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In Smiffs at Lancaster today - lots of interest - Potterbourne looks very interesting and has come over very well indeed - ISTR that the feature layout, Trenglos has been covered before, or was that in RM?

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Not got my subscription copy yet, usually turns up the day before the shops have it, or the same day.

 

Last time it didn't arrive, I called the subs dept and was told to wait a week then call again if it still had not turned up. It didn't, so a replacement copy was sent.

 

Twice HM has got 'lost' before. But MR only once, and I have been a subscriber to MR for a very long time.

 

Annoying, but both mags put the situation right within a reasonable time frame.

 

 

EDIT: Latest HM has just been delivered, postman did the neighbours' houses before coming here, thought we had no mail!

 

Now for a long read!

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In Smiffs at Lancaster today - lots of interest - Potterbourne looks very interesting and has come over very well indeed - ISTR that the feature layout, Trenglos has been covered before, or was that in RM?

 

Hi

 

Treneglos has appeared before - it was in Hornby Mag's 2nd yearbook. Mike Wild asked that we write a subsequent article covering something different from the normal baseboards, track, electrics, scenery etc layout description. This article concentrates on the motive power that ran on the North Cornwall and includes a number of new photos that didn't appear in the yearbook. The yearbook has a much smaller circulation than the monthly mag and Mike was keen than the layout was seen by a larger audience.

 

The finished article does have some subtle changes from my submitted draft and one in particular now makes a statement which isn't true... There's a section that mentions which locos didn't run West of Exeter. My original text said this:

 

"Whilst looking at what did run on the NCR, it’s probably worth also mentioning which other RTR Southern locomotives didn’t or couldn’t run there:

• Bulleid’s Merchant Navy class were never known to have run west of Exeter Central due to their weight

• The rebuilds of Bulleid’s lightweight pacifics (West Country & Battle of Britain) were heavier than the originals and too heavy for the Padstow line

• Maunsell’s King Arthurs only occasionally reached Meldon Quarry"

 

The revised / shortened text gives the impression that rebuilt Bulleid light pacifics didn't run West of Exeter. This of course isn't true - they were eventually cleared to run on the line through Okehampton and Tavistock to Plymouth. I'm expecting a number of "dear sirs" in the September letters page correcting this!

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Since nobody else has done it, here's the contents:

 

Treneglos - Layout feature OO North Cornwall - 8pp

Scenes from Life - Street scenes - 6pp

Liveries of Privatisation - Express Passenger Trains - 6pp

Hatton Parkway - Building N layout Part 2 - 6pp

Beginner's Guide to Airbrushing - 6pp

Widnes Vine Yard - Layout feature 10pp

Free kit - Scalescenes narrow boat

Reality Check - The Brighton Belle - 4pp

Favourite Models - Minic Motorways - 2pp

Parker's Guide - Building GW Minks - 4pp

Potterbourne - Layout feature OO GWR - 8pp

Railway Realism - Motorail - 4pp

 

plus reviews, letters, etc..

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  • RMweb Gold

Since nobody else has done it, here's the contents:

 

Treneglos - Layout feature OO North Cornwall - 8pp

Scenes from Life - Street scenes - 6pp

Liveries of Privatisation - Express Passenger Trains - 6pp

Hatton Parkway - Building N layout Part 2 - 6pp

Beginner's Guide to Airbrushing - 6pp

Widnes Vine Yard - Layout feature 10pp

Free kit - Scalescenes narrow boat

Reality Check - The Brighton Belle - 4pp

Favourite Models - Minic Motorways - 2pp

Parker's Guide - Building GW Minks - 4pp

Potterbourne - Layout feature OO GWR - 8pp

Railway Realism - Motorail - 4pp

 

plus reviews, letters, etc..

 

 

Bit of a quiet one for you this month Ian ;) Now, how many of the 2010 challenge layouts will appear with an aquaduct with the free narrow boat kit rather than an overbridge disguising the fiddle yard entrance :lol:

 

Nice kit tho, will have to make it sometime, will look good on Summat Colliery :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Bought my copy today

 

Bit bemused by the free kit for the narrow boat - the owning company.

 

Is it a Wildism ?

 

Burrows Horton & Layton Ltd

 

[sounds like]

 

Fellows Morton & Clayton Ltd the very large canal haulage operation.

 

Good issue this month

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