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Spring is here, though as I'm typing this, there's rain on its way – still plenty of time to model, then!

From projects little and large, we hope you'll find the contents of our April issue of interest, from micro-layouts to box room-filling creations, with a sprinkling of quality and diverse practical 'how-to' articles throughout. 

 

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The digital edition of this issue is available to purchase now, from pocketmags.com/BRM or get your copy in stores from March 25. In the meantime, here's a glimpse of what's inside...

 

**Digital editions include free episode of BRM TV, featuring ‘Fisherton Sarum’ in OO gauge, a beginners’ guide to scales and gauges, plus advice for searching accurate plans from which to model.**

 

Layouts

 

Canute Road Quay (OO) – Southampton Docks provided the setting and inspiration for this compact quayside shunting layout, adaptable to cover different eras...

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Little Quarry (OO) – What commenced as a model railway build over which father and daughter would bond, soon escalated into this detailed micro-layout...

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The Mill (EM) – This competition-winning layout measures just five feet, yet welcomes viewers into the industrial heartlands of the North-West with a warm embrace...

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Practical BRM

 

Build an Aveling & Porter steam roller. Phil Parker uncovers a layout centerpiece model in a whitemetal kit...

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Creating different back gardens – Michael Russell presents scenic solutions to transform bland areas of private land into plots of character, each reflective upon its owners...

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Modelling York Station Hotel – Peter Smith rose to the challenge of condensing architectural grandeur into a workable, yet imposing model, true to its NER origins...

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How to model an abandoned wagon – layout detail can be found in the most unusual of places, though it’s more rewarding when added to overlooked items, as Howard Smith shares...

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Seeking unique vehicles for his layout, Paul King modified a die-cast model and plastic kit to create two London-based icons of off-road transport...

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Products & features 

 

2020 BRMA RESULTS – Your votes have been counted and triple-checked. Find out which manufacturers and retailers came out on top this year...

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Your inspirational modelling. Always on the hunt for great miniatures, we’ve selected our favourite examples, plus allocated a prize for the stand-out entry...

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Reviews

 

Hornby Mk. 1 RB. Howard Smith finds much interest in this new release from the manufacturer, available in guises suitable for modellers from the 1960s to the 2000s...

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Hattons 'Genesis' coaches. Phil Parker takes a closer look at these hotly-anticipated coaches from the retailer in both four- and six-wheel guises...

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Plus, Andy York examines The Model Centre's exclusive version of Heljan’s new Class 25...

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Pocketmags digital edition customers will be able to enjoy bonus content too, with eight extra videos and five bonus articles in addition to BRM TV.

 

All this and more in the April issue of BRM, available now from pocketmags.com/BRM or get your copy in stores from March 25.

 

We hope you enjoy the issue, and as always, happy modelling!

H

 

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It looks great...but I still haven't received my postal copy of the Spring edition, and no response from the Warners subscriptions team despite two emails over the last two weeks. Other post has been turning up during this time. I wouldn't normally post this sort of thing on here, but at least I know that it'll get read by someone who works for the magazine!

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43 minutes ago, Paul C said:

I know that it'll get read by someone who works for the magazine!

 

Drop me a PM with your name and address and subs number if you have it Paul and I'll prod the office on Monday.

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Should be a good issue.... 

 

Fisherton Sarum on BRM TV was a pleasant surprise (remind me to teach Howard how to pronounce ‘Sarum” next time I see him... :) ) 

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My subscription copy dropped through the letterbox this morning and after a first look it appears to be another good read with plenty of interesting articles and great photographs.

 

Many thanks to all the team.

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Errs No complaints on the London roads model article except that the content page say Pg 82 and it’s at page 112 at least in my digital version in pocket mags

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14 minutes ago, dana said:

Errs No complaints on the London roads model article except that the content page say Pg 82 and it’s at page 112 at least in my digital version in pocket mags

 

All the digital extra pages for the digital cause the problem - the contents page has to be designed for the print issue, and then we bung a load of goodies which, for technical reasons, need pages added to the copy.

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This isn't a complaint, so I haven't e-mailed the subscriptions team yet, but I'm just interested to understand how quickly one's first subscription copy turns up, after payment of the annual subscription fee? I took out a new subscription a couple of weeks ago, hoping to get the April edition as my first copy, but nothing has arrived yet.

 

Not a problem, just enquiring how long these things normally take.

 

If it's down to the post, then it's not the only thing that I'm expecting, that hasn't turned up yet!

 

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2 minutes ago, Captain Kernow said:

Not a problem, just enquiring how long these things normally take.

 

If it's down to the post, then it's not the only thing that I'm expecting, that hasn't turned up yet!

 

Give me a nudge on Tuesday Tim and I'll try and find out from subs. Anyway May's the important one. ;)

 

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