British Railway Modelling (BRM)

British Railway Modelling (BRM)

July 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.

United Kingdom
Warners Group Publications Plc
13 期号


welcome to july

At last! Summer is here and we have finally been able to get out and about again. With Covid restrictions easing Andy is now able to start working through a year-long backlog of layout photoshoots. But, before that was possible he and Phil had a very enjoyable day at Rocks by Rail in Rutland looking at industrial locomotives. You’ll see what we mean in this month’s episode of BRM TV which is available to subscribers. Phil even had a ceremonial part to play in tightening the final golden bolt to rejoin the two halves of the line after lockdown work was completed ahead of the museum reopening on the 4th of July. Rocks by Rail also features as an inspirational plan for a suitable layout for small industrial locomotives which have…

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KMRC COMMISSIONS FIRST LOCOMOTIVE IN ‘O’ Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) is to produce retail exclusive models of Brush Type 4 (later Class 47) D1670 Mammoth in two-tone green livery with small yellow warning panels, manufactured by Heljan. Locomotive D1670 was originally introduced on March 20, 1965, and allocated to Cardiff Canton. It would gain its name after being allocated to Landore (Swansea) in August 1965, and was later allocated to Bristol Bath Road and Old Oak Common. Produced exclusively for the retailer, the Heljan model correctly represents D1670 as introduced, being an early boiler-fitted locomotive with full underframe tanks, glazed headcode panels and Serck radiator shutters. Also supplied with the model are a set of etched Mammoth nameplates. Chris Trerise, Managing Director of KMRC, said, “Having produced Mammoth as a OO gauge exclusive…

blowers green wagon repair yard

I suppose I am representative of the majority of railway modellers in that I have lots of unfinished projects. My kit cupboard remains stubbornly full of unbuilt kits, I have several part-finished locomotive kits and neither of the two large layouts I have started has been finished. Although, I must say in my defence that ‘Vauxhall Wharf’, my home layout, is nearing completion. It had been intended that ‘Vauxhall Wharf’ would be an exhibition layout and indeed it has been exhibited twice at local shows, but the sheer size of the layout, the weight of the baseboards and the size of the transport needed to move it made me realise that I was being too ambitious. While completing the scenic work on two of the rear-most boards on ‘Vauxhall Wharf’, a modelling…

how to... enhance an older rtr model

There are a number of TV programmes that I enjoy where antiques and other old items are restored or refurbished to give them a new life. I’m very keen on this philosophy and since model railways have been around for many years, there are plenty of older models about. Some of these fill a niche where it can be difficult to justify the production of an item in quantity to modern standards. One of these is the Lima torpedo wagon. There are plenty of these models still around and I managed to purchase a damaged example for only a few pounds without much effort. The real-life vehicles tend to be large. They didn’t, in general, run on the national network and could therefore be built to fit around the loading gauge of…


Q&A, LETTERS and PROJECTS GARDENING FOR SCENERY I enjoy reading every issue of BRM and from your magazine, I gain lots of tips and ideas. I have a large Hornby-Dublo three-rail layout, which my father started just prior to WWII – the locomotives are still going strong! I often add cameos to my layout and I found Howard’s article on ‘live’ plants in the Spring 2021 issue of BRM very interesting. When I do gardening, I have the prunings and use them. The larger twigs I use as logs on a bogie bolster wagon. I also have an old grape stalk, which is a tree struck by lightning! I also enjoy walking holidays, especially abroad, and when in dry Mediterranean climates, I collect dry lichen from forest trees. This lichen makes wonderful foliage and…