Magazine: which one ?

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Magazine: which one ?

Postby Boïschaut » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:07 pm

Hello there,
All your advices are needed ! I want to subscribe to a British model railway magazine but which one ?
Railway Modeller, Hornby magazine, BRM (British Railway Modelling), Model Rail...
Many thanks in advance for all your replies.

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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby Boïschaut » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:21 am

Just for a try, I ordered the latest issue of Hornby Magazine (HM115, January) ). Wait and see...

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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:25 pm

To be honest I think you get used to a magazine, sometimes to the level
where you've seen so much of that magazines editorial preferences one
can get fed-up with it !!
I've used Railway Modeller for several years, but feel I need a change !!

I would imagine British outline model magazines are a rare thing in France.
I wonder how much magazine postage is ?? ...... I have an idea.

Geoff T.
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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby Boïschaut » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:09 pm

Thanks for your reply.

Dad-1 wrote:I would imagine British outline model magazines are a rare thing in France.
Geoff T.

you're absolutely right !

Dad-1 wrote:I wonder how much magazine postage is ?? ...... I have an idea.
Geoff T.

Peco too ! :cry:
Railway Modeller Subscription:
-1 Year (UK) : £45.00
-1 Year (Europe) : £72.50

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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby alex3410 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:28 pm

i have followed all of them at one point or another but my favourite is Hornby magazine, i subscribe to it as well as Model rail but find myself reading the Hornby one more.

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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby Boïschaut » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:42 pm

Hornby magazine one year subscription is a little bit cheaper than Railway Modeller: Europe 1 Year (12 issues) £54.99 (including delivery charges) :)

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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby b308 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:12 pm

Look at digital subs...

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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby Boïschaut » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:19 pm

Yep. But I'm a "old school" guy and I like real paper :oops:

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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby Mountain » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:30 pm

Railway Modeller. Good old favourite of mine. :D Shame I've not the budget to buy one every month.

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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby alex3410 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:45 pm

Boïschaut wrote:Yep. But I'm a "old school" guy and I like real paper :oops:


So do I! Being a website developer you would have thought digital would be my first choice but it's so much nicer reading them in hard copy

It also has the added bonus that my dad gets them when I am done with them as well :lol:

Don't get me wrong digital is great- railway modeller used to give you access to a digital archive of past issues which was a fantastic feature but can't beat a good old hard copy magazine you can cut up, draw in, fold corners over etc etc

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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby Boïschaut » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:30 am

Boïschaut wrote: (Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:21 am) Just for a try, I ordered the latest issue of Hornby Magazine (HM115, January) ). Wait and see...

And I got...nothing :evil: Maybe the British Channel is closed or something like that I guess.

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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby Lysander » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:05 am

I agree with Geoff - you do rather tend to favour one over the others.

I'm a bit out of love with all of them right now however. I used to buy RM religiously every month but feel that some of the layout articles in particular are losing quality - some, not all. There are probably too many layouts being reviewed by a number of magazines every month and consistent high quality has suffered sometimes. Also, the product reviews do sometimes seem geared towards keeping the manufacturers happy.

So, I look at RM in the supermarket each month and buy it if there's something I want to read further. I probably buy 1 in 4. I guess it's still the one I'd look at first.

Not a very helpful answer, just a personal view. Oh, RM does have a good listing of advertisers too.

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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby alex3410 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:24 am

RM does have the advantage of being in the supermarket, my local Tesco does not have any & Sainsburys only has RM. Unfortunately we don't really shop at sainsburys often which makes it rather difficult to sneak it in with the weekly shop :lol:

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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby Boïschaut » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:28 pm

I got an answer from Key Publishing for my Hornby Magazine (January 2017 issue):
"Surface mail can take up to 30 days for delivery. Please allow further time for this order to arrive." :o
Wait and see...
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Re: Magazine: which one ?

Postby alex3410 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:36 pm

i guess if you subscribed you would always get one a month still, just running a month behind :lol:

the scanning in of articles is a good tip, i have only recently got a scanner at home (all in one printer) and its not occurred to me yet to do this so thanks for pointing it out :)


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