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A warm welcome fellow modellers (and armchair modellers!) to the November 2019 issue of BRM, complete with a free copy of Narrow Gauge World 143 for digital readers. Download your edition now from www.pocketmags.com/brm or pick up a copy in stores from October 10.

 

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On this episode of BRM TV: Enjoy lengthy express trains on the East Coast Main Line with ‘Croft Spa’. We take a look at train set options for Christmas, plus, interviews and a look behind the scenes from Hornby Hobbies’ model railway exhibition at its Margate headquarters.

 

Inside this action-packed issue:

 

LAYOUTS
- Bewdley (OO) West Midlands (1960s)

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- Everbury (OO) S&D (1975-1985)

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- Croft Spa (N) East Coast Main Line (1957-1965)

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PRACTICAL BRM
- How to build an O gauge wagon

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- Inspiration for a ferry on your layout

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- Make an industrial from Heljan's 1361 0-6-0PT

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- Billy Bookcase: adapt a backscene and enhance buildings

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- Fit a close coupling solution to your stock

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PRODUCTS AND FEATURES
- BRM meets: Team Grantham

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- Review: Hornby 'Peckett' 0-6-0PT

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- Review: Darstaed Mk. 1 suburbans

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- Review: Hornby Mk. 2F coaches

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- Review: Dapol HIA wagon

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- Review: Bachmann 'Parrot' wagon

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- Review: Kernow PRA wagon

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- Guildex 2019 announcements
- Tail Lamp: Brian Macdermott from the wishlist poll team

 

All this and more in the November 2019 issue of BRM, with a free copy of Narrow Gauge World 143 for digital readers. Download your edition now from www.pocketmags.com/brm or pick up a copy in stores from October 10.

 

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My sub. copy just arrived; nice to see something of our GMRC adventure in print. Thanks to Howard / Debbie for nice job they've made of that. Hope the message about the late change of date got out in time - if you haven't already been there, there is a thread about the episode 5 / Heat 5 that we were in and which aired on Friday night in the GMRC section of the forum.

 

Looks a good issue (despite our three pages) with plenty of good layout articles to get stuck in to.

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So, what do you all like/dislike about this issue? Comments and feedback, please...

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So no -one has spotted the front cover anagram then?  (AM)

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Why the lack of track plans on most of the featured layouts? Most people I know like see the overall plan, that was always an annoying feature of MRJ.

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Delighted to see the the article on fitting the Keen close coupling system, I’ve got some to fit so the article is a great help.

 

Can I also mention the article in the previous issue explaining the ‘goods in’ and ‘goods out’ for sugar beet. Another really useful article - can we have similar ones for other industries please.

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13 hours ago, ardbealach said:

So no -one has spotted the front cover anagram then?  (AM)

Yep we did spot it but too late sadly. Apologies but we’re only human and despite lots and lots of checking these things happen!

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I noticed on visiting my local supermarket that BRM was on the shelf, but as I was unable to browse I gave it a miss.

 

I seem to remember a while back on the old forum that a post said that the plastic sleeves were being dropped?

 

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On 27/10/2019 at 02:00, Wayne 37901 said:

I noticed on visiting my local supermarket that BRM was on the shelf, but as I was unable to browse I gave it a miss.

 

I seem to remember a while back on the old forum that a post said that the plastic sleeves were being dropped?

 

 

It's been discussed countless times before, but that issue would have been on-sale with a copy of Narrow Gauge World. The only way to ensure the two stay together is to bag them. The contents of the issue were posted at the beginning of this thread...

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5 hours ago, Howard Smith said:

 

It's been discussed countless times before, but that issue would have been on-sale with a copy of Narrow Gauge World. The only way to ensure the two stay together is to bag them. The contents of the issue were posted at the beginning of this thread...

 

That's fair enough. I did see the content at the start but didn't realise it was the full list, my fault.

 

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Is the 'bag' used to contain the 2 mags biodegradable? Such things are possible, The Guardian uses a potato starch composition for theirs.

 

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13 hours ago, steve1 said:

Is the 'bag' used to contain the 2 mags biodegradable? Such things are possible, The Guardian uses a potato starch composition for theirs.

 

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Biodegradable, no - though I'm led to believe it is recyclable...

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10 hours ago, Howard Smith said:

 

Biodegradable, no - though I'm led to believe it is recyclable...

Only if your local authority collects plastic film - and most do not. The magazine is infinitely more recyclable than its packaging.

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On 12/10/2019 at 22:47, kipford said:

Why the lack of track plans on most of the featured layouts? Most people I know like see the overall plan, that was always an annoying feature of MRJ.

 

Speaking of my own train set- the bit out front is a straight double-track main line with a crossover in the station on the left and a kickback siding to the carriage dock at the end of the platform.  Three points in total out front.  The fiddle yard is more interesting but mags mostly don't show fiddle yards these days....

 

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I liked the Bewdley layout a lot.  It's hard to see in the photo, but I think the brickwork under the skew arch (one of my favourite examples) is correct.  There's some horrible 60s/70s housing on the side of the viaduct opposite the town these days, which is probably why it was modelled a few decades ago.

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1 hour ago, rogerzilla said:

I liked the Bewdley layout a lot.  It's hard to see in the photo, but I think the brickwork under the skew arch (one of my favourite examples) is correct.  There's some horrible 60s/70s housing on the side of the viaduct opposite the town these days, which is probably why it was modelled a few decades ago.

 

Indeed...

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That's it, thanks.  Only the big road arch is a skew with the helical brick courses; the rest are conventional.

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