Model Railway Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 20 of 55 Posts

·
Ian Wigglesworth
Joined
·
750 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi folks,

Well the new magazine seems very thick this month!

Only had a quick flick through it, but there is alot in it.

Photo of the new prototype Deltic model, looks stunning, should be on sale in December.
Reviews of the new Hornby Class 56
Dapol reveals 'N' gauge 9F 2-10-0
The usual very good layouts, from just flicking through the magazine, it just seems to get better!

Ian
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
9,845 Posts
Looks like a trip to the local model shop at lunchtime tomorrow. I might buy a book as well.

Thanks for the info


David
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
982 Posts
QUOTE The usual very good layouts, from just flicking through the magazine, it just seems to get better!

Agreed! With ModelRail,Railway Modeller and Hornby Mag all arriving in Smiths at same time, I had a good browse before opting for Railway Modeller and Hornby Mag for the second month running. Why? Both have several different layouts featured. Hornby Mag is full of articles which appeal to me, the not too experienced modeller

By comparison Model Rail had one small layout and nothing too much of interest. I think its really going to have to up its game a bit to avoid missing out.

By way of contrast , from very staid issues only a few months ago , Railway Modeller has really improved. I though some of the pictures in the November edition were superb- still leafing through Decembers

Russell
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,497 Posts
Got mine this morning as well but was out and didn't see it until this afternoon.

Off The Shelf and the Inspiration photos look at the Eastern Region.
Construct your own platforms
Botleigh - BR/SR 1960s layout
DCC Sound - using the Bachmann Class 20 as example of how sound can be used.
Weathering Wagons
BT Standard 4 2-6-0 locos - use and allocations (to complement the new Bachmann model)
Soldering fron Scatch
Bay Street Shed - the editor's layout (displayed at TADrail in early October)
Article on the prototype Maunsell coaches (to complement the Hornby coaches)
Guide on modelling water
Engine Shed Road - layout by Shipley MRC
One good turn deserves another - article on prototype turntables

Another good mix, I think.

My only minor grouse is the small print used for detailing the exhibitions being held; I find this a little difficult to read, even with my reading glasses on.

Regards,
John
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,147 Posts
Hi , We don't get this Mag in our shops here in New Zealand . It will take the importers months, possibly years to get their A,s into gear.
Would someone mind posting more info? -like possibly- Subscription rates ,
Address,
Whether credit card accepted
And any other information likely to assist me subscribing.
I would have tried the Hornby website but I have trouble finding it .I always seem to get into a "fight" with Adobe.
Any help here would be grately appreciated, many thanks.
Tony (10001)
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,397 Posts
QUOTE (10001 @ 9 Nov 2007, 11:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi , We don't get this Mag in our shops here in New Zealand . It will take the importers months, possibly years to get their A,s into gear.
Would someone mind posting more info? -like possibly- Subscription rates ,
Address,
Whether credit card accepted
And any other information likely to assist me subscribing.
I would have tried the Hornby website but I have trouble finding it .I always seem to get into a "fight" with Adobe.
Any help here would be grately appreciated, many thanks.
Tony (10001)
Ian Allan Publishing Try this. There is an additional cost of 4.25 quid for postage that they add on if you buy each magazine individualy from Ozz or NZ. More than the cost of the mag! There is a similar surcharge for subscriptions which is why I haven't taken one out. Good mag but not worth 8 quid an issue.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,305 Posts
Check out www.hornbymagazine.com which will take you to the publisher Ian Allan for all details.

I get mine via direct subscription.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
342 Posts
QUOTE (rb277170 @ 8 Nov 2007, 19:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Agreed! With ModelRail,Railway Modeller and Hornby Mag all arriving in Smiths at same time, I had a good browse before opting for Railway Modeller and Hornby Mag for the second month running. Why? Both have several different layouts featured. Hornby Mag is full of articles which appeal to me, the not too experienced modeller

By comparison Model Rail had one small layout and nothing too much of interest. I think its really going to have to up its game a bit to avoid missing out.

By way of contrast , from very staid issues only a few months ago , Railway Modeller has really improved. I though some of the pictures in the November edition were superb- still leafing through Decembers

Russell

Are we talking about the same issue of model rail ?

Articles on how to build platforms including some very useful data
Articles on how to signal your railway
Articles about OLE
there were 2 layouts featured

I thought that this months model rail was a really good edition not seen either of the others so cannot comment on them
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
264 Posts
I live in a small southern town, and went into WH Smiths to get my Hornby and Model Rail magazine to-day.

When Hornby first came out, they only stocked three issues of Hornby for about the the first three dates. Today, there was a pile of about forty copies on display, thrashing all other magazines. I think Ian Allen Publishing were onto a winner by using the name Hornby, when Hornby have nothing to do with it. (other than allowing their name.) I think a lot of people are buying it because of the name which they recognise from their past, and are possibly not active at the moment in the hobby.

