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BRM September 2019 DCC SPECIAL

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Welcome everyone to the September 2019 issue of BRM, the running theme for which is Digital Command Control. From interviews with manufacturers, to professionals who provide DCC services with a sprinkling of helpful practical articles to boot - we hope you'll find solace in this issue to answer your digital questions.

On-sale this afternoon at pocketmags.com/BRM or available in stores from August 15.

 

LAYOUTS

 

Yorkshire Pennines (N): This exhibition crowd-pleaser demonstrates computer control excellence, with a surround-viewing experience.

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Gamston Bank (OO): Following an interesting career touring shows, this layout met a fiery end, though its locomotives live on.

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Derwent Road (O9): Set in the mid-1980s, this compressed model showcases authentic mid-century architecture.

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PRACTICAL

 

Modelling Autumn: Creating a seasonal shift from the summer on your model railway has never been easier, as Michael Russell shows.

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The BRM guide to DCC decoders: Howard Smith provides a quick guide to the most popular DCC decoders.

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Decoder functionality explored: Ian Mellors takes a closer look at advanced decoder features and their configuration.

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Hardwire a chip: Phil Parker fits a DCC decoder to a veteran Hornby Class 25. Here's how you can fit DCC to your older models, too.

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Fit a DCC uncoupler: Howard Smith installs an automatic uncoupler to a Hornby LNER J36.

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BRM meets Rail Exclusive: Howard Smith visits the UK distributor for Zimo DCC products.

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Behind the scenes: DCC Supplies’ Worcester store offers a great deal more than your average model shop, as Howard Smith discovers.

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Q+A with DCC Fitting: We collated your common questions on DCC and put them to the experts.

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Grandad's train set: Phil Parker creates this miniature train set diorama in a large scale.

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REVIEW

 

Bachmann ex-ROD 2-8-0 L&NWR Class MM: Andy York takes a closer look at this new tooling.

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Graham Farish TEAs: These new wagons are put to the test by Andy York.

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All this and more in the September 2019 issue of BRM, on-sale this afternoon at pocketmags.com/BRM or available in stores from August 15.

Happy reading!

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Hi guys, looks like the BRM TV link on the frontpage  of this issue needs an edit, it currently gives no result and points to: https//youtu.be/-VjYB4eayhg (sic).

 

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16 minutes ago, Mikkel said:

Hi guys, looks like the BRM TV link on the frontpage  of this issue needs an edit, it currently gives no result and points to: https//youtu.be/-VjYB4eayhg (sic).

 

 

Odd. It's playing for me (Android tablet) and I get the same link (but it won't play from copy/pasting the link).

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Hi Andy, looks like there's a colon missing after https. My browser (Chrome on Win 10) doesn't accept that. Works fine if I add the colon.

 

 

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Print edition arrived today. DCC supplier articles are interesting. Plenty more to read when I have a mo.

 

Minor typo in the book reviews, Malden is in Surrey but Maldon is in Essex :)

 

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Glad to be able to contribute, payment already invested in a set of Tim Horn baseboards :)

 

Please can you get my name right in the OP though Howard, it's gamekeeper not politician ........

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2 minutes ago, RedgateModels said:

Please can you get my name right in the OP though Howard, it's gamekeeper not politician

 

Fixed; apologies!

 

No photos in your Chelsea outfit?

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1 minute ago, AY Mod said:

 

Fixed; apologies!

 

No photos in your Chelsea outfit?

 

Glad someone understands my objection to the missing "s" LOL

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When will the print version be release to newsagents etc?

Thanks in advance

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Just now, davidw said:

When will the print version be release to newsagents etc?

Thanks in advance

 

Thursday this week. Subs copies are already out.

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Many thanks for such a quick reply...

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21 hours ago, RedgateModels said:

Glad to be able to contribute, payment already invested in a set of Tim Horn baseboards :)

 

Please can you get my name right in the OP though Howard, it's gamekeeper not politician ........

 

Apologies Ian, wrist duly smacked! :rolleyes:

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There was a great little article on how someone had converted a LMS brake and composite coach into a push and pull coach. Shame it wasn't a detailed 'how to', as I would of bought a copy.

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