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  1. 7mm Narrow Gauge Association publishes handbook Read more here: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/news/7mm-narrow-gauge-association-publishes-handbook
  2. And... in this episode of BRM TV (digital format) for BRM subscribers and BRM digital subscribers, we scale down for a tour of ‘Chrilvinton Road’ – an animated and achievable N gauge layout, which makes great use of proprietary kits. Meanwhile, I airbrush a road vehicle, and Phil Parker explains how servos operate using a working model gate: Enjoy! H
  3. Welcome RMwebbers to the September 2020 issue of BRM. If you've grown tired of this strange summer, rest assured, we can provide a little normality and comfort (in model form, of course...) with this issue. From blue sky daydreaming to Turneresque impressionism, our four delectable layouts in N, OO and O gauges have different takes on areas of our country, each packed with ideas for your current, or future model railway project. Don't miss the issue, download a copy from Friday August 7 from www.pocketmags.com/BRM LAYOUTS Here's an image selection of model railways inside to whet your appetite... Harlyn Pier (O) Trinity Dock Street Bridge (OO) Chrilvinton Road (N) Ladmanlow Sidings (OO) Still not enough inspiration in the above? Sit tight, there's plenty more... PRACTICAL BRM Learn how to place people on your layout for best effect to tell a story... I construct a custom layout vehicle as selected by you, our social media followers... Build a motorised fairground ride kit with lights; Phil Parker demonstrates... And, Jaimie Warne, an accomplished young modeller creates this superb farm diorama... PRODUCTS AND FEATURES Plus, great layout animations! Tired of your layout looking static? We present a number of remedies for guaranteed interest... Andy York reviews Hornby's 0-2-2 Rocket... ... and Locomotion Models Class 33... We also share highlights of the latest model railway news, review the latest railway literature and present new model railway accessories. DIGITAL EDITION BONUS FEATURES Our digital edition readers are treated to five videos this month, including: Creating a farmyard diorama Layout photography tips How to use image programmes to 'stack' photographs KR Models interview and model announcements Footplate models interview and model updates And two bonus features on summer trains to the coast... ... and figure painting... Still not satisfied? How about the latest issue of Traction magazine included with the issue – an amazing source of ideas for diesel fans of the last century, packed with prototype photographs and another great layout, too! This month sees a great feature on Haymarket Depot in the 1980s... Plus, Scorbiton (OO) offers a terrific slice of diesel action... All of this unmissable model and prototype railway activity is live and available to download from pocketmags.com/BRM from Friday, August 7. Happy reading and watching! H
  4. What is EFE Rail? Read more here: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/news/what-is-efe-rail
  5. Bachmann unveils 2020 products and a new brand Read more here: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk//News/Bachmann-unveils-2020-products-and-a-new-brand
  6. Hornby unveils 'Terrier' exclusive for Collectors Club Read more here: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/news/Hornby-unveils-terrier-exclusive-for-collectors-club
  7. First look: Dapol N gauge HST-P production samples Read more here: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/news/first-look-Dapol-n-gauge-hst-p-production-samples/
  8. Innovative modular wall sections from Dexter's Cove Read more here: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/news/innovative-modular-wall-sections-from-dexters-cove/
  9. Urban decay creeps into the subject matter for the final round of our See it/Make it Challenge, with a Hornby Class 66 in DB Schenker livery up for grabs. The final round of our See it/Make it challenge is set to test your abilities of weathering and adding patina to your model buildings. Inspired by the below photograph taken in Truro, we'd like you to match (as closely as possible) the empty shop in model form. Here's something to grab your attention, too – the winner of this challenge will receive a Hornby Class 66 (R3778) in DB Schenker livery, worth £74.99! Read more here: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/Techniques/the-see-it-make-it-challenge-round-six
  10. No problem Chris, if you PM me your address, I'll get your shiny new prize in the post to you. H
  11. SEE IT/MAKE IT CHALLENGE: ROUND FIVE WINNER Read more here: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/wor/news/see-it-make-it-challenge-round-five-winner/
  12. Revolution to produce Class A tank and 'Zander' wagons; receives 'Cemflo' decorated samples Read more here: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/wor/news/revolution-to-produce-class-a-tank-and-zander-wagons-receives-cemfl/
  13. Revolution Trains proposes re-run of 'Pendolinos' for 'N' Read more here: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/wor/news/revolution-trains-proposes-re-run-of-pendolinos-for-n/
  14. SEE IT/MAKE IT CHALLENGE: ROUND FIVE WINNER Read more here: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/news/see-it-make-it-challenge-round-five-winner
  15. First look: Cavalex Models' OO gauge TEA Read more here: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/news/first-look-cavalex-models-oo-gauge-tea
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