If your copy of Hornby Mag has arrived with a thump through the letterbox then tear off the plastic bag and inside you'd find that Parker's Guide is back to rolling stock construction.
This time it's the Chivers ex-LMS "Long Low" kit. We've been talking about doing a steel plate wagon for some time but I wanted to avoid yet another Parkside kit. There have been lots of these and it's important to prove there are other kit manufacturers out there. Anyway, the flat wagons in the range tend to be earlier kit designs and I never got on with them particularly well unlike the later designs which are masterful.
Elsewhere the staff projects showcases my Ruston 165DS model even though it's HO scale and even posed by an American wagon in one photo. Mind you, 4 pages of reviews showing foreign prototypes might cause enough upset amongst the Daily Express reading, "we still have an empire" crowd.
Finally, there is a quick review of a magnetic corner clamp. At least I'm in the right modelling genre this time !