Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Hellingly Hospital Railway in Great British Model Railways

An unexpected appearance for The Hellingly Hospital Railway in a new publication arriving at a WH Smith near you - Great British Model Railways Volume 1.

This is a spin-off from Model Rail magazine. The opportunity has been taken to re-publish some images alongside new one from layouts previously showcased on the magazine. What you get for the bargain price is 30 layouts worth of excellent Chris Nevard photos.

For most readers, this is exactly what they are looking for. Reproduction is excellent, this is a keeper for the magazine pile, and you'll find loads of inspiration in the models featured.

There's not much in the way of modelling information but if you want that, pointers to both websites and back issues of the magazine are included.

The Hellingly pages include a double page spread and 4 other pictures. The layout looks brilliant, I'm not convinced I built it now...

Needless to say, there are a couple of errors. Firstly, don't believe the contents page, Hellingly is OO rather than P4. Also, I am not "one of the country's most imaginative modellers", the correct phrase is "persistent bodgers"!

If you can't find a copy locally, buy it on-line. Well worth the money.


Iain Robinson said...

That's great! And you are too modest. Now I have to buy this mag as well as the Hornby mag I bought with your Andrew Barclay article...well it's a good excuse, as if I needed one!

Phil Parker said...

Thanks Iain :-)