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#1 Steve1980

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 13:13

Good morning all,
 
As many of you will already know, the BRM April Digital Edition is now on-sale. This month's Digi Edition is once again packed with loads of extra content:
 
- Extra images of Treneglos
- Extra images of Winsor Hill
- Extra images of Albion Yard
- Exclusive Video: Hornby Hitachi IEP Class 800/0
- Exclusive Video: Hatton's Andrew Barlcay
- Exclusive Video: Bachmann Baldwin Class
 
The paper version goes on-sale on Thursday, March 29th.
 
Here's what inside:
 
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ON YOUR FREE DVD
A day at the Ffestiniog
A simple transfer tutorial
Interviewing a real-world coach-builder
The Clydach Railway
 
INSIDE THIS MONTH'S MAGAZINE
 
LAYOUTS
Treneglos (OO)
Winsor Hill (N)
Albion Yard (OO)
 
PRACTICAL
Tea break diorama
Scratch-build country cottages
Add suspension & flywheels
Turn a dilapidated barn into a stunning model
Project Layout: Didsbury Green is done!
 
NEWS & REVIEWS
Hornby Class 800
Hatton's Barclay
Kernow Turbot Wagon
Bachmann Teak Thompson
Bachmann Baldwin
 
OTHER STUFF
Cakebox Challenge
Grimy Times interview
Prototype Inspiration: Class 800
Prototype Inspiration: Baldwin
Tail Lamp

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#2 Steve1980

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 14:50

Here's our DVD preview:

 



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 15:26

Here's our DVD preview:

 

 

Didn't realise that there was a feature about Plastic Sleepers, I could have told you all about those, I lay claim to fame that I was the not only leading the team on the first day of laying the first plastic sleepers in the UK on the Cob on the Ffestiniog, but also laid the first one myself.

 

Great little segment on the Ffestiniog, brings back happy memories.

 

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 15:30

could of 

 

Could have. ;)


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 15:33

Could have. ;)

 

Now Corrected  :mail:

 

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 15:33

Nice to see Treneglos in BRM at last, I heard it only took six years of asking. ;) 


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 15:34

Something to look forward to from the postman. That makes a change.



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 15:36

Now Corrected  :mail:

 

Simon

 

Now go and stand in the corner and write it out 100 times.


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Posted 26 March 2018 - 20:11

Very enjoyable issue.


Great to see Albion Yard in print and loved the Black and White photos. For me, the highlight of the issue.


Very B.J Ashworth!!


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 04:56

There is an error message on my video.The videos from earlier editions are fine.



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 05:34

Nice to see Treneglos in BRM at last, I heard it only took six years of asking. ;)

 

Agreed - an iconic layout if ever there was one.  One thing puzzles me though: quite what is the relevance of the headline "Country and Western" on the cover?

 

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 06:38

For those wanting a bit more info about how Treneglos was built, here's our RMweb thread: http://www.rmweb.co....rnwall-railway/
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 07:27

what is the relevance of the headline "Country and Western" on the cover?


None whatsoever, I've been somewhat grumpy about these phrases of late. At least the vintage issue said what was in the tin.
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 07:36

None whatsoever, I've been somewhat grumpy about these phrases of late. At least the vintage issue said what was in the tin.

Next month will be 90s Indie....

Is it me or are the covers getting ever so busy? So much stuff shouting at you it's almost at the point where a cover photo is a waste of time - pity because it's an excellent photo.
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:00

Next month will be 90s Indie....

Is it me or are the covers getting ever so busy? So much stuff shouting at you it's almost at the point where a cover photo is a waste of time - pity because it's an excellent photo.

 

It looks busier because space has to be left for the DVD meaning there is a big chunk of cover unavailable for text. That said, newsstand sales do matter and experience shows that this means headlines to appeal to a casual audience.


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:13

It looks busier because space has to be left for the DVD meaning there is a big chunk of cover unavailable for text. That said, newsstand sales do matter and experience shows that this means headlines to appeal to a casual audience.


Country and Western though? Obviously trying to appeal to this casual audience...

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:14

There is an error message on my video.The videos from earlier editions are fine.

 

Redownloading the issue should fix this - there's been a link change...



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 08:50

Country and Western though? Obviously trying to appeal to this casual audience...

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I wouldn't go so far as saying the lead layout article was written by two well-known t**s.


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 09:03

It looks busier because space has to be left for the DVD meaning there is a big chunk of cover unavailable for text. That said, newsstand sales do matter and experience shows that this means headlines to appeal to a casual audience.

Another mag (non-railway) that I subscribe to does two editions, one for subscribers which only has the title and a photo on the cover and a separate newsstand edition with slightly reduced content and a busier cover design with those shouty attention grabbing captions.

https://singletrackw...com/magarchive/
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 10:02

It looks busier because space has to be left for the DVD meaning there is a big chunk of cover unavailable for text. That said, newsstand sales do matter and experience shows that this means headlines to appeal to a casual audience.


I'm never convinced by this argument. Who does the research and what magazines is it done on? How many sales does the shouty 'Hello' ' style headlines actually add and how many does it loose? Trying to find BRM amongst all the other red top shouty covers on the news stand in Smiths isn't always easy. Far from making the mag stand out it simply helps it blend in with all the other throw away mags that are destined for dentist waiting rooms which is a great shame and does the content no favours.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 10:23

I’ve often wondered about the ‘busy’ mag covers too, whilst not a turn off it rarely encourages me to look. This is a cover of Top Gear magazine for subscribers which to me appeals far more than a heavily typed front page, and I feel more attractive than their usual busy covers.
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One of the cycling magazines does a similar ‘cleaner’ cover for their subs readership.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 10:57

Redownloading the issue should fix this - there's been a link change...

Thanks Howard,now working.


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#23 Phil Parker

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 11:04

I'm never convinced by this argument. Who does the research and what magazines is it done on? How many sales does the shouty 'Hello' ' style headlines actually add and how many does it loose? Trying to find BRM amongst all the other red top shouty covers on the news stand in Smiths isn't always easy. Far from making the mag stand out it simply helps it blend in with all the other throw away mags that are destined for dentist waiting rooms which is a great shame and does the content no favours.

Jerry

 

The people running the magazines, especially the company owner, are very hot on cover design and content. There's a lot of analysis of sales after an issue has gone out. That's presumably why some mags produce a subscribers cover and a newsstand version.

 

Big pictures might look nice, but they don't sell the contents to the mass market I'm told. The man in Smiths wants to be told there is something in there for him to stand and read...


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 11:58

I wouldn't go so far as saying the lead layout article was written by two well-known t**s.

 

And the mag certainly has its fair share of on-line knockers.

The man in Smiths wants to be told there is something in there for him to stand and read...


Sounds like that is appealing to the browsers who stand and block the aisles, read the mag and then put it back without buying.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 12:02

Just be thankful I didn't do the cover.

 

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