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Magwatch: Hornby Mag # 57 March 2012





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#1 Physicsman

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 14:52

I don't know why there are still no posts for this month's mag (perhaps Phil Parker is on holiday), so here are the contents. Sorry, no cover pic...

Update: new model news

Model Rail Scotland preview and list of exhibitors

Layout: Market Weighton - steam era 00 (1955 - 1965)

Bach-to-basics: Baseboards

Modifying the Bachmann Derby Lightweight DMU

Building a "Whale" ballast wagon

Update on RTR 00 models avialable/not available - Steam and Modern Image

Letters

Carriage Weathering

Layout: St Stephens Road 00 (1952 - 1962)

Which is the best DCC system for me?

Reviews: Hornby Brighton Belle / Hornby B1 / Bachmann cl 350/1 Desiro / etc

Reality Check: BR EMI Electrics

Layout: Nine Mills N gauge (1950s - 1960s)

Staff Projects

Railway Realism: Bridges pt. 2

Not a bad issue, but regurgitation from the Yearbook commences, with 8 pages of St Stephens.

Jeff

Edited by Physicsman, 15 February 2012 - 14:52 .


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 14:58

I found it a good enough read.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 16:15

Not a bad issue, but regurgitation from the Yearbook commences, with 8 pages of St Stephens.

Jeff


Agreed not a bad issue overall, and, as I haven't purchased the Yearbook, not to bothered by any regurgitation, although I do wonder whether St Stephens Road is an attempt to set a new record for the most fiddle yards(4?) in a relatively compact space.

#4 steve1

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 17:52

Should anyone be interested, the Market Weighton layout has now found a new home and will be moving to Pickering in the future. The new owner intends to set it up in a dedicated building and it will be viewable in due course.

steve

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 13:27

Looking forward to seeing what Mike Wild comes up with when he lays the track in "Project 12" and ventures into open-baseboard territory.

Jeff

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 16:29

I bought this mag and thought it was very good.Dont buy it all the time but think its getting better and better every time I do get it(if that makes sense?).

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 19:08

I don't know why there are still no posts for this month's mag (perhaps Phil Parker is on holiday), so here are the contents. Sorry, no cover pic...


Sorry - quite the opposite. It's half term this week so the theatre I work in has been busy. I've seen Happy Feet 2 twice and War Horse 3 times. That plus blood donors, weightwatchers, a broadway show thing and at least two others. No time for model making either !

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 19:38

Sorry - quite the opposite. It's half term this week so the theatre I work in has been busy. I've seen Happy Feet 2 twice and War Horse 3 times. That plus blood donors, weightwatchers, a broadway show thing and at least two others. No time for model making either !

Phil


Oh, dear! Well, sorry Phil, I can't quite fill your shoes - especially as I was unable to provide the "obligatory" cover pic!

I'm sure the films will have given you plenty of modelling inspiration!!

Jeff

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:25

I had a quick flick through this latest issue in Tescos yesterday. I don't often buy it and unfortunately I can't agree with others that it has been improving over the recent months. In fact the batch I looked at all had very darkly printed photos with a lurrid purple cast. The mags stayed on the shelf and the money stayed in my pocket. My recommendation is to avoid, but each to their own.

G.

#10 Barry Ten

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 23:59

Not a bad issue, but regurgitation from the Yearbook commences, with 8 pages of St Stephens.

Jeff


I was very disappointed with this. I could see some slight justification for reprinting material from last
year in the current yearbook (although I wouldn't really approve of that) but definitely not this
way round. Even the yearbook was a bit underwhelming this year, so on this basis I'm not sure
I'd bother with the next one.

Good to see Market Weighton though.

#11 Bernard Lamb

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:51

Oh dear.
The Hornby B1 review.
If the review in RM merits 9 out of 10 (see my comments ) then this deserves a minus.
Bernard

#12 Physicsman

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 20:57

I was very disappointed with this. I could see some slight justification for reprinting material from last
year in the current yearbook (although I wouldn't really approve of that) but definitely not this
way round. Even the yearbook was a bit underwhelming this year, so on this basis I'm not sure
I'd bother with the next one.


Glad to see someone else shares my point of view.

Jeff

#13 RedgateModels

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:02

I got all excited lat night reading the wishlist article. In the mainline diesels table it states that the class 37's were first built in 1958 - so a green one could appear on Summat Colliery. All other sources on the Internet say 1960 :(

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 11:49

First 37 was sept 1960.

#15 Geoff Endacott

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:29

I got all excited lat night reading the wishlist article. In the mainline diesels table it states that the class 37's were first built in 1958 - so a green one could appear on Summat Colliery. All other sources on the Internet say 1960 Posted Image


That table is hopeless. There are far too many errors in what purports to be a factual article. Did NBL really build 158 Class 21s? The build totals for classes 25 and 27 are also wrong, as are some of the class introduction and withdrawal dates.

Geoff Endacott

Edited by Geoff Endacott, 07 March 2012 - 12:30 .


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Posted 07 March 2012 - 21:08

I was very disappointed with this. I could see some slight justification for reprinting material from last
year in the current yearbook (although I wouldn't really approve of that) but definitely not this
way round. Even the yearbook was a bit underwhelming this year, so on this basis I'm not sure
I'd bother with the next one.

Good to see Market Weighton though.


Yeah, I've given up buying yearbooks now, the first was a re-hash of the first year's magazines, the second was largely new material - that was subsequently re-used in the next year's magazines, the third yearbook was a re-hash of the previous year's magazine....there's a pattern developing!
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April edition landed on my doormat today, can't do a contents list yet as I've got a VAT return to do, and half the neighbourhood's tellies to retune, as it's stage one of DSO here today :-/

Edited by spamcan61, 07 March 2012 - 21:09 .


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Posted 08 March 2012 - 18:03

... Did NBL really build 158 Class 21s?


Yeah, there were a hundred for the strategic reserve.

Ask BD, he knows :senile:
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 18:49

Finally received this issue today, 16.03., thank goodness for express delivery! :nono:

Cheers.

Andy,
Burlington, Ont.







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