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#1 Regularity

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 21:31

From Newsstand (magazine distributor):

MRJ magazine probably heads up the UK magazine industry's assault on top end niche hobby publications. It's famed the world over and there are many more besides that take Model Railway Journal as their market for excellence. Browse for them at will.

We all have our opinions about our favourite “top end niche hobby publication”, and often indulge ourselves in criticism of it, but it’s good to know how well regarded it is.
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#2 Mad McCann

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Posted 10 January 2018 - 21:50

It's my Dead Tree of choice. None of the competition comes close in my opinion.

 

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#3 BR60103

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:53

I wonder if the  "assault on top end niche hobby publications" is why I can not get MRJ reliably anymore in Canada. Our local bookstore has 3 copies left of about 2 issues back.


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#4 Kylestrome

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:13

I wonder if the  "assault on top end niche hobby publications" is why I can not get MRJ reliably anymore in Canada. Our local bookstore has 3 copies left of about 2 issues back.

 

The only reliable way to order MRJ is to order it direct from the UK. I get my copies from Newsstand* (I am also not in the UK) and I am very satisfied with their service. The best feature, for me, is that a 'subscription' with them can be as many issues as you want, even a single issue. They send me an e-mail reminder for each issue, which I then order separately.

 

http://www.newsstand.co.uk

 

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* I have no connection other than as a satisfied customer.


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#5 John_Hughes

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:22

Nigel Bird is also a very reliable supplier (and an excellent bookseller and all-round good chap) too. And his catalogue is well-worth a browse.

 

Link here.


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#6 PatB

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:44

I've been amazed to find MRJ to be quite widely available in mainstream newsagents here in Oz. My budget doesn't currently run to new magazine purchases but I'll often have a flick through it in the shop.


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#7 Regularity

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:53

Incidentally, if you follow the provided link, you can see the release date for the next issue...

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 18:17

From Newsstand (magazine distributor):
We all have our opinions about our favourite “top end niche hobby publication”, and often indulge ourselves in criticism of it, but it’s good to know how well regarded it is.


Great post. I certainly don’t take MRJ for granted and love it’s esoteric nature and way of doing things. Very British!
Following the link says 260 is due out 25.1....

#9 delticfan

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 23:47

It’s funny I used to buy the other well known publications but they ended up in the bin, MRJ gets neatly filed away for future reference once read. I think it’s a national treasure.

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#10 brossard

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 00:01

After doing a check the other day, I found that I am just two issues short of a full collection (0 and 4 are missing and I have a lead on these).  Definitely a keeper.  I too am in Canada and have been getting my MRJ fix regularly from a mom and pop local magazine shop for years.  I asked the owner if he could get it, he did and the rest is history.

 

Having switched to 7mm a year ago, I find that Hornby mag is the only mainstream publication that caters, albeit in a small way, to 7mm.  I cancelled the others.

 

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#11 Captain Kernow

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 14:17

I think it’s a national treasure.

That would make it the Judy Dench of model railway magazines.


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#12 NHY 581

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Posted 22 January 2018 - 14:24

That would make it the Judy Dench of model railway magazines.



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#13 BR60103

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 03:01

I believe the Great British Train Show will have a clearance of old MRJs.



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Posted 25 January 2018 - 15:46

.... I think it’s a national treasure.

 
That would make it the Judy Dench of model railway magazines.


Mrs. Trellis, surely?

#15 Regularity

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 17:43

Great post. I certainly don’t take MRJ for granted and love it’s esoteric nature and way of doing things. Very British!
Following the link says 260 is due out 25.1....

Yes, and so it was.

#16 truffy

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 18:32

I've been amazed to find MRJ to be quite widely available in mainstream newsagents here in Oz. 

 

Strange, because on my last trip to the UK I was able to pick up MR, BRM, and RM. But didn't come across MRJ, despite visiting several newsagents (including three branches of a nationwide retailer). 



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Posted 27 January 2018 - 19:59

I believe the Great British Train Show will have a clearance of old MRJs.

 

Yes, I have my name down for the two I'm missing.

 

John



#18 Tim Dubya

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:52

The ultimate train porn publication.


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Posted 31 January 2018 - 17:24

The ultimate train porn publication.

 

Just Googled 'train porn' and didn't see MRJ in the interesting results - whoops, thought I was posting this on the SOS Junction thread

 

Silly Billy


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#20 Hroth

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 21:01

Mrs. Trellis, surely?

Only if you live in Colwyn Bay.......


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