Sunday, 10 January 2021

  The February 2021 issue of AMRM is scheduled to be available from all outlets by Friday the 15th of January 2021.


If your local hobby shop or newsagent does not stock AMRM (ask them why not!), you can purchase a paper copy of the February issue online at:

The digital version of the February 2021 AMRM was released by Zinio on Monday the 11th of January




The February 2021 cover.


The Contents page.

Peter Allen and Graeme Schulz describe their prototype-based modern era HO scale exhibition
layout.


Bernie Baker and the AMRM Team kick off a series describing the Clyde EMD Australian Super Series locomotives. Includes all the various modifications and background history etc.


Mitchell Campton concludes his excellent series on scratch-building a model of a
NSW road overbridge.

Wayne Hoskin outlines the early grain handling history in South
Australia, from bagged grain, right through to construction of silos. A must for modelers of this prototype and era onwards.

David Clark provides detail instructions for opening 
windows and doors on a VR PL coach, perfect for modeling VR summer excursion traffic!

Gary Lamb returns to the pages of AMRM with a detailed description of how added a large industry to his regular layout operating sessions.


We also have:
Ben Gray weathering a NSWGR PCC cement hopper.
Phil Jefferey's Behind the Fence.
An N scale Gallery (pure inspiration there!)
James McInerney weathering bogies, with a few minutes’ work

Trevor Hodges pens his regular column In the Loop...

Finally there is News from the Australian hobby world, and Mailbag...

We also have available an online version of AMRM to compliment our traditional paper version. You can purchase the paper version from newsagents, hobby shops and specialist bookshops (or direct from AMRM if none of the above are convenient), while the online version can be purchased either through us or direct from Zinio International.


Contact AMRM, either by sending us the form below, or via our website, to take out a subscription to the online version (or adjust your current subscription to include the online version) in time for the release of the online version.



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Friday, 1 January 2021

John Eassie TRAX and Austrains founder passes away

 G'day All


It is with great sadness to inform the Australian modelling public of the passing of John Eassie.

John was the power house behind model brands such as TRAX and Austrains. John almost single handedly changed the Australian railway modelling scene by providing mass produced robust models.

While there have been plenty of followers, John was the barn stormer.

The Australian modelling public will always be in debt to him for this.

RIP


Sunday, 6 December 2020

Back issue: December 2020 issue of the AMRM

 The December 2020 issue of AMRM is scheduled to be available from all outlets by Thursday the 12th of November 2020.


If your local hobby shop or newsagent does not stock AMRM (ask them why not!), you can purchase a paper copy of the December issue online at:

The digital version of the December 2020 AMRM was released by Zinio on Tuesday the 10th of November.




The December 2020 cover.


Contents page



The feature layout this issue is Tim Stewart's Mudgee  layout.  Tim has dedicated a lifetime of modelling to produce an outstanding modelling example of the NSWGR line to Mudgee.

Tim shares his experience to AMRM readers, with James McInerney providing the photographic work for this feature article.




R G Kosmider provides a no nonsense approach to scratch building points.  K G Kosmider encourages the novice to start scratch building points.  He also outlines the advantages of taking such a plunge modelling wise.  This article is applicable to any scale and outlines the tips to producing your own points with satisfying results.



Continuing our cause of encouraging modelers to looks at locations that have amazing operational potential, the AMRM team present a location to model in ultra modern, Bowmans, South Australia.
Covering the history of the development of the Super bunker. includes modelling notes, track and signal diagrams, and a suggested track plan for creating a model.
The AMRM Team also have available additional 140 detail photos for the modeler including close up shots of the facility and ancillary equipment, to enable the modeler to really get their teeth into modelling such a location!



Phil Jefferey presents a timely Detail Hound article on the Victorian Tait cars, their configurations, diagrams and research tips.
This includes 1970's details and a close up look at single car Tait conversion versions.



Following on from Mitchell Campton's Prototype file in the October 2020 issue of the AMRM.
Mitchell Campton outlines step by step techniques for scratch building a NSW Timber Road Overbridge, this is outlines techniques that can be adapted to any scale.



James McInerney returns to the pages of the AMRM with an interesting anecdote on revitalizing your older models



As a companion to Peter Clark's historical article in the October issue of the AMRM, the AMRM Team have developed detailed modelling notes for the BHP Billiton SD40Rs and SD40-2s.  
This article shows you the detail configurations, includes a complete detailed differences table (for example there are three different configurations of ditchlights).  The article also outlines the applicable models available for you to model them as closely as possible.


There is a bumper issue in regards to reviews with three detailed model reviews.






Trevor Hodges pens his regular column In the Loop...

Finally there is News from the Australian hobby world, and Mailbag...

We also have available an online version of AMRM to compliment our traditional paper version. You can purchase the paper version from newsagents, hobby shops and specialist bookshops (or direct from AMRM if none of the above are convenient), while the online version can be purchased either through us or direct from Zinio International.


Contact AMRM, either by sending us the form below, or via our website, to take out a subscription to the online version (or adjust your current subscription to include the online version) in time for the release of the online version.



Purchase this issue of AMRM in either paper or digital form.

