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By chance I stumbled across what appears to be the French equivalent of the MRC and on their pages found a link to this magazine. I've only had a brief look around, but they appear to have posted a few articles (fortunately the same word in French) from previous issues. These have been posted as PDFs. I had a look at the article in ballasting, the results look pretty good and there are probaby enough words and pictures to take you through the whole process.

So my question is: Is this the kind of thing UK magazines should do once any chance of making further cash from their back issues has passed?

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The dutch magazine 'Railhobby' has some digital issues on their website. If you have a subscription (only for the website) you can read them online. There are back issues available till i think 2002. I would love to see the english magazines do this.

To see a demo:
http://www.railhobby.nl/17101/default.aspx

Looks pretty nice i think.

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>Looks pretty nice i think.
I agree

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It's a good idea but I can't see it happening in this country until it becomes standard practise in the publishing industry as a whole
 

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As a long term critic of the web sites of UK Railway Modelling Magazines, the biggest difference I see in those of other countries, is the modelling information they give.
Although I think that past features, helpful to inexperienced modellers, would be an excellent idea, I can't see any of the UK mags obliging.
More interested in getting new modellers to buy the next issue, than nurturing embryo modelling interest.
It's a case of "circulation now means all" I'm afraid. Very short term thinking !!
 

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I had a good long look at the Dutch site railhobby it's very impressive. I quite liked the layout they presented particularly the layout of the return loop and staging yards very clever. Hardly Peco-ish though !
 

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That's a really impressive layout. Thanks for the link Werner!

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I have to agree that the UK modelling mags websites are poor. They only give minute snippets to get you to buy the magazine which I suppose is fair enough but compare that to Model Railroaders website. They have short films and reviews as well as a forum.
 
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