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#1 Howard Smith

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 10:54

Season's greetings RMwebbers,

   Look what has just gone live! This new digital video download features a great selection of steam era layouts, and given it's Christmas, we've thrown in some great heritage railway content too!

 

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***10 Great steam era layouts inside***
***1 hour + of steam era action***


WATCH THESE FIVE LAYOUTS:

  • Liverpool Lime Street (OO)
  • Loughborough Road (OO)
  • Garsdale (O)
  • Horfield (OO)
  • Kingswear (2FS)

6 GREAT LAYOUT ARTICLES:

  • Much Murkle (OO)
  • East Wheal Dream (O)
  • Halland (OO)
  • Penmaenpool (OO)
  • Wellbridge (OO)
  • Kingswear (2FS)

PLUS WATCH:

  • How to clean wheels easily
  • Scratchbuilt pioneering and pre-grouping locomotives on test
  • A guided tour of Didcot Railway Centre, a leading heritage site
  • A driver experience course on the Severn Valley Railway

Get your copy today for just £4.99, whether you're on tablet, PC or MAC to watch and read it this Christmas.

 

Preview and download your copy here
 


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 14:38

Are there plans to produce an equivalent featuring desiels and another for electrics?

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 14:57

Are there plans to produce an equivalent featuring desiels and another for electrics?

G.

 

Definitely!


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Posted 20 December 2016 - 18:58

I assume the layout articles are re-prints?

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 19:02

I assume the layout articles are re-prints?

 

Largely I would say; I've not seen it yet but I suppose use could have been made of additional images but it's more a compendium product intended for those who have not had the magazine and DVD. As such it doesn't represent bad value if it has the material in it you haven't seen before.



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Posted 21 December 2016 - 11:12

Largely I would say; I've not seen it yet but I suppose use could have been made of additional images but it's more a compendium product intended for those who have not had the magazine and DVD. As such it doesn't represent bad value if it has the material in it you haven't seen before.

 

The layout articles and those featured on the DVD have previously featured in BRM, but unless you've bought every copy you might easily have missed some. Diesels and electrics are on the cards if it makes sense to produce, we just need enough interest.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 05:11

Largely I would say; I've not seen it yet but I suppose use could have been made of additional images but it's more a compendium product intended for those who have not had the magazine and DVD. As such it doesn't represent bad value if it has the material in it you haven't seen before.

This should have been made clear at the outset.Having purchased the digital version I was disappointed that I had seen all the video material previously.Still, I now have it on one DVD.


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Posted 22 December 2016 - 09:44

This should have been made clear at the outset.Having purchased the digital version I was disappointed that I had seen all the video material previously.Still, I now have it on one DVD.

Now that I didn't realise. I was looking forward to watching an hour of new content on the video.



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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:12

This should have been made clear at the outset.Having purchased the digital version I was disappointed that I had seen all the video material previously.Still, I now have it on one DVD.

 

Now that I didn't realise. I was looking forward to watching an hour of new content on the video.

 

The cover gives the list of layouts on video, as does the digital description, plus those within the digital magazine - it's not hidden. If you've forgotten you've previously seen them, you'll be able to enjoy them again.



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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:21

Diesels and electrics are on the cards if it makes sense to produce, we just need enough interest.
Howard


How do you gauge that interest? And what will be enough?
I don't recall you asking for expressions of interest for the steamy version.

G.

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:33

I don't recall you asking for expressions of interest for the steamy version.
 

 

It's a logical one to go for to test sales; we'll see how it goes and then maybe we can test other themes.



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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:52

How do you gauge that interest? And what will be enough?
I don't recall you asking for expressions of interest for the steamy version.

G.

 

We didn't. We took it upon ourselves to produce a steam version, which we feel has the best chance of achieving good sales. If sales revenue justifies the time spent to produce it, we'll do more. Simples...


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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:54

The cover gives the list of layouts on video, as does the digital description, plus those within the digital magazine - it's not hidden. If you've forgotten you've previously seen them, you'll be able to enjoy them again.

Don't dig your hole any deeper. Yes,the cover did list the layouts but in a new publication one would expect new footage.Honesty would require a disclosure that all material in this publication has been previously published in BRM. I did not have to fork out AUD10 to see them again!



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Posted 22 December 2016 - 15:26

We didn't. We took it upon ourselves to produce a steam version, which we feel has the best chance of achieving good sales. If sales revenue justifies the time spent to produce it, we'll do more. Simples...

 

Odd that the production of a diesel and an electric traction DVD is dependant on sales of a steam version when presumably you have decided that the three are separate individual markets that will attract different enthusiasts/sales. 

 

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 16:05

Odd that the production of a diesel and an electric traction DVD is dependant on sales of a steam version when presumably you have decided that the three are separate individual markets that will attract different enthusiasts/sales. 

 

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The number of those who model steam still outnumbers diesel and electric modellers. Steam is still the largest market and despite a tendency for more diesel-era layouts arriving on scene, they still have to catch up with the number of steam layouts.



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Posted 22 December 2016 - 18:33

The number of those who model steam still outnumbers diesel and electric modellers. Steam is still the largest market and despite a tendency for more diesel-era layouts arriving on scene, they still have to catch up with the number of steam layouts.


Sorry, that may be the case, but it is an illogical flim-flam excuse to say you will base whether to produce a diesel and/or electric based version on the sales revenues of a steam DVD (as in Steve's post/reply).

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:43

Sorry, that may be the case, but it is an illogical flim-flam excuse to say you will base whether to produce a diesel and/or electric based version on the sales revenues of a steam DVD (as in Steve's post/reply).

G

 

If sales of this steam version are good and we deem it a good use of our time (with regards to sales revenue generated Vs man hours to produce), we'll do further versions. If sales are low and we feel it's not the best use of our time, we won't produce further versions. I think it's fair to say that a Steam Special will be the most popular, and whilst we can't compare it with a diesel/electric Special like-for-like, it will give us a decent indication as to whether there's a demand for a Video Special dedicated to certain parts of the hobby.



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 09:56

Still gives the impression of marginalising diesel and electric enthusiasts. A better idea might have been to be inclusive of all traction types in the first issue, otherwise why not extrapolate your argument and go the whole hog by just featuring steam in the magazine? As has altready been suggested (over the 'new' or 'repeat' content) it might be a good idea to stop digging.

 

Merry Christmas.

 

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 10:07

Still gives the impression of marginalising diesel and electric enthusiasts. 

 

We definitely don't Grahame. I try to ensure we have a fair balance in layout content in what I look out for and with the rest of the editorial team we look at the selection to give a selection of era, scale, gauge and geography over a broader period of time rather than any single issue. If anyone wishes to analyse what's been featured over the course of a year then knock yourselves out. I know there's content we don't always get to include representative elements of but it is governed by the material available.

 

Merry Christmas too.



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 10:30

Still gives the impression of marginalising diesel and electric enthusiasts. A better idea might have been to be inclusive of all traction types in the first issue, otherwise why not extrapolate your argument and go the whole hog by just featuring steam in the magazine? As has altready been suggested (over the 'new' or 'repeat' content) it might be a good idea to stop digging.

 

Merry Christmas.

 

G.

 

Maybe you should apply for the vacant BRM editor position?


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 20:21

Hi All,

I've just noticed that my starring role has been repeated! You guys will have to come back in the next couple of years to see how things have progressed perhaps?

Happy Christmas to all at BRM!

All the best,

Castle
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