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QUOTE (wiggy25 @ 14 Sep 2007, 09:44) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Makes the one I designed look wrong


Not enough woodwork on the top section?

Still - looks like I'll have to get the company copy on the way home tonight.

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A really good issue (all 4 have been so far). I particularly liked Bath Green Park. There is lots of reading in the mag and covering some really good subjects, I've not seen elsewhere before- like the anglicising of the Faller Road system. Also liked the article on what to see at a Country Station.

Good news it is now monthly!

Its odd , and probably not a coincidence, but all 4 modelling magazines seem to be arriving at the same time this month. Faced with the choice at WH Smith I elected to buy Hornby Mag and Model Rail,but left the Railway Modeller behind as I could not see its content due to it being wrapped. No sign of BRM,which should have been out. However, I find this is only an occasional buy now.

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QUOTE I could not see its content due to it being wrapped

That's one sure way to stop me buying a magazine but I did buy a copy of Hornby on the way home by taking a slight detour via the Headington roundabout; now that's what I call loyalty!


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QUOTE (rb277170 @ 14 Sep 2007, 16:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>....all 4 modelling magazines seem to be arriving at the same time this month.....

RM have been saying that this and their next few issues are coming out a week earlier "to allow maximum exposure for our December 2007 and January 2008 issues" apparently because they will both have CDs.
It will be interesting to see if RM continues with the earlier issue dates in 2008.

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From my point of view there's a lot of good stuff, but it's the advertisment at the bottom right of page 111 that's got me making this post. Yes folks, after an interval of several years since it was first announced, it looks like the SuperQuick coal tower may actually be about to hit the shelves. The photo looks like an actual model but the item itself doesn't feature on the company website yet (as of Friday 14th September).

There's also an "image" of an ash plant. I use the term image loosely as I can't tell whether it's an artist's impression or a photo. Given the gestation period for the coaling tower, if this is an artist's impression, I'm not going to hold my breath waiting for the real thing.

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QUOTE it looks like the SuperQuick coal tower may actually be about to hit the shelves

I have seen it for sale at a recent toy fair.

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A very excellent magazine, featuring interesting topics, well worth buying at the present. Pages a printed on good quality paper, pages definitely do not stick to one's fingers as other magazines do. Best of all, advertisement pages are kept to a minimum for the time being.
 

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Its just a pity that the editorial finger seems to hit the wrong keys - eg we are told that the LMS lines in Scotland went to the North Eastern Region
and that the other Midland route through Nottm, Derby and the Peak District diverged at Trent Jn
- thats where the routes crossed. Then theres the continual references to various Bachmann locos which definately will not be out until next year at the earliest as being available this year, plus the implication that all Patriots were rebuilt
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Best summed up as nicely put together but a bit lacking in substance.
 

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Its possibly the best issue yet!

I do like the feature on small layouts with several track plans offered. Hornby Magazine definitely seem to be targeting 1960's man with limited space and there are a lot of us around!

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QUOTE I do like the feature on small layouts with several track plans offered.
I liked that too, but I was looking for ideas of how to fill in some empty corners with railway connected industry.

I do like the mix of articles.

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QUOTE The station roof on bath green part is just stunning!
So now we know what the Alan Gibson etchings look like when built up. This set of etches has come up in a thread before. If you fancy a set of your own, this link will take you to the Alan Gibson website hosted by the Scalefour Society.

As you say, it really is stunning.

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Double bonus!!


My Hornby mag arrived today... and to my suprise... another one did too! Two of the same issue (No. 4).

Now this is my chance to interest someone else

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Overall I was very impressed with the mag. I too liked the article on small layouts, after all I am building one at present while obtaining more stock for its big brother.
Other points of interest: the Faller roadway conversion - you can also do it with the bus chassis - I have seen one in the flesh. The review section is nicely balanced and overall I found the selection of layouts nicely varied.

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QUOTE you can also do it with the bus chassis - I have seen one in the flesh

I'm sure I saw one at Warley in December 2005 - was it Dewsbury Midland? If it wasn't that one, it was a layout it was almost impossible to get near for the crush.

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