Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

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Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Post by philipy » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:57 am

FWLR wrote: โ†‘
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If your friend Phillip wouldn't know how to use your computer, you could have shown him how easy it is to use, you only need to hold the mouse on the icon and click it.......... :lol:
He simply isn't interested in computers.

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Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:05 am

Neither am I but it's my job.

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Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Post by FWLR » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:28 pm

I think we need to concentrate on Peter's article and not another debate on the use or not of computers.

Now that Peter is back online.....

FLIPPING WELL DONE PETER........ :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
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Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Post by FWLR » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:30 pm

Andrew wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:16 am
Sorry, only just catching up, haven't been online much lately, but a belated congratulations on a fantastic article. The pictures were superb, particularly the full-page shot showing the whole layout. The combination of your article and the wonderful one by Andrew Crookall last month will indeed do wonders to show just how good modern garden railway modelling can be.

I should confess that the lack of garden railway content means that I can't justify the cost of buying RM each month, I read the articles while shopping in Asda (!!!), but I do have a big soft spot for the magazine, which I was flicking through before I could read. It was looking forward to the traditional August garden railway slot that first got me interested in going outdoors, so I'm delighted that you got the gig this year Peter!

All the best,

Andrew.

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Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Post by ge_rik » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:34 am

Andrew wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:16 am
I should confess that the lack of garden railway content means that I can't justify the cost of buying RM each month, I read the articles while shopping in Asda (!!!), but I do have a big soft spot for the magazine, which I was flicking through before I could read. It was looking forward to the traditional August garden railway slot that first got me interested in going outdoors, so I'm delighted that you got the gig this year Peter!
Same here. I click through it in Smith's each month and only buy it when I feel it's worth it - which of course this month it was. I first subscribed to RM in 1965 and kept my sub until 1985 when marriage and a daughter changed my priorities. I too was lured into the garden by articles such as Peter Denny's Trepolpen Light Railway.

I subscribe to Garden Rail but get it as an electronic edition. My rationale at the time was that it gave me access to five years' back issues which could be searched through. Unfortunately, when they switched from Exact Editions to PocketMags access to all the back issues was lost. If I'd had hard copies I would now still have them.... :cry:

Sorry, back to Peter's wonderful railway. I'm still hoping to get down there sometime to take some video.

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Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Post by Peter Butler » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:51 pm

Now I have been 'immortalised' in print it would be wonderful to have a video of my railway being used for what it was intended. Rik has kindly recorded my Emetts running on the railway and has promised to do similar for the 16mm stock too. The railway is still looking tidy after the preparation for the RM photographer and is perfect timing for Rik's visit. I will PM you Rik to arrange a mutually convenient time.... thank you.
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Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Post by andymctractor » Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:31 pm

BorisSpencer wrote: โ†‘
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I haven't bought Railway Modeller more than occasionally since the 70s.
I still have some selected articles that interested me. I always had a hankering for a small, possibly modular, 009 layout.
As a result of this thread I've bought a copy of the August RM and enjoyed Peter's article and agree that it may challenge indoor or smaller scale railway modellers to have a go outside. The problem is, we know how much work goes into producing a convincing garden railway like this.

I moved to 16mm scale from 009 years ago. If anyone has a copy of February 2007 Railway Modeller there is an article I wrote on my layout 'Newton Halt'.
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Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Post by RobRossington » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:40 am

Iโ€™m definitely going to have to pick a copy up! Itโ€™s always nice to see a garden railway featured in the โ€˜mainstreamโ€™ modelling mags, especially one as high quality as yours is Peter!


Itโ€™s also worth noting that the paper industry is one of the most highly regulated and efficient industries on the planet, especially if you consider the end product is highly recyclable. Thereโ€™s probably less environmental impact in creating 100 copies of RM than there is producing one iPad....

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Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Post by tom_tom_go » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:54 am

Do you work in the paper industry?

There is no point having both electronic and paper formats as the environmental impact is greater. Printed information generally becomes obsolete as soon as it's produced whereas electronic data can be updated.

You could easily argue with your iPad reference what's the point in using electric cars as building batteries is far more damaging to the environment than building a combustion engine?

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Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Post by DonW » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:51 pm

If you look for minimal impact not doing things would have less impact but what would be the point of living. Who knows where this could end, we may have to get a special licence to burn fossil fuels in our locos in the future! The Ipad argument would be a lot stronger if it wasn't for the fact that people seem to keep replacing them with newer models and the magazine argument is weakened by those copies bought read once then discarded and who reads all the pages of adverts every month.
I would suggest there are ways to help without denying yourself the odd magazine. Turn down the theromostat and wear a jumper, take your hollidays in the UK (assuming you live here) you could be visiting the preserved lines and many more.
God help us if they realise every time we breath out we emit CO2.
It is a good article and if people see it on the sheelves of WHS it may attract them to the hobby a plus in my view
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Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Post by idlemarvel » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:01 pm

Well put Don. This whole area of carbon footprint and climate change is a minefield of contradictory advice from vested interests. We should all do our bit as we see fit or are able to, but it's probably best to leave the whys and wherefores to another forum so we can focus on garden railways.
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Re: Railway Modeller - Brockhampton & Umbridge

Post by RobRossington » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:14 am

tom_tom_go wrote: โ†‘
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:54 am
Do you work in the paper industry?

There is no point having both electronic and paper formats as the environmental impact is greater. Printed information generally becomes obsolete as soon as it's produced whereas electronic data can be updated.

You could easily argue with your iPad reference what's the point in using electric cars as building batteries is far more damaging to the environment than building a combustion engine?
Except it isnโ€™t..... The paper industry has in the last few years become an extremely sustainable one.

And yes, at present there is very little point in owning an electric car, for exactly the reasons youโ€™ve given! :scratch:

But anyway. Like I say (and like we should all be saying!), congratulations to Peter on the article :)

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