Still 3 issues for sale in WH Smith Braehead Glasgow. Don't know if Scottish WH Smiths are more attune to the needs of railway modellers than those down South. It is in the book section , however, as it is a hard backed book. It does look very attractive and had I not already bought the mags would have been a purchase for me, without hesitation.
My point on the BRM annual (which is softcovered and a "glorified mag") is that it does contain all new information. It is also a hefty volume containing much more than the normal mag. For that reason @£5.95 I thought it a better bet for me than the Hornby Annual - however if its all new content for you in the Hornby book you may differ.
QUOTE So really this is just a compilation of existing articles. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
My pleasure, the pieces I wrote and at least one other are completely newPMP
Thanks PMP I am indeed indebted. Indeed there are new parts to the book. However:-
QUOTE As for the content, a fair proportion is recycled and repackagedPer Black 5 man
QUOTE There is new material too, and most of the material has been updated rather than being a straight repeat. It still makes a very smart and readable book in my view.
Completely agree it does look very smart and Chris Nervard pictures are superb.
QUOTE They also mention in their advertising on the Ian Allan website
'This will be a digest of popular features from the magazine, plus a whole range of new and informative articles covering topics of interest to the broadest range of model railway enthusiasts.'
digest of popular features That'll be the five layouts then.
Digest: Compilation of information, often condensed.
However I do feel this should be made clearer to prospective purchasers, especially as members of familly may be buying it for Christmas and be unaware of this.
What makes you think it isn't? Its crystal clear on the publishers web site, do people want them to turn the pages for them as well?PMP
I suspect a lot of people buying this book for relatives will not have surfed the Ian Allan Website first. To make it very clear I would have had on the front cover maybe in smaller print under the title"a compilation of articles that have previously appeared in Hornby Magazine" To me that makes it "crystal clear" to any prospective purchaser without the need to surf the website.