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Pah so much for the receive your copy in advance of the shops claim. Not got my copy of model rail yet and its due out today. I didn't get the free supplement last month either. Its not very impressive in my opinion especially when their website just deposits you straight to the subscriptions service.
 

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Yeap, mine arrived this morning.

Nice article about the Corfe Castle layout located in a NT's venue - Ormesby Hall. Must pay a visit sometime.

I was looking forward to the promised Gas Works article, while its in the mag its covering real sites this month and what went on there. Apparently, the next issue carries details of the authors model. So perhaps some ideas on how to build gas holders etc will be forthcoming in the next issue?
 

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2 things

1 The Corfe Castle layout is mightly impressive! I was actually thinking how nice it would be to live there, such is the realism. The actual railway side of things was kind of forgotton as I meandered around those rural lanes, in my mind!

2 The gasworks feature was brilliant. I have always appreciated my local grade 2 listed Victorian gas holder, but now I know so much more about it, and what else used to be on the rest of the site. I actually forgot (yet again) I was reading a railway mag, such was the immersion in the article.

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Quickest way to get something to arrive is to say it hasn't yet. Mine came this morning, not before I had a very quick scan in WH Smiths after work though. SOme potentialy useful discount vouchers although you'd have to spend about £1500 to use them all.
 

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Hi Like the new look or is it my failing sight, and the new Posts in Topic
or have I just pressed the wrong button again. Any road up nice change
Any one going to the Harrogate model engineering show this year, has anyone been before "whats it like" Monty P moment there.

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You're still better off than we are in Australia. If I subscribe I pay twice as much as I would out the newsagent. But if I buy from the newsagent I get a two month old copy. It is possible to buy a new copy from some of the model rail shops but at twice the price as it has been airfreighted in.


This is a bit of a pain when there are competitions as they have always expired by the time you get your magazine.
 

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I did one last year where you had to collect 3 tokens, 2 from one mag and one from its sister publication duly did it and posted it off. Out of all the prizes on offer I thought I might've got a wagon at least. Thats my luck for you. If I won the lottery the cheque'd probably bounce!!
 

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 7 Apr 2006, 06:08) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>You're still better off than we are in Australia. If I subscribe I pay twice as much as I would out the newsagent. But if I buy from the newsagent I get a two month old copy. It is possible to buy a new copy from some of the model rail shops but at twice the price as it has been airfreighted in.


This is a bit of a pain when there are competitions as they have always expired by the time you get your magazine.


I hear you brother. Paid AU$16.00 last weekend for the March Railway Modeller at Stanbridges in Perth. But I loved the mag though - not complaining just need to budget it into the hobby account I guess!
 

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QUOTE Paid AU$16.00 last weekend for the March Railway Modeller at Stanbridges in Perth.

Thats still better than here. I pay $20 at Branchline in Melbourne for the latest one. Although having said that I notice that older ones are still selling there at $20. I don't know who they think is going to pay that when you can get it from the newsagent for $10 when its two months old.

I tend to buy the two month old ones unless I know there's something like a competition happening.
 

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QUOTE (neil_s_wood @ 7 Apr 2006, 09:09) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thats still better than here. I pay $20 at Branchline in Melbourne for the latest one. Although having said that I notice that older ones are still selling there at $20. I don't know who they think is going to pay that when you can get it from the newsagent for $10 when its two months old.

I tend to buy the two month old ones unless I know there's something like a competition happening.


I can't find a newsagent that stocks them at all. And only one out of four hobby shops I have been to stocks it either.
 

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Theres quite a few newsagents in Melbourne stock them. They are also available from some model rail shops. I tend to try the bigger newsagents in the shopping malls as they are more likely to have it. They usually have Model Railroader, Railway modeller, British Railway Modelling, Model Rail and Continental Modeller in that order of availability. I have found some of these in Brisbane too. The first four anyway. Some city centre newsagents and specialist shops have them too.

I don't remember looking when I was in Perth but I'll be warned to bring it with me now! I found the local corner shop places a lost cause.
 

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I see The Railway Modeller international subscription is 55.20quid regardless of whether you are in Spain or Australia. This is a bit rough when you consider the difference in postal charges. In Australia you can get 2 month old copies out the newagent for the equivalent of 4 pounds
I had thought I was saving myself a substantial amount by buying these rather than forking out for a subscription. Having just checked with the calculator I am only saving myself a fiver which is not worth the two month delay. I may take out a subscription now.
 
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