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Hi everybody, I'm Andrew Charman, Editor of Narrow Gauge World magazine, and this is my first posting since the magazine was acquired by Warners Group - we on the magazine are looking forward to an exciting future with Warners! I'm still getting my head around how RM Web works so if I make a mistake with my postings bear with me!

 

For those that don't know the magazine, we regard ourselves as the specialist title for all of those whose railway interest lies under 4ft 8.5in gauge, and each issue contains a mix of latest news and features from UK and global lines, period insights into railways of the past including those long lost, locomotive profiles with drawings that will be useful to modellers, superb colour photography and a modelling section which we are looking forward to expanding alongside our new sister title British Railway Modelling.

 

We currently publish nine issues a year, monthly in the summer 'high season' and bi-monthly in the winter, and the November-December issue, in the shops on Friday 30th October, is the first of our three bi-monthly editions.

 

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Inside this issue you will find;

 

Features

 

* Sandstone's Wilf Mole on how they are trying to stop the destruction of railway heritage in South Africa

* A visit to the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway to hear how the line is looking forward to its second hundred years

* The traumas of trying to purchase a ticket at Darjeeling station

* The second part of the Bagnall story, looking at the later locos

* A fascinating industrial line in a Bavarian bog

* A day at the Great Bush Railway in a Sussex park.

 

Also

 

* The latest news from the narrow gauge in the UK and beyond, including the return of steam to Transylvania, progress on the new-build Lynton & Barnstaple 'Lyn' and the purchase of more trackbed for it to eventually run on, how an Isle of Man bridge earned an industry accolade, the longest Leighton Buzzard train, interesting goings-on in the Forest of Dean, the battle to avoid 'demolition by neglect' of a New Zealand steam icon, and more!

* Superb photography from NGW's team of skilled snappers, focusing on the recent not-seen-before Gala events at the Vale of Rheidol and Penrhyn lines

* Modelling, including a 3D-printed 009 build of a Polish forestry loco

* The latest books and DVDs to while away the winter nights with

* Where one can still see UK narrow gauge in action this winter.

 

Narrow Gauge World can be found at High Street outlets and we'll soon be announcing a new and tempting subscription offer – keep checking back. Meanwhile I'd welcome comments and discussions with any RMWeb member on all matters narrow gauge.   

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this is my first posting . . . . . . . . I'm still getting my head around how RM Web works so if I make a mistake with my postings bear with me!

Not bad for a first effort. Welcome aboard and I'm sure all the narrow gauge enthusiasts here look forward to further posts and news from the Narrow Gauge World. I'll get my next copy from you at Swanley and hope I can be tempted by your subs offer as that will make sure I don't forget which month it is and if I need to go shopping or not!

 

 

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Not bad for a first effort. Welcome aboard and I'm sure all the narrow gauge enthusiasts here look forward to further posts and news from the Narrow Gauge World. I'll get my next copy from you at Swanley and hope I can be tempted by your subs offer as that will make sure I don't forget which month it is and if I need to go shopping or not!

 

 

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Hi Mike,

 

It'll be Ben Jones and I on the NGW stand at Swanley so please come and say hello. We will be running a special subs offer at the show, but it will be limited so please come and see us early to avoid missing out.

 

Thanks,

 

Steve

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Not bad for a first effort. Welcome aboard and I'm sure all the narrow gauge enthusiasts here look forward to further posts and news from the Narrow Gauge World. I'll get my next copy from you at Swanley and hope I can be tempted by your subs offer as that will make sure I don't forget which month it is and if I need to go shopping or not!

 

 

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Yes sadly this is the one year in five that I have to miss Swanley as it clashes with a board meeting and members forum at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway at which I am a Trustee. I will be there in spirit! Always enjoy ExpoNG and am sad to miss it this year.

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Hi Mike,

 

It'll be Ben Jones and I on the NGW stand at Swanley so please come and say hello. We will be running a special subs offer at the show, but it will be limited so please come and see us early to avoid missing out.

 

Thanks,

 

Steve

Leaving Derby at 5.00am with Phil Traxson and the Port Wynnstay trade stand but once I arrive I transfer my duties to Paul Martin of EDM Models - hopefully I'll get to see you before the show opens otherwise it will probably be after lunch as we get so busy on the stand - Paul takes the questions and I take the cash (or credit card!)

 

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Yes sadly this is the one year in five that I have to miss Swanley as it clashes with a board meeting and members forum at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway at which I am a Trustee. I will be there in spirit! Always enjoy ExpoNG and am sad to miss it this year.

At least you won't have far to go . . . . . . .

 

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Back home after a very busy day at Swanley - met Steve and Ben and after signing up for a subscription, I came away with a Rotacraft Hobby Drill and attachments - much to the amusement of my colleagues as I'm well known as the group member who hasn't built a model in his life - but at least I can now read about it in Narrow Gauge World and then drill holes in something !!

 

 

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As someone whose interests lie more with the prototype than with models, I've been a subscriber from the first issue and have always appreciated the global coverage of NGW, the quality of photos and news items.  Nice to see the magazine getting a slot here on RMweb.

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Good luck with the Mag under your new ownership Andrew, having just come back from another week in Bala, (the Railway was Closed) I keep looking at Narrow Gauge for a future project, so now I need to buy a copy of NGW soon.

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