seen it once. I have visited the…"
May 30, 2020
Steve Johns replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Mark, Long time no see. I think the last time we met was at the NEC when you were operating Kineton a couple of years ago. My partner Jenny works at Kineton Manor. I will endeavour to get to the L&WMRS club rooms one day. The problem is,…"
May 30, 2020
Mark Reader replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Jim & Steve Welcome to South Warwickshire. Given that you are clearly keen modellers and that you have moved into the SMJ heartland, once the lockdown is over you would both be welcome to come across to visit us at the Leamington and Warwick…"
May 29, 2020
Steve Johns replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Jim, I will be moving to Oxhill just south of Kineton into the heart of SMJ country. Steve"
May 21, 2020
Jim Goodman replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Steve, Same here, just moved back to Leamington, to many things to do before I can work on model railways. Interesting sight, Warwickshire Railways, I look at it a lot, good section on the SMJ. Jim."
May 20, 2020
Steve Johns replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Jim, The DX is as yet unbuilt as i'm in the process of moving house so everything is packed away at the moment. When built it will be in SMJ livery and i'm intending to build stock to go with it. I had a look at Warwickshire Railways…"
May 20, 2020
Jim Goodman replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Steve, Is your ex LNWR DX in SMJ livery? There is an 0 gauge kit which I keep promising to build. The picture in my avatar is scratch built model of the SMJ's Bayer Peacock 0-6-0 No 14. Here's a picture of the cement wagon from a…"
May 19, 2020
Steve Johns replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Jim, I was also thinking of building one in 4mm scalefour to sit behind my ex LNWR DX goods No 7. Steve"
May 18, 2020
Jim Goodman replied to Jim Goodman's discussion 'EWJR Portland Cement Wagon'
"Hi Steve, Thanks for your reply, interesting you should mention that Bassett-Lowke were fairly accurate models. My initial impressions of early model railways were of rather crude locos, carriages and wagons but I have a book on the history of…"
May 18, 2020

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