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  1. A warm welcome readers and viewers to our penultimate issue of BRM for 2021! Copies are available to download* from www.pocketmags.com/BRM today, or pick up copies in stores from October 7.

    *Digital edition copies include the latest issue of Engineering in Miniature, three bonus articles, plus many extra videos and photographs.

     

    Subscribers and digital edition readers will have access to the November WOR TV content, featuring 'Davidson Parkway' – a WCML tribute, a practical guide for scribing and bending plastic sheet for models, plus an introductory guide to DC vs. DCC model railway control.

     

    Inside this issue:

     

    LAYOUTS

    'Davidson Parkway' (OO). Constructed by a Network Rail engineer, this West Coast Main Line tribute boasts a quad track continuous loop, and impressive station terminus.

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    'Catsfield' (OO). From formative memories, came this picture-perfect model, with life-like qualities. Nick Palette explains his journey into fact-based fiction.

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    'Melcombe Magna' (O). Indoor operation for gloomy winter evenings, or outdoor operation for more clement weather – this feature-filled layout permits both.

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    PRACTICAL BRM
    Our practical demonstrations this issue include...

     

    Building a narrow gauge engine shed...

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    How to model overgrowth...

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    Create a harbour scene...

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    Update older rolling stock...

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    Also this issue, we also share why Barnstaple could make an ideal prototype for a dual gauge interchange layout...

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    REVIEWS

    Reviews Galore! This issue, we look at...


    Bachmann's V2 for 'OO'...

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    Heljan's Class 31/4 for 'O'...

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    Hornby's Playtrains range...

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    Minerva Model's Wooden Mink van for 'O'...

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    Plus reviews and prototype features on Revolution Trains' FWA 'Ecofret wagons for 'N'...

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    ...and the N Gauge Society's Hunslet 0-6-0DH 'N'.

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    All this, and the latest news, books and products to arrive, and much more!

    The November 2021 issue of BRM, available to download from www.pocketmags.com/BRM today, or pick up a copy in stores from October 7.

     

    We hope you enjoy your model railway fix!

    H

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  2. The nights are drawing in once more, and with that comes a return to the hobby for many – time for a little inspiration? Our October 2021 issue of BRM with World Of Railways TV is on sale now as a digital edition from www.pocketmags.com/BRM and in stores from September 9.

     

    Digital edition copies feature a mammoth 42 extra images, 11 videos and 3 bonus article!

     

    Inside

    *Includes three WOR TV videos featuring 'Copenhagen Fields' (2mm scale), make an industrial narrow gauge feeder line diorama, and a cab ride on a 2ft gauge Bagnall at the Abbey Pumping Station Museum, Leicester.

    This issue we showcase three excellent layouts, 'Copenhagen Fields in 2mm scale...

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    A Duchess at Carlisle in OO gauge...

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    ...and Longnor in O-16.5.

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    Our practical tips this month include creating an industrial scene with a narrow gauge line...

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    optimising your baseboard design...

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    building a Southern Pride Mk. 1 BSO kit...

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    3D printing military wagons...

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    ...and anglicising a continental townhouse kit.

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    Our review section this month includes Oxford Rail's J27 0-6-0...

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    ... its 12T tank wagon...

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    Heljan's AEC railcar...

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    ...and L&BR 'Lyn'

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    Plus the latest new products, books and news! Visit www.pocketmags.com/BRM or pick up in stores from September 9 to get your copy!

     

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  3. Welcome to our September 2021 issue of BRM, introducing our first videos for World of Railways TV, for digital readers and print subscribers! Available digitally now from www.pocketmags.com/BRM, and in stores.

    A varied assortment of content this month, but centre-most is our focus on viaducts. Inspirational modelling advice, with some excellent prototypes to consider – a challenging prospect for the modeller looking to push the boundaries!

     

    WOR TV this month features: 'Heaton Lodge Junction' – an interview with Simon George, model boats for railway modellers, and a tour of bridges and viaducts for model inspiration.

     

    LAYOUTS
    The diverse model railways inside this issue include: 'Heaton Lodge' (O). With more than 100 baseboards, and measuring more than 180ft in length, Britain’s Biggest Model Railway is now complete and ready to hit the road...

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    ...'Watery Lane Sidings' (OO). Dave Hall further refined his already highly-accomplished scrapyard scene, while avoiding the stereotypical operational quirks of smaller layouts...

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    ...and 'Rushwick' (OO). The fruit of lockdown labour, this branch line terminus is a lesson in prototype observation, recycling and using what is to hand...

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    PRACTICAL BRM

    Meanwhile our practical advice includes ideas to light your layout...

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    construct a viaduct...

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    build an industrial unit card kit...

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    And an introduction to weathering with model powders...

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    Our favourite model railway viaducts...

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    Don't miss our round-up of the latest news, a prototype inspiration feature on viaducts...

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    ...prototype history of 21T wagons...

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    ...plus this month's new product arrivals.

     

    REVIEWS

    Reviewed in this issue is Accurascale's 21T mineral wagons...

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    AME Model / DMG Electech's DC/DCC control system...

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    Kernow MRC's 10T road vans...

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    Accurascale's Coil A wagons...

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    DCC Concept's rolling roads...

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    ... and Irish Railway Models' A Class...

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    Available digitally now from www.pocketmags.com/BRM, and in stores.

    Enjoy your issue!

    H

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