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It's come round again – our last issue of BRM for 2020, but by no means our least – we'd like to think you'll get lots of advice and ideas from it. Digital copies of the issue go on-sale tomorrow at pocketmags.com/BRM, and print copies are available from November 5, but in the meantime, to whet your appetite, let's look at what's inside...


A full episode of BRM TV, featuring 'Woodcroft' – Market Deeping MRC's repaired EM gauge layout, following its destruction by vandals. Plus, Howard Smith begins an 'aid to scratch-building' kit of a 7mm scale POA wagon, and Phil Parker weathers a Dapol N gauge Class 50.


Inside this issue:




Woodcroft (EM)



Sheep Dip (OO)



Falahill (N)



Practical BRM


How to model graffiti



How to build a whitemetal railcar



How to build a canal






Prototype inspiration: railways with waterways (trackplan inside)



Evolving the train set (trackplan ideas inside)





Bachmann 1P


Graham Farish 8F



Murphy Models 121 Class



Bachmann Thomas the Tank Engine


All this and more in the December 2020 issue of BRM, available to download from Friday, October 30, from www.pocketmags.com/BRM.

Print copies go on-sale November 5.

From all of us at BRM, happy reading, watching and modelling!


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Can I just say thanks to the team for the splendid  job made of presenting Sheep Dip, on my behalf, this month. 


It really does look lovely. Thank you. 



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Following a tip-off from a well-informed source, I looked first for Mr. York’s latest designs.  There, on page 76, the plan I sought.  Perhaps it’s that British sense of humour, but the English will persist in very clearly putting a label marking the “Secret Bunker” on their military plans, just to make sure everyone knows.  Will they ever learn?

Hat (fedora), trench coat (collars up), melts into the shadows...

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20 minutes ago, Keith Addenbrooke said:

Will they ever learn?


There's a brown tourist sign for it at down on the main road too. I'll store this useful instance up for when I next miss off the label for a building on a plan. It was a secret bunker. :biggrin_mini2:

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In the Letters Section on page 43,  re. Bob Willis' query on Telegraph pole insulators, and Tony Wrights reply, there's plenty of data available for a proper article on Telegraph poles, especially in Peter Kay's reprint of 'Railway Signalling and Communications ....' (ISBN 1 899890 24 6), which presumably BRM has on it's Library Resource Bookshelves, somewhere :jester:

Not knowing where this should be posted, but this should explain the brackets - an extract from the above book :


Insulator Bolts.jpg

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