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British Railway Modelling (BRM)

October 2021

British Railway Modelling (BRM) magazine provides exceptional coverage of the UK model railway hobby. We cover all eras and scales, giving readers quality content with superb photography. Practical 'How to' articles by our team of modelling experts. Product news and in-depth reviews. The best inspirational model railway layouts. Historical resources and helpful information. Plus much, much more.

Land:
United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Warners Group Publications Plc
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Monthly
6,23 €(Inkl. MwSt.)
49,88 €(Inkl. MwSt.)
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2 Min
welcome to october

Railway modelling is more than a hobby, it’s a community, and on occasion, we have our losses, the same as any family. Genuine friendships can be formed and developed over the years, paths cross at shows and events and we all become familiar with someone’s work and life both online and off. Understandably, we feel a loss when a popular member moves on to the workshop in the sky. Sadly, in the space of a month, we lost two extremely talented and generous members of RMweb, Gordon Stolliday and Mick Bonwick and it has been heart-warming to see the tributes and comments made to remember them both. Gordon, a member of RMweb since day one (maybe unwittingly), saw the forum grow into the world-leading site it is today, helped hugely by…

1 Min
how to get your next issue of brm

1 Buy a single printed issue of the latest edition, delivered straight to your door at; www.world-of-railways.co.uk/Store/Latest-issue 2 Subscribe to the printed edition, again for postal delivery, where there are plenty of great offers at; www.world-of-railways.co.uk/Store/Subscriptions/ 3 You can sign up to a digital subscription and download every issue from Pocketmags at; www.pocketmags.com/british-railway-modelling-magazine 4 Finally, you can sign up for our digital archive. This is a membership service that gives you access to every single issue of BRM since 2007, plus all future issues. Find out more at; www.world-of-railways.co.uk/store/digital-archive/…

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9 Min
world of railways

ORDER BOOKS OPEN FOR NEW HELJAN MK.2 COACHES Heljan has released images and opened its order books for the eagerly-awaited Mk.2 coaches in O gauge. The range covers many of the liveries worn across their lives, from introduction in the 1960s, right up to the present day. Four coach types are offered: • Tourist Second Open (TSO) • Brake Second Open (BSO) • Brake First Corridor (BFK) • First Corridor (FK) Priced at £279.00 (RRP), the new models are available to order now from Heljan stockists (the majority currently offering a 15% discount) and are expected to arrive in Q1 next year. Heljan has released the approved livery artwork, and highly detailed interiors will also be a major feature of these new models, with authentic early Mk. 2 seating, partitions and luggage racks on view. The models have…

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16 Min
copenhagen fields

Factfile Layout name: Copenhagen Fields Scale/gauge: 2mm:1ft / 1:152 scale / 9.42mm gauge Size: 22ft x 6ft 9in Era/region: 1930s London Layout type: Continuous loops with sidings Deciding on a prototype to model and making it are two very different things, especially as modelling a ‘busy’ city-scape requires rather more planning than needed for an open green fields scene. The three main protagonists of the new project back in 1983 were myself (dentist), Mike Randall (a woodwork teacher) and John Birkett-Smith (an architect). The original plan evolved from discussion within a much larger group that had developed with our previous bucolic N gauge / 2mm:1ft scale layout, ‘Chiltern Green & Luton Hoo’. It was always intended that ‘Copenhagen Fields’ would record the history and character of the lands to the immediate north of Kings Cross. The railway…

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9 Min
get the industrial look with geoscenics

Some people will visit an attraction and feel the urge to take a photograph, or even draw a sketch of it, but I’m inspired to build a model. In July’s issue of BRM, you can read about the trip Andy York and I took to visit Rocks by Rail in Leicestershire. A cracking day out for the industrial railway enthusiast that left me wondering how I could turn it into a micro layout. Part of the appeal would be to use both narrow gauge and standard gauge tracks with one feeding the other. As more OO9 models have appeared, I know there are many modellers thinking about something along these lines to add more interest to their model. I won’t claim this is a new idea. In fact, I’m really only building a…

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6 Min
inbox

Q&A, LETTERS and PROJECTS SOUTHDOWN LAKER DEPOT All materials for this diorama were, with the exception of the lighting, the remote-control vehicle, and a job lot of used and abused buses, by necessity, needed to be scrounged from my scrap box or created to avoid the covid-related restrictions mentioned above. The buildings were scratch-built using card and plastic sheets with a little foam board. The clear window material was judiciously removed from an old display box. Sliding doors were added to the garage and my attempts at representing encroaching vegetation added. Small paper advertisements were cut from old railway magazines and added to the walls of the buildings. The window frames were constructed using scrap box extruded reclaimed sections. The viaduct was a fortuitous purchase from a charity shop. These had been condemned due…

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