On 28 Apr, 19:39, " email@example.com"
" Ian Allan started The RAILWAY MODELLER in 1949 " Guess who
publishes Hornby Magazine !
This web page gives a potted history up to 2009 to mark its diamond
And sold it very soon after its start; they then went on to publish Model
railway Constructor - and closed it when they couldn't make enough money
from it. Now it's Hornby Magazine (which fortuitously has nothing to do
with Hornby) wonder what its long term future will be?
I've heard this before, but I've never understood why it's called the
Hornby Magazine when it apparently has no connection with Hornby. Can
On another tack, I bought the current issue of Steam Railway which I
noticed had "two magazines included". I didn't bother looking to see
what the other magazine was until I got home...
...Model Rail seems to be stuck in Groundhog Day. How long will that
magazine last? It started out as a good magazine, but now seems to have
forgotten to include any content in between the adverts!
I gave up buying any of regularly as couldnt remember if had read them after
a couple of weeks. Occasionally buy one, last time bought Model Rail had
read the interesting articles in rather a short time. However, did smile at
the article suggesting 50 or so ways to save money in modelling. They never
suggested make things instead of buying finished scenic products.
IMO the model railway mags are good value compared the 12inch/foot
alternative. The latter cost a lot more and can be read in a fraction of the
It's a while since I bought either and was surprised to find the last copy
of RM I bought is dated as long ago 2003!
On Tue, 04 May 2010 17:49:11 +0100, Paul Boyd put finger to keyboard
It's purely marketing. Ian Allen paid Hornby for the rights to use the
name, in the expectation that the brand recognition would attract
casual modellers and train set owners who otherwise wouldn't have
picked up a dedicated modelling magazine. It seems to have worked, at
least up to a point - it's often the only railway modelling magazine
on the racks in smaller newsagents.
Maybe your copy had some pages missing. There's plenty of content in
my copy :-)
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