Thursday, 17 September 2020

The October 2020 issue of AMRM is out now!

 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.


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