Ring the office on (02) 9311 2036 and have your credit card handy.



Or click here to


online to the paper or digital (or both) versions of AMRM at our website.


You can also purchase a digital issue of AMRM (including back issues) from the Zinio site. 

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Back issue: AMRM October 2020

 The October 2020 issue of AMRM should now be available at most outlets. It is scheduled to be available from all outlets by Monday 21st of September.


If your local hobby shop or newsagent does not stock AMRM (ask them why not!), you can purchase a paper copy of the June issue online at:

The digital version of the October 2020 AMRM was released by Zinio on Thursday 17th of September.




The October 2020 cover.






The Contents page





The feature layout this issue is Gary Lamb's North Coast National, Gary a long time resident of Western Australia recreates a generic slice of Queensland in the 1990's, Queensland Railways is where it all began for Gary's working career.  
Gary's focus on realistic operations, and his design journey is a lesson to us all.  Distilling wants and needs that produces outstanding results, so is the adage less is more!



Ultra Modern Modelers are also catered for with an article on modeling GWA's AHGXs, including fading techniques and applying realistic graffiti.  Also included is a configuration table of each member of the fleet, so you can get your models just right.



Jim Hutchinson provides us with great techniques to create very "Australian typical" store fronts.  Including using everyday items to create realistic facades. These techniques are valuable to all modelers regardless of scale or gauge.




David Dunn describes is Victorian Railways branchline layout, WatersideWaterside is proof that you don't need lots of room to have a beautiful and operationally satisfying layout.  A small layout can also be a learning stepping stone, and enable you to focus on the details with outstanding results.


Our prototype file for this issue is thanks to Mitchell Campton as produced scale drawing of a very common sight in rural NSW, a two track overbridge.  However not just content to provide you detailed plans, Mitchell will also provide a how to article to built this bridge in HO in the next issue of the AMRM.




The Pilbara is back!  Many modelers that visit the Pilbara region of Western Australia become inspired and end up modelling some part of it.  To this point, Peter Clarke covers BHP Billiton's motive power gap filled by USA domestic EMD SD40s and SD40-2's, although their operational life was short it's a very interesting history.



And that not all... John Miller, well known Westrail era N scale modeler, outlines a short didy on effectively modelling Tarpaulins, which again can be converted to any scale and prototype.

Trevor Hodges pens his regular column In the Loop...

Further more, this issue we have a stack of informative reviews, we are working towards showing you the details and provide good comparisons to the prototype.  So you the modeler can make an informed decision on your hard earned hobby dollar.




Yes of course there is News from the Australian hobby world...including new manufactures!   Also Mailbag...

We also have available an online version of AMRM to compliment our traditional paper version. You can purchase the paper version from newsagents, hobby shops and specialist bookshops (or direct from AMRM if none of the above are convenient), while the online version can be purchased either through us or direct from Zinio International.


Contact AMRM, either by sending us the form below, or via our website, to take out a subscription to the online version (or adjust your current subscription to include the online version) in time for the release of the online version.



Purchase this issue of AMRM in either paper or digital form.

Ring the office on (02) 9311 2036 and have your credit card handy.



Or click here to


online to the paper or digital (or both) versions of AMRM at our website.


You can also purchase a digital issue of AMRM (including back issues) from the Zinio site. 

Monday, 13 July 2020

Back issue: AMRM August 2020

The August 2020 issue of AMRM should now be available at most outlets. It is scheduled to be available from all outlets by Monday 20th of July.

If your local hobby shop or newsagent does not stock AMRM (ask them why not!), you can purchase a paper copy of the June issue online at:

The digital version of the August 2020 AMRM was released by Zinio on Thursday 15th of July.




The August 2020 cover.



The Contents page
Its another bumper 80 page issue!


The feature layout this issue represents Henry Wadling's life time affinity with NSW Railways replicated in HO Scale, is his North West layout.


Chis Neil builds a useful DCC programming box, a must for DCC exhibition layouts.

Don Bishop concludes his series on building an SAR goods shed.

Ralph Holden, outlines the end of an era for his SAR-EPD and for the prototype Port Lincoln Division.


Brian Shields describes Renmark SA as a great location to model, complete with diagrams, shares the history the railways of Renmark, lots of  prototype inspiration.


Trevor Watson shares his affinity with large scale tramways, and building the Lanyon Valley Steam & Electric Tramway.


Les Fordham takes us on a journey, and shares his experiences in moving his layout into a new home, and all the changes that occurred! Including lessons learned...

Plus lots of reviews and news, as per usual.



We also have available an online version of AMRM to compliment our traditional paper version. You can purchase the paper version from newsagents, hobby shops and specialist bookshops (or direct from AMRM if none of the above are convenient), while the online version can be purchased either through us or direct from Zinio International.


Contact AMRM, either by sending us the form below, or via our website, to take out a subscription to the online version (or adjust your current subscription to include the online version) in time for the release of the online version.



Purchase this issue of AMRM in either paper or digital form.

Ring the office on (02) 9311 2036 and have your credit card handy.



Or click here to


online to the paper or digital (or both) versions of AMRM at our website.


You can also purchase a digital issue of AMRM (including back issues) from the Zinio site.