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#1 Re6/6

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 22:45

 Picked up in 'Titfield Thunderbolt' bookshop. It arrived in the shop, delivered by Mr Karau himself whilst perusing all those books that l didn't intend to buy!

 

Edited by Jerry Clifford  ('Queensquare' of this parish)

 

As usual an excellent read with this one containing some nice pieces of 2mm scale stuff.

 

Trade grapevine...new Penbits sprung diesel bogies for Cl 40/44/45 and Brassmasters  re-introduction of the ex- Finney LSWR/SR loco kits.

Nettlebridge Valley Railway.a nice 4mm layout based around the West Somerset Railway.

7mm Radio controlled crane. by Giles Favell

Filing fiddly bits by Tim Watson.

Buildings in smaller scales by John Burkett-Smith

Taff vale steam railmotor in EM

Coach building in 2mm FS part two

RTR Southern coaches for 2mm by Mr Queensquare himself.

Satifaction of scratchbuilding in S scale

Cameo competition update  by Iain Rice and Simon Castens

 

 

 

 


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#2 Horsetan

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 05:50

Nothing there that piques my interest, unfortunately, so for the second issue in a row I'll be giving it a miss - that's never happened before!
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 06:06

I must await my subscription copy patiently [for once!] but cannot resist mentioning that there is a typo on the front cover.  Hey, these things happen ...

 

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:07

Nothing there that piques my interest, unfortunately, so for the second issue in a row I'll be giving it a miss - that's never happened before!


Though it's not the first time you've made two completely pointless posts in a row.......

Still, I understand your view, the content is pretty narrow only including articles on a layout, locomotives, wagons, coaches, road vehicles, scenics, structure modelling and workshop techniques in 2mm scale EM, P4, S and 7mm. I will try to get a wider spread of topics for my next issue!

The cover actually has two typos and there is a missing picture in my article which is disappointing but, as Chris says, these things happen.

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#5 Hroth

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:46

It actually sounds Quite Interesting. I'll have to wait for it to filter down to my local Purveyor!

 

Two typos on the front cover and a missing illustration.  Will it become a Rare and Sought After issue on those grounds alone?

 

Oh well, off for some coffee to kick start the brain.


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#6 Gilbert

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:52

Nothing there that piques my interest, unfortunately, so for the second issue in a row I'll be giving it a miss - that's never happened before!

I've never subscribed and over the years of early career, marriage, children etc etc missed  or chose not to buy various editions - now in late middle age with changing and expanding modelling interests and hopefully improved skills and knowledge I'm now hunting down the missing copies......

ATB

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#7 backofanenvelope

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 08:07

I'm now hunting down the missing copies......

Your not the only one! :)


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#8 grahame

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:43

Well, my interest is piqued, so in order to get a copy I'll have to break out my magazine hunting fatigues.

 

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#9 Zero Gravitas

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:45

And for the benefit of the guest editor who posted on an MRJ thread about the "countless complaints" he used to receive about MRJ threads, there were 11 copies of 255 in WHS Reading this morning.

Hopefully that'll help keep the countless average up.

(Edited to put a capital "R" at the front of Reading...)

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#10 t-b-g

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 12:50

There is probably nothing in it about modelling pre-grouping Great Central Railway either but rather than moan about the lack of articles directly relevant to me I will still enjoy seeing what others get up to.


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#11 queensquare

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 14:03

And for the benefit of the guest editor who posted on an MRJ thread about the "countless complaints" he used to receive about MRJ threads, there were 11 copies of 255 in WHS Reading this morning.
Hopefully that'll help keep the countless average up.
(Edited to put a capital "R" at the front of Reading...)


Sorry but your point is lost on me!

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 14:20

I think it was some sort of homage to the boring old "they don't have any copies in xyz Smiths" that used to blight MRJ threads.

Those of us dared to suggest that sort of thing was a waste of the internet and RMWeb have never really been forgiven.
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#13 queensquare

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 14:35

I think it was some sort of homage to the boring old "they don't have any copies in xyz Smiths" that used to blight MRJ threads.
Those of us dared to suggest that sort of thing was a waste of the internet and RMWeb have never really been forgiven.


Oh I see, thanks Tony

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 16:42

The "filing fiddly bits" sounds like it has great potential for interest. I'd be surprised if an article on this subject in a high grade magazine did not have something to help me improve my technique.

 

Any road, I'm sure I'll find something of interest. Though obviously I would much prefer a magazine entirely tailored to my personal requirements I know it simply isn't possible. This hobby of ours is incredibly diverse, and the poor saps who edit magazines have to try to to cater for everyone.


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#15 johndon

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 17:14

I'm now hunting down the missing copies......

 

 

Been there, done that, and managed to complete the set late last year...


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#16 iak

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 19:29

Feast on the quality and variety, not weather it intnerests.
Appreciate and be stimultated and maybe even, inspired by the unexpected?
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#17 Porcy Mane

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 00:20

Just like wine, women & song; each separate issue of MRJ can't be all things to all men. Be thankful you have the chance to buy it (or not),  and take heart from the contents, regardless of your own ability, skill set or scale preference.

 

With regard to spelling mistakes; so fick.

 

P


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#18 wagonbasher

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 05:55



And for the benefit of the guest editor who posted on an MRJ thread about the "countless complaints" he used to receive about MRJ threads, there were 11 copies of 255 in WHS Reading this morning.
Hopefully that'll help keep the countless average up.
(Edited to put a capital "R" at the front of Reading...)



When you write 'Reading' I presumably refer to the town. Rather than the activity we all enjoy in WHS?

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#19 sharris

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:58

The cover actually has two typos ...
 

 

Maybe they should be like the Beatles, and have a White issue. No complaints of typos on the cover then! 



#20 pete_mcfarlane

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:55

Or a black cover. Like Spinal Tap.
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#21 Zero Gravitas

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:02

Or a black cover. Like Spinal Tap.


It could feature a P4 Stonehenge.
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#22 decauville1126

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:11

It could feature a P4 Stonehenge.

Ah! That'll be the forthcoming article on the Larkhill Military Railway then.



#23 Dunsignalling

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:32

It could feature a P4 Stonehenge.

How would one tell a P4 model Stonehenge apart from one constructed in OO or EM?  :o



#24 grahame

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:40

How would one tell a P4 model Stonehenge apart from one constructed in OO or EM?  :o


The distance between the standing stones won't be under-scale.

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#25 petethemole

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:42

Excavate it. The proof will be in the distance between the linear features or grooves, evidence of its original function as a Neolithic roundhouse (engine shed, not dwelling). 


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