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Just got mine from Ian Allen today.

Another great issue.

Particularly liked the Diesel & Electric Wishlist article by Evan Green-Hughes and have to say most of the ones on his are also on mine thought I'd probably only buy the Metro Vick and some of the Suburban DMUs.

Other articles were all good.

In fact the only regular feature that I have, to date, no interest in, nor gleaned any benefit from, is the 'Railway Realism' feature which always seems to cater for obscure steam era subjects.

Other than that keep up the good work!
 

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another cover to cover job , nice compact layout [melbridge ] good article for southern freaks about branches and interesting piece about hospital trains and a rehash on wishlists , overall plenty to grab the mind well done mr wild
 

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It has taken me some time to tell you what you aready must know. Hornby Magazine is now in the lead as far as Model Railway magazines are concerned. When I first saw it, I thought 'this will be Hornby biased', it isn't. I still have that first issue, in fact all issues. H M is the only mag I keep (in slip cases).
Reply to DiesAll. Yep, Class 28 Co-Bo is my first choice of essential dieesel to be produced, I will need at least two, and maybe more. Very unique loco, always been a particular favourite of mine.
 

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Another great issue, Hornby magazine just keeps getting better.Nice article on the Liskard to Looe Branch one of my Favourites. Anyone who wants a detailed History of the line I would recommend: "Caradon & Looe. The Canal, Railways and Mines," by Michael Messenger. Packed full of photos and drawings. Would be invaluable to anyone considering the project.The Diesel wish list was good. My votes would go to 10000-1, The 07 and one of the Suburban DMUs. Would also like to see the return of the 03.Good selection of layouts. Particularly liked Blandford St Mary and Melbridge Dock.Usful articles on tree making, Permanent way depots and baseboard joins.Looking forward to the limited edition Jubillee: Bahamas.
 

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QUOTE (John H-T @ 13 Feb 2009, 12:18) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>.Usful articles on tree making,

Would have been better had the editor taken time to study the trunks of real trees - a brown colour is the about last one you should be using - greys and greens dominate.
 

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I enjoyed the article on BR Southern Region passenger train formations. But I was very disappointed that you did not included the excellent Replica Railway BR suburban 63' coaches. These are available from their shop in Swindon or from their trade stands at many exhibitions. They make 3 different 3 car fixed sets used on the Exmouth branches (numbered in 15x series) and several single cars individually numbered - note both BR crimson and BR green liveries have been available. They will be producing an SR MLV Motor luggage van later this year in a multitude of liveries. The MLV's you no doubt remember were used often in pairs with trains forred of 4 CEP's and 4 BEP's on the Kent coast expresses to Dover/Folkestone so will compliment the Bachmann 4 CEP when it too is released.

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QUOTE (nick lamkin @ 20 Feb 2009, 17:11) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>They will be producing an SR MLV Motor luggage van later this year in a multitude of liveries. The MLV's you no doubt remember were used often in pairs with trains forred of 4 CEP's and 4 BEP's on the Kent coast expresses to Dover/Folkestone

They were also used as locos to haul water tanks for carriage cleaning from Dover to Ramsgate in the late 80's and early 90's - now there's an idea for a model.

As an aside I believe that 3 of them are currently preserved at the East Kent Railway.

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QUOTE (DiesAL @ 7 Feb 2009, 22:18) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Particularly liked the Diesel & Electric Wishlist article by Evan Green-Hughes and have to say most of the ones on his are also on mine thought I'd probably only buy the Metro Vick and some of the Suburban DMUs.

Hmmm, it certainly was not a "Diesel & Electric Wishlist article" as only diesels were considered - and then nothing more modern than a class 55 - and electrics were completely ignored (presumably they will be doing an electric wish list later). What about electro-diesels? Also the DMU bit seemed to be a bit of an after-thought and tagged on the end. Again no mention of anything even 2nd or 3rd generation. And no consideration or mention of N gauge products and options. It was very limited (just diesels, just transition era and only OO scale wise) - so, without meaning to be critical of the author as presumably he had a brief, it was very weak AFAIC.

I'd be more than happy to write something a little more expansive timewise and specifically suitbale for N gauge enthusiasts if required.

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Hi!

This is, as usual, yet another fantastic issue! The "Dukedog" on the front cover is simply stunning! The more I study the weathering, the more impressed I am. The Blandford St Mary is also one of the nicest model railways I have seen. Just look at the expression on the face of the man waiting for the bus on page 20. If he doesn't wake up in a hurry he will miss that bus! I guess that sort of work is only possible in O gauge.

Best Wishes,
Tom
 
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