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It's mid-summer and there's plenty of model inspiration in the August Scenery Special issue of BRM, on-sale now from pocketmags.com/BRM


Inside you'll find...




Sandy Shores (009)


Jamie Warne takes us on a whistle-stop tour of his sandy seaside railway, with practical tips.


Bierley Sewage Works (O-14)


Internal narrow gauge railways were the backbone for many industrial locations. Simon Hargraves’ 014 gauge micro layout is a prime example.


Riddings Junction (OO)


A change of residence afforded Robert Fickling the opportunity to create this well-observed layout.




How to make custom card buildings


Kevin Phare provides a masterclass in architectural model construction using a renewable material in plentiful supply.


How to create an industrial scene


Michael Russell explores a seldom-seen range of continental kits to construct customisable brick-built warehouse architecture.


How to make a wire fence


Obligatory on Britain’s railways for safety and legal reasons, Kevin Phare demonstrates how a variant of this common lineside feature can be added to your model railway.


The BRM guide to model grass


This scenic staple is provided by many suppliers, but ranges and their availability can vary. Howard Smith’s overview will help you make a more informed choice.


BRM meets: Finescale Model World


Phil Parker visits the Black Country to meet with Finescale Model World and uncover the history of its scenic creations.


Sustainable Modelling


The environment is one of this century’s biggest conundrums. Howard Smith looks at solutions for creating model scenery, without adversely impacting on the scenery of our planet.




Billy Bookcase: Build a OO9 gauge layout


Phil Parker builds the second layout in this series, in an increasingly popular gauge, perfect for small spaces. From start to finish, read how.



Young modellers at Pendon


Pendon Museum’s half-term workshops are encouraging youngsters to become involved with model-making. Howard Smith visited to discover more.


Review: Dapol JHA Hopper


Due for release later this year to accompany its forthcoming Class 59, Simon Bendall examines the first decorated samples.


Review: Hornby SR Bulleid 59ft stock


Tony Wright takes a closer look at this new range of Southern Region coaches for modellers of the post-war to late-1960s.


Review: Heljan Class 37/4


The latest diesel-electric 'tractor' from the manufacturer is an opportunity for Howard Smith to cast a critical eye.


New Books

This month's new arrivals on our shelves are diverse, from books on modelling the early railways to a 2019 main line rail guide.


Tail Lamp

John Lloyd of Green Scene reflects on the evolution of model railway scenery, with insight on ranges old and new.


Don't miss your copy, available to download from pocketmags.com/BRM from July 11. Or, pick up a copy in stores from July 18.




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Hi all,


The new issue is available to download now. CLICK HERE.



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And, in this episode of BRM TV, exclusive to BRM print and digital subscribers:



Sidmouth with its wonderfully scratch-built scenery.




Phil Parker demonstrates the art of making your model grass look more accurate.




Howard Smith creates a small diorama using new kits and grass sheets.


Watch it now on BRM TV, visit www.world-of-railways.co.uk/brm to subscribe today!

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I wish the photos on page 34 and 79 of the print version were of a higher quality than, that reproduced in this edition.   Really really poor. 

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Here's a look at what's on this episode of BRM TV, free to BRM print and digital subscribers. You'll find plenty of inspiration and practical projects to spark interest in your layout scenery.




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