Hello modellers, non-modellers, potential modellers and armchair dreamers.
Welcome to the March 2020 issue of BRM, on-sale from January 24 as a digital edition from pocketmags.com/BRM
These winter evenings are still long and spring seems an eternity away - so here's a little reading and video watching for you:
In this episode of BRM TV:
Hills of the North (OO) - Shap summit modelled in OO
Ballasting track - a recap on the essentials
Bachmann's V2 - exclusive first test
It's Hornby's centenary - I hope readers approve of our bold cover choice! Inside, we host features reflecting on the past, present and future of this long-standing model manufacturer.
Hills of the North (OO). The sight and sounds of steam locomotives climbing this most-arduous of West Coast Main Line peaks have been forever immortalised by its builder.
Blueball Summit (N). Struggling to build his vision in a defined space, Andrew Bartlett changed scale to discover a horizon of new opportunities.
High Trees Junction (OO). Deploying ingenious solutions, Mike Lynch’s model railway has been an experiment in forced perspective and reduced modelling costs.
Campbell's Quarry (16mm). This animated quarry layout featured in the March 2019 issue of BRM. We revisit the scene for an update on its new extension.
How to create lineside variety. There’s more to the other side of the fence than green grass, as Michael Russell explains with the creation of a series of scenic additions ideal for your next layout.
The Salt Union at Runcorn. Ahead of BRM’s new project layout build, Stephen Rabone, Editor of Traction Magazine, highlights the rail-served salt industry of Runcorn and its fascinating RailFreight operations in the last-century.
Enhance Hornby's Family Fun Project. We gave Phil Parker a Hornby Family Fun Project to build, but asked him to develop the scenery a step further from the instructions.
NEWS, REVIEWS AND FEATURES
Hornby 2020 announcements. BRM was invited to attend a presentation by Hornby of its 2020 new model range held at
its Margate headquarters.
BRM meets... Hornby. As Hornby kicks off its centenary celebrations, we catch up with Marketing and Development Director, Simon Kohler, to learn more about what’s in store for the iconic manufacturer.
Hornby landmark locomotives. Our beloved manufacturer of model railways has reached its centenary. Andy York reflects on landmark creations from its history.
Hornby's most daring moments. Hornby has never been afraid to create innovative and unusual products. Phil Parker uncovers a few from his model cupboard...
First Look: Bachmann V2
Review Hattons Class 66
Review: Hornby LMS 20T brake vans
Review: Hornby LSWR 20T/24T brake vans
Download your copy from January 24 at www.pocketmags.com/BRM or pick up a copy in stores from January 30.