Monday, 4 November 2019

AMRM December 2019 issue is now available

The December 2019 issue of AMRM is now available.

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

The digital version of the December 2019 AMRM was released by Zinio on Wednesday 13 November (Thursday 14 in Australia).




The December 2019 cover.




The contents page.


This issue's feature layout models a prototype that (as far as I can remember) has never been featured in AMRM previously, the North Australian Railway, and it is set in the dark days of 1942. Peter Lucas has adopted some very interesting techniques to model this extremely obscure prototype. 



Not many modellers have the knowledge or interest to create authentic signal box diagrams for their layout, but the late Wilfrid Brook, did. He shared some of his knowledge and techniques in this fascinating article.



Tom Carlos is back with the latest installment of Billabong Marina, describing how he constructed more of the many buildings populating this fascinating little 'gem' of a layout.



Peter Michalak presents a DCC Workshop on fitting a 'stay alive' module to his SAR F class steam locomotive. Don't be misled by the prototype, this article is applicable to anyone who has fitted a DCC chip and wants their locomotive's to proceed smoothly and without annoying stalls.


It's not often we get the opportunity to highlight 'good works' in AMRM, so we are delighted to be able to publish an article by Brad Peadon describing David Xuereb's commendable efforts to raise funds for the charity Kids with Cancer Foundation Australia through the medium of model railways.



This issue's In the Loop takes a wide-ranging look at what might happen to a layout once the builder has passed on and explores some of the issues surrounding layouts whose owner is no longer with us. 

In this issue's Beyond the Fence, Phil Jeffery describes some idiosyncratic and very modeleable equipment once used to unload wagons on the Victorian Railways.

For the modern era modeller, Chris Jones describes a very basic structure used to unload grain in Melbourne, while general maintenance of models is covered by Jonathan Majer's Cleaning Unpowered Electrical Pickup Wheels and Steve Donohue's artistically illustrated Coasting to Clean Track.


This issues Gallery takes a look at stock handling on the VR, courtesy of photographs by John McCallum of models displayed at various Victorian Prototype Modellers' Forums.


This issue's On the Workbench continues the stock handling theme, but in NSW, with an article describing the NSWGR's '1890', '1891' and '1896' bogie cattle wagons and Ian Dunn's adventures constructing the newly-released Stephen Johnson Models HO scale kit of the '1890' version.



 On the Workbench leads into the Reviews section, which cover's our publisher, SCR Publications, latest release, Hudson Brothers A History of Hudson Brothers Carpenters, Engineers & Manufacturers 1866-1898, by David Jehan, as well as the latest release from Train Hobby Publications, Ted Payne The Steam Era • Victoria, featuring many more of Ted Payne's excellent photos.


As one would expect in the issue after the AMRA (NSW) October long weekend exhibition, the Recent Releases/News section contains a lot of new models, as well as some intriguing news of what is coming up in 2020! 


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.

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James McInerney
Editor