I think it is an excellent buy and am glad that it has gone monthly.
Alan.
 

·
No Longer Active.
Joined
·
13,319 Posts
QUOTE (alanb @ 9 Nov 2007, 13:08) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I think Ian Allen Publishing were onto a winner by using the name Hornby, when Hornby have nothing to do with it. (other than allowing their name.) I think a lot of people are buying it because of the name which they recognise from their past.

Yes, an excellent choice of name - what would the sales figures be if it had been the "Bachmann Magazine" - I wonder.
 

·
Chief mouser
Joined
·
11,775 Posts
Don't worry dbc50 - picked one up at lunchtime I'll let you look at it later..................

But on a more serious note I also wonder what sales would have been had they re-introduced it as Model Railway Constructer?

Regards
 

·
No Longer Active.
Joined
·
13,319 Posts
QUOTE (Doug @ 9 Nov 2007, 15:45) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>What do you think of that then?

What a brilliant way to upset their retail advertisers !

I take it that IA do have a retail premises to enable them to buy direct from Bachmann - and the same for Hornby if they go down that road.

Maybe the retailers could now purchase IA publications direct from the printers ?
 

·
Chief mouser
Joined
·
11,775 Posts
QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 9 Nov 2007, 17:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I take it that IA do have a retail premises to enable them to buy direct from Bachmann - and the same for Hornby if they go down that road.

They do, I think it's in Kingston.

Regards
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
9,845 Posts
QUOTE Looks like a trip to the local model shop at lunchtime tomorrow. I might buy a book as well.
Mission failed
and despite browsing for 20 minutes didn't find a book either. I guess I'll have to go to my local Smiffs tomorrow or try again next week.

David
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,497 Posts
Ian Allan have four retail shops - Lower Marsh near Waterloo station in S London (the picture on page 64 of Hornby issue 5 shows part of this road!) Birmingham, Cardiff and Manchester. I believe all sell model items as well as books.

Regards,
John Webb
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
108 Posts
QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 9 Nov 2007, 17:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>What a brilliant way to upset their retail advertisers !

I take it that IA do have a retail premises to enable them to buy direct from Bachmann - and the same for Hornby if they go down that road.

Maybe the retailers could now purchase IA publications direct from the printers ?

Hi, it's me again, Black Five Man! Ian Allan do have retail premises, in fact four shops, plus MCP at Hinckley - but what they do is nothing to do with Hornby Magazine! They have been selling books for yonks, and have (apparently) done a deal with Bachmann to sell their stuff. Retailing isn't my side of things - we are focussed on trying to produce a good magazine.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
108 Posts
QUOTE (10001 @ 9 Nov 2007, 01:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi , We don't get this Mag in our shops here in New Zealand . It will take the importers months, possibly years to get their A,s into gear.
Would someone mind posting more info? -like possibly- Subscription rates ,
Address,
Whether credit card accepted
And any other information likely to assist me subscribing.
I would have tried the Hornby website but I have trouble finding it .I always seem to get into a "fight" with Adobe.
Any help here would be grately appreciated, many thanks.
Tony (10001)

This is Paul here from Hornby Magazine. I'd love you to see the magazine! We send 300 copies to NZ every month, but obviously we aren't reaching you - let me have your details and I will send some samples. Gordon & Gotch are responsible for imports to NZ, clearly I need to book some flights!

Black Five Man
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
108 Posts
QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 9 Nov 2007, 03:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ian Allan Publishing Try this. There is an additional cost of 4.25 quid for postage that they add on if you buy each magazine individualy from Ozz or NZ. More than the cost of the mag! There is a similar surcharge for subscriptions which is why I haven't taken one out. Good mag but not worth 8 quid an issue.

I guess we are just poor at this sort of thing - we have a department that sort of does what it has done for years - it is very frustrating! Look, the mag is available at retail locally to you, but if there is a problem, book a sub with me and I will send it to you in a brown envelope, as soon as published, but will take a while to cross the miles. I'm over in Oz in a couple of weeks (my second home) so could even post locally, or - god help me - deliver by hand! Depends of course where you are! We do aim to please - tell us if we don"t.

Black Five Man
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
108 Posts
QUOTE (dwb @ 8 Nov 2007, 20:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Looks like a trip to the local model shop at lunchtime tomorrow. I might buy a book as well.

Thanks for the info


David

Come on David, thought you were a subscriber by now!

Seriously though, I appreciate your comments, good or bad.

It's not your 'thing' really is it ?

Maybe we will go Euro soon! Do you know any potential contributors?

Vote folks - where should we go?

Paul.
 
1 - 20 of 55 